THUNDER BAY – BUSINESS – We need your help in making the service safe during the covid19 pandemic!
We have been instructed to stay open by the Ministry of Transportation as an essential service because our buses are still required during the lockdown. That may prove to be more tricky to do then it sounds because we do not receive any subsidies. Our sales are down just like for every other business. Cashflow is less than usual to sustain full regular operations. We took all required and possible courses of action to ensure our operational costs are reduced to allow us to keep operating, and further to that we have been given the green light to modify our schedules and vehicle size to accommodate reduced traffic.
We will do our best to help and keep going with our flexible business model.
Our plan is to make this work as traffic demand becomes lower as per the following, subject to change.
A. We will reduce the size of our vehicles to accommodate lower traffic demand temporarily. Some traffic may be as low ad 1 to 2 passengers. We will use our Minivans more frequently to reduce our costs of operations.
B. Our office will have modified hours to allow us to cut labour costs during quiet times during the day.
C. We will reduce the schedule to less than 7 days per week. We will change the schedule over the next few days as we evaluate the routes to best accommodate required traffic without adding further financial loss.
D. Cash is accepted, but no change is offered, must have exact change or round up to the highest number.
A. We will operate low demand routes only if we have booked tickets before 9 pm the day before. This will apply most likely to Fort Frances Route, maybe other ones too.
B. All customers must call us the day before 9 pm so we can make arrangements for our drivers on those on-demand routes until traffic numbers return.
Other factors and requirements.
No sick passengers. Must be healthy because we are checking for fevers and symptoms with our contactless thermometers and visual assessments like a dry cough.
Please be cooperative with our drivers. They are working during wearisome times to make sure essential travel options are still available.
Please do not travel with us if you have reasons to believe or have been in contact with anyone who may be sick with covid19 or severe flu.
Packages and Parcels:
We are moving boxes and supplies to make sure you get what you need. We are offering hot shot services from 1 package to vehicle loads.
We are all in this together:
More updates to come as we go, this is uncharted territory for us, even thou we prepared well for the lockdown and the virus over the last 2 months. Also, please support local businesses as much as possible, even us with as little as shipping packages. All activity helps to cover the costs for us.
We will keep our customers update to date on our Facebook page and booking system and website.
Final Message: We all must do what is necessary to flatten the curve of the virus spread. So far, we have been lucky to have only one case in the region. That may change. You must take this seriously, and do not be careless and get someone sick who does not survive the disease! We have to respect the lockdown and social distancing as much as possible. If we work together, we all can start the recovery back to normal as much as we can go back. It will take time. The financial damages that will be caused by this will be catastrophic to many businesses. Very few enterprises planned for this to have the world shut down for even 2 weeks, if not much more. We are here to help with that, and hopefully, we can be part of the recovery efforts.
Our services will be open to government efforts to deal with this pandemic at any time. We are willing to work with anyone who needs help to get through these times. Special arrangements might have to be made, for example, personal protective equipment might have to be used for special missions and tasks.
Please call us if you need our Shop and Ship option for our parcel service. Our Toll-Free: 1-855-566-2378 or the Kaspers, CEO’s direct email, is firstname.lastname@example.org. For any charter information, please contact email@example.com with requests.
CEO and President
Our Covid-19 Response Plan: