As part of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Montgomery Transport formally introduced an electronic bill of lading (eBOL) format with several of its top customers. This initiative is helping to keep their drivers and customers compliant with social distancing recommendations while reducing unnecessary exposure.
“I could not be more excited to have the best team of innovators and technology platforms to be able to implement such a cutting edge concept that not only keeps our employees safe, but customers and their consignees in which we proudly serve,” says Rollins Montgomery, CEO of Montgomery Transport. “Electronic BOLs were part of our comprehensive response to COVID-19 and I am confident that this new technology platform is an extremely strong proposition of the value-added service we provide through the supply chain, and beyond the pandemic.”
With electronic BOLs, Montgomery’s drivers are able to enter customer facilities with a socially distanced approach. This safer option allows for drivers and front-line employees to confirm and sign load documents without the immediate exchange of paper documents. After delivery, a signed proof of delivery is emailed to the customer for their records.
Other proactive steps taken by Montgomery to support drivers and staff during the pandemic include making masks as well as providing rubber gloves and sanitizer for Montgomery drivers at the company’s headquarters. A convenient PPE request form is available on Montgomery drivers’ M1 Mobile App which allows drivers to request certain PPE items be shipped to them if they will not be by the terminal or able to obtain items on the road with their weekly sanitizer and disinfectant allowance at participating truck stops.