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Free COVID-19 logistics services continue to pour in

Over the long isolation period due to the COVID-19 crisis, many logistics service provider overcame the challenges with various methods and tools to ensure all services continues to operate, also provide safety of their employees. In the US, many companies tend to offer new and free services to revive the economy through this crisis and pandemic.

Instructional chnologies inc. (ITI)

Driver training solutions provider ITI has announced that it will offer a free course for drivers on COVID-19 safety, which it believes will help drivers understand the impact of the pandemic, while also helping them keep themselves and others safe while on the job. The free course covers up-to-date information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on COVID-19 symptoms, ways to prevent its spread, and what to do if the driver gets sick. It also addresses common concerns including cleaning high-touch areas on the vehicle, regulatory changes to Hours of Service (HOS) and CDL expirations, operational concerns like shipper closures, and lifestyle changes that have occurred due to the pandemic.

Symphony Retail AI

Artificial intelligence-based supply chain solutions provider Symphony RetailAI has announced a web portal that contains essential insights, news and ideas specifically tailored to suit fast-moving consumer goods retailers and consumer packaged goods manufacturers. Data-driven insights cover consumer behavior trends, merchandising challenges and implications of the pandemic on global supply chains.

The portal also presents industry-related information detailing how retailers are innovating and responding to the current crisis. Symphony believes that this will help retailers to not lose sight of today’s trends and the impact they will have on future strategy and tactics.


Digital freight technology company PostBidShip has announced that it will offer no-strings-attached, free 60-day subscriptions to U.S.-based shippers that are part of operations to move essential goods within the country. Shippers using the platform can have up to 100 carriers pre-loaded by PostBidShip, while having the option to load an unlimited number of carriers on their own if needed. The free support also includes live online training on using the platform.

Eka Solutions

Cloud-based integrated freight management platform EKA Solutions has announced that it will onboard brokers of all different sizes with its proprietary standard broker transportation management system (TMS), without asking for onboarding fees or requiring them to commit to a term contract. EKA’s platform helps customers manage all their freight businesses remotely, including freight exchange and third-party services. EKA serves as the system of record across multiple applications and seamlessly integrates with other freight solutions, including TMS and driver applications.

Fit to Pass

Fit to Pass is a coaching program designed to improve the health of professional drivers, especially before their DOT recertification examination. The company is now providing free six-month access to its commercial driver’s license (CDL) driver support hotline. Once they sign up, drivers can use this service to access free and immediate coaching from professional mental health coaches.

Rice export facing difficulties

Time 05/11/2019 at 15:47

According the the Department of Agricultural Processing and Market Development, the Ministry of Agriculture and fhf Developfment, Vietnam’s rice export is facing difficulties when the export value of the first 8 months of 2019 reduced 15% year over year in 2018, reaching only USD 2bn.

Huu Nghi - Chi Lang expressway: Matter of capital will be solved soon

Time 09/07/2020 at 09:23

In the latest issue of VLR, we already had an article on value of the expressway of Bac Giang - Lang Son when investors, local authorities and banks, under the guideline from the Government, built the road. However, it is required that the road connect to Lang Son City and gateways of Huu Nghi and Tan Thanh for its full utilization.

Vietnam's aviation sector regains her feet after COVID-19

Time 15/06/2020 at 08:44

At the end of May 2020, airline activities was recovered about 25% - 27%. It is possible to say the pandemic of COVID-19 caused an unprecedented disaster to Vietnam’s civil airline? A question is raised: When will Vietnam’s aviation sector regain her feet?

Navy Hotel Group: An outstanding experience of space and service

Time 16/09/2020 at 09:27

With various forms of hotels and resorts as coastal resort hotels, airport hotels, and city hotels. The chain of Navy Hotel Group has currently been found in popular tourism locations as Dalat, Cam Ranh and Danang. It is expected that a city in HCMC and a coastal hotel resort in Nha Trang will be open at the beginning of 2021.

Artisan Nguyen Thi Dung: Pottery a full pasion

Time 16/09/2020 at 08:51

In 20 years working with pottery, with all ups and downs in life, it is the passion that helps Nguyen Thi Dung keep her inspiration and creation. Dung always thinks how to keep pottery art away from dying and how to make it go further to local and foreign pottery art lovers.

DKSH achieved solid results in the unprecedented 2020

Time 15/09/2020 at 14:54

At Group level, in the first six months of 2020, DKSH reported solid results in these unprecedented times. Across markets, DKSH continued to reliably supply products and played a critical role in responding to the pandemic. In Vietnam, DKSH also performed remarkably well, attaining slightly better levels than in 2019. This is a great achievement and a testament to our robust business model and strongly committed workforce, who have really stepped up in these challenging circumstances.