Transportation and logistics service provider Pilot Freight Services is delivering critical medical supplies and equipment—ranging from surgical masks to life-saving ventilators—to destinations across the country by using a safety-first “clean room” solution created specifically for the coronavirus crisis.
Pilot created the “clean rooms” within its logistics facility in Piscataway, New Jersey, saying the system allows medical engineers and technicians to inspect, clean, test, and validate patient monitoring equipment. Pilot adapted existing delivery protocols to meet rigorous safety standards to protect Pilot employees, client employees, and hospital staff.
As a result, medical equipment can be cleaned, tested, and repacked for delivery to hospitals in New York City that are in need, all within 24 hours of arrival. The company os also continuing to work with global partners in Asia to move critical healthcare supplies such as hand sanitizer and medical masks to the U.S.
“In this rapidly changing environment, Pilot is committed to rising to the challenge of providing critical logistics and supply chain support,” Pilot President and chief commercial officer John Hill said in a release. “I am very proud of our drivers and field team for their hard work and ability to create solutions quickly in these crucial moments.”
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