Posted by arctadmin  |  March 24, 2020

It is with a very heavy heart that we, the Directors at ARCT Transport Ltd, have made the tough decision to momentarily suspend two-men deliveries from our Glasgow and Aberdeen hubs. At the core of this decision was the safety of our many loyal staff members and the wellbeing of our country. Covid-19, globally, has taken us all by surprise, but now it is a collective effort of gargantuan proportions and sacrifices which are needed to safeguard each other and our future prosperity and economic and social sustainability. 

ARCT Transport Ltd would like to think that by following government guidelines and asking our staff to stay at home, we are supporting our much loved and currently overloaded NHS, henceforth helping the whole of the UK flatten the curve and trace a path to recovery. I know our operational decision may be difficult for some customers, and we do regret any disappointment caused, but what we can promise is renewed energy when we can all get back out there. Sometimes it takes a tragedy of epic proportions, exemplified by the current Covid-19 pandemic, to make us all appreciate what is dear and near. For us at ARCT Transport Ltd our staff and the communities in which we work are what we hold dear and near.

In the interim period we will endeavour to the best of our ability to provide a limited warehouse service, one man deliveries in which total isolation can be guaranteed, and the facilitation of large freight shunts throughout the UK. We will also be available during and out with normal business hours in  order to maintain clear and transparent dialogue with both staff and clients.

As our First Minister and Prime Minister stressed when announcing a national lockdown, it is the time to ease the pressure on the NHS and most importantly save lives. 

From now on, our staff must stay home and only leave their homes for the following reasons:

  • Essential shopping - for food or medicines and only once a day
  • Exercise - only once a day and alone, or with someone from your household
  • Medical reasons or for the care of vulnerable people

Our First Minister made it clear that only essential work should be undertaken.

So with a weary heart, we wish everyone health and a strong recovery enshrined in solidarity and positivity. Scotland, The United Kingdom and our neighbours in Europe and further afield will beat Covid-19, and most importantly we will beat it together. #StayHomeSaveLives

Craig Taggart, Frank Watters and Samantha Ross

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