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Border Express responds to new working conditions

Under challenging, fast-changing circumstances, freight and parcel transport specialist, Border Express, is taking its responsibility as an essential service provider seriously.

The company, one of Australia's largest privately owned transport organisations, has implemented floor markings to ensure staff are adequately separated in accordance with new government regulations.

Tape markings on floors are providing practical visual indications for personal separation distances according to Border Express CEO Mostafa Kassaby.

“Under these very difficult circumstances, it’s great to see the business being able to respond to new working conditions especially with the 1.5 metre rule,” he said.

“We are ensuring that all of our sites and teams have the latest recommendations for undertaking their roles, delivering services and safeguarding those working with our business,” said Kassaby.

As an essential service provider Border Express, which employs more than 1300 staff and operates its own freight terminal facilities across 17 sites Australia wide, is taking its responsibilities seriously.

With a third party logistics facilities at Barnawartha just outside of Border Express’s original base of Albury, as well as facilities in Adelaide, Melbourne and Perth, Border Express will continue to operate on behalf of its customers while prioritising the health and well-being of its communities and team members.

“We are using only the most reliable sources of advice as the basis of our planning and decision-making, and are ensuring that all of our sites and teams have the latest recommendations for undertaking their roles, delivering services and safeguarding those working with our business,” Kassaby said.

“Currently a big challenge is the unknown. We can only deal with the situation we are faced with today and use that to plan for tomorrow,” he said.

“We are constantly looking at the operations in our business and how we can adapt and streamline them. This unfolding situation is a timely reminder that we should all take care of both ourselves, and those around us by taking responsibility individually and as a whole for our actions.

“As always, Border Express puts the health and safety of our people, customers and partners at the forefront of our thinking and actions.”

Border Express initiated its parcel business in September 2014. In addition to its parcel operations Border Express continues to perform a significant amount of traditional freight which was the foundation of the business which Max and Lynn Luff created in 1981.

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