Update: As of Monday, July 29, 2020, protest data has been removed from our platform, as protests are no longer causing supply chain disruptions.
As supply chains continue to experience strain from disruptions, we’re committed to updating our real-time visibility platform with contextual data to provide proactive risk management for greater security, integrity, and on-time performance.
Ongoing Overlay Updates
Over the last several months, we’ve added data overlays on airport statuses, border statuses, COVID-19 infection rates, and even a predictive planning overlay for at-risk locations. These were provided to all customers, in addition to the overlays we already had in place which include weather, traffic, and points of interest such as weigh stations, rest areas, and cold storage.
Protest Data in the U.S.
On Monday, June 1, 2020, we added another overlay in our risk management platform on protest hot spots in the United States.
Over 350 cities have reported protests, and while most are isolated to city centers and areas around police and government buildings, there are curfews, road closures, and even business closures that are affecting the supply chain.
Overhaul has designated the following U.S. cities and general regions as hot spots for supply chain disruptions:
- The greater Los Angeles area, CA
- Atlanta, GA
- New York, NY
- Minneapolis, MN
- Louisville, KY
- Washington, DC
- Philadelphia, PA
Overhaul recommends informing drivers if they are headed into a protest area and advising them to avoid areas with heavy or slowing traffic. We have already taken steps to designate the listed areas as Hot Zones within our Monitoring Protocol for our customers and will notify the broker/dispatch of any shipments stopping or delivering in those areas.