Covid-19 and beyond.

What turned out to be a couple of weeks to cut down the curve, has ballooned into nearly a year of shutdowns, restarts, and re-closings. Here it is Mid November the 4th Quater of 2020 and there is still much uncertainty.

Here at South West, we have braved the storm to the best of our abilities. By Gods Blessings, he has seen fit to keep us going through thick and Covid-thin.

Interestingly enough, we have not had a single documented case of Covid-19 here at our facility. Though, one of our employees who works remotely, contracted the virus, with all of the symptoms, but was never diagnosed officially.

Since the Covid-19 outbreak, we have delivered to hundreds of homes. Talked with people with and without masks on. Some actually offended that we entered their home with masks, while others sprayed us down with an alcohol based germ killer. Literally, we were misted outside of a home, while standing on the street, before placing a foot on their property.

We understand the precautions that must be taken to help prevent the spread of the disease. We use masks at every stop, wash our hands frequently, and in each vehicle, we have fresh masks, hand sanitizers just to be extra safe.

We run the daily risk of contracting the virus at every stop, while potentially carrying the virus from one location to the other, without even knowing it. It’s a scary thought.

We wanted to thank all of you who continue to have faith in the American People who are at the helm trying to make things better, by continuing to purchase products and give us the opportunity to support our families as well.

We will continue to be here and continue to do our best to bring the very best service possible.

We will get through this together.

Thank you!

South West Logistics.

Web-Site and Email Security

At the end of Last month, our Hosting Service was attacked by a nasty email worm, that phished out contacts from somewhere, and started blasting out emails to our contacts, and frankly many others that were not our contact lists. This was frightening and lessened our reputation as a corporation that is professional and trustworthy. We took this very seriously, and began working on solutions immediately.

At this point, with the help of our Hosting Service, the email issues have been repaired and we’ve made internal security changes to prevent this from happening again, on our side.

The South West Logistics Web-Site has been fully encrypted. You may have noticed the https://, instead of http:// in the address bar ahead of our domain name. In 2012, the powers that be, instituted a guideline that recommended moving web-sites from Hyper Text, to Secured Hyper Text. Sometime in 2020, you may have started noticing an “!” next to a web-site address you were visiting. This feature was implemented by most browsers sometime last year and was designed to notify its users that the site they were looking at, may be insecure and to use caution when working with them.

Unfortunately, we were one of those sites. We missed that memo regarding the new Web-Site Feature and it effected our on-line reputation. Did we need to make the change? No, not really. Since our site does not perform sales transactions on-line, nor does it collect personal information from our viewers, it was not necessary. However, with a GLARING warning icon next to our domain name, we decided to correct that promptly. And we feel better for it, for sure.

So our emails and our web-site are now fully secure. We took this all very seriously as should we all. On-line theft, email viruses are the last thing anyone needs now.

Here is our Press Release on this as well:

South West Logistics Inc. Ensures Website Security to Protect Its Customers

Michigan State University

COVID-19 Response in the Transportation Industry.

The COVID-19 Pandemic created opportunities in the Transportation Industry in many unique ways. Final Mile deliveries exploded, as more people stayed at home and ordered more. Medical Equipment sales fell sharply in our own business, as home furnishings went up.

Look out for Part 3 of this webinar series coming soon. Click here for more in Supply Chain Management content from Michigan State University online. This webinar was originally recorded on April 15, 2020.

The link below will take you to the Michigan State webinar.

https://learn.michiganstateuniversityonline.com/Webinar-Part-2.html?utm_campaig=EB-202008-2197-SCM-Webinar-Series-Reheat-MSU&utm_medium=email&utm_source=marketo&campaignid=7014M000001QUaMQAW

Part 3 of the lecture has just been released.

https://learn.michiganstateuniversityonline.com/Webinar-Part-3.html?utm_campaig=EB-202008-2197-SCM-Webinar-Series-Reheat-MSU&utm_medium=email&utm_source=marketo&campaignid=7014M000001QUaMQAW

Gratitude.

What are you Grateful for? We’re grateful for you, our Loyal Customer base!
During this Pandemic, we decided that we wanted, as a company, and as individuals, to come out the other side of this crisis, better!

As people, we chose new hobbies to learn. I, for instance, made my first Electric Guitar.

My children took up Gardening and we all learned how to cook!


As a business, we chose to look inward. We chose to improve on our infrastructure. Invest in warehousing software, new equipment and many other items to help us springboard into the New Year.

This post is about Gratitude and I believe that as a society, we all should have a bit more Gratitude for what we have and realize that at a moments notice, this could all be taken away from us in the name of Security and Safety. The price? Our Freedom.

“It’s not happiness that brings us Gratitude, its Gratitude that brings us happiness”

We choose to have Gratitude for all the Blessings of our lives and look forward to New beginnings, Fresh starts, Old friends, New Customers and a million more miles on the road!

May the road of life take you to a better tomorrow!