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Convoy, Salesforce, and UCSF team up to deliver 500K testing swabs to California hospital workers

Convoy News, SustainabilityPublished on May 8, 2020

The current COVID crisis has altered priorities for businesses and consumers around the world. While #StayAtHome and #ShelterInPlace orders are helping flatten the curve, there is still much work to be done on the front lines as testing increases and new cases are identified daily — thankfully at a slowing rate.

As the most efficient digital freight network, Convoy was ready and able to answer the call from Marc Benioff and his team at Salesforce to help deliver PPE equipment to healthcare workers. Salesforce procured 500k testing swabs and asked Convoy to haul them to UCSF, who helped distribute them to San Francisco hospitals. This donation provides the resources required to test more than half of the city’s population. Convoy has assembled a team of brokers, operations managers, and carriers that are ready to support these donations. Utilizing its efficient freight network, Convoy was able to ensure the delivery was made quickly, seamlessly, and free of charge.

Convoy’s collaboration with Salesforce is part of the company’s ongoing effort to support frontline organizations around the world — including hospitals, nursing facilities, fire departments, and underserved communities. Convoy was able to leverage our logistics services to help Salesforce achieve its ongoing goals of getting vital equipment where it most needs to be, and we’re ready to help others do the same.

Convoy is committed to utilizing our expansive digital freight network to help fight the pandemic in the United States. Over the past month, we have partnered with a number of companies including Land O’Lakes Inc, to route donations to Feeding America, the largest hunger-relief organization in the United States with over 200 food banks which operate like warehouses, linked with 60,000 localized soup kitchens and food pantries. No matter where someone is in the country, the closest Feeding America food bank is typically less than 40 miles away.

Any business able to donate goods to a food bank or PPE to hospitals should contact Convoy at We will find, book, and pay for the truck to make the deliveries. 

Convoy welcomes everyone to join in our effort to keep Americans fed and hospital workers protected, to keep our country healthy.
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Jennifer Wong

Jennifer is the Head of Sustainability at Convoy, helping transportation leaders make progress against their environmental and social impact goals.
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