Frequently Asked Questions
Where is the data sourced from?
The data is sourced from a number of government websites and collated for uploading into the Sunrise platform.
How often is the data updated?
The data is captured daily and uploaded overnight.
What data is available?
We’ve gathered data we believe is most important for the supply chain. The system will continually be updated as new datasets become available. The initial release includes:
- Shelter-in-place orders
- School closures
- Municipal – DMV
- Municipal – courts
- Public rest areas
- Access / re-entry
- Business Emergency Operations Center or Private Sector Office
- States requiring quarantine and/or declaration of travel plans for travel inside the US
- Increased size & weight limits
- CDL expiration date extension
- New CLP & CDL issuance / testing restrictions
- CDL medical certificate grace period
- Hours of service waiver
What do the different colors mean for the states and counties?
If a county has a shelter-in-place order, we color the county red. If only less restrictive orders are in place, we color the counties amber. Often because of a state-wide mandate, or if all counties have the same restrictions, the whole state will be scored and colored as a single entity. As the counties open back up, the level of detail will increase back to the county level.
Is the data recorded at the county or state level?
The data is recorded at the county level, but often because of a state-wide mandate, or if all counties have the same restrictions, the whole state will be scored and colored as a single entity. As the counties open back up, the level of detail will increase back to the county level.
What do the different shapes on the map mean?
These represent assets and clusters of assets. Assets are locations which have significance to the supply chain; we have configured major city centers, ports, airports, border crossings, and interstate markers. If you click on a cluster, it will zoom in and show you more detail.
Can I add my own assets?
You may add your own assets, such as distribution centers, clients, suppliers, etc. by upgrading to a full license. Please visit https://riskpulse.com/get-started to request more information. By upgrading, you may also view your own multi-modal lanes and shipments, and monitor the risk to them.
My map is covered in circles like this: Can I toggle them off?
Yes. You are displaying the COVID-19 Cases layer. Go to the right-side menu by clicking on the arrow, select the ‘Overlays’ tab, and deselect ‘COVID-19 Cases’.
What are the weather threats I can monitor?
As well as monitoring impact from COVID-19, Sunrise allows you to monitor severe weather events. Using the ‘Overlays’ tab on the right-side menu, you can layer on various weather parameters to monitor for impacts.
If you have upgraded to an enterprise Sunrise license, you can add your own assets, lanes, and shipments to monitor.
Who is American Logistics Aid Network?
Founded in 2005 in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, American Logistics Aid Network, or ALAN, is a philanthropic, industry-wide organization that provides free logistics assistance to disaster relief organizations before, during and after catastrophic events. It does this by bringing the expertise and resources of the logistics industry together with compassionate organizations so that help can arrive sooner, and each relief dollar can be maximized. Over the years it has coordinated humanitarian supply chain services for natural disasters including hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes and floods. ALAN is currently responding to non-profit logistics requests for COVID-19. You can find these on our micro-site at https://www.alanaid.org/operations
Who is Riskpulse?
Riskpulse is a supply chain risk analytics company that helps its clients and their partners increase the predictability and stability of their financial and physical operations globally. Many of the largest food shippers, consumer packaged goods manufacturers, automakers, and retailers trust the Riskpulse Score (RpS) and the Riskpulse suite of cloud-based software applications to standardize their quantification of risk and automate their operational planning. Commodity investment firms depend on Riskpulse probabilistic forecasts and advisory services to guide their understanding of weather’s impact on supply and demand. Headquartered in Austin, TX, Riskpulse is rapidly becoming the standard way for members of the supply chain to get the signals they need to optimize for risk. For more information, go to: https://riskpulse.com.
How can I help support these efforts?
We are seeking partners to ensure this platform continues through COVID-19 and beyond. Please donate today! https://www.alanaid.org/donate.