Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or Section 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934


Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 11, 2020


Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


Nevada   001-34970   26-3106763

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


5500 Military Trail, Suite 22-357

Jupiter, Florida 33458

(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(833) 764-1443

(Issuer’s telephone number)


Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.001   TLSS   OTC US


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).


Emerging growth company [  ]


If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]







Forward Looking Statements


Statements made in this Form 8-K that are not historical or current facts are “forward-looking statements” made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”). These statements often can be identified by the use of terms such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “approximate” or “continue,” or the negative thereof. We intend that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors for such statements. We wish to caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Any forward-looking statements represent management’s best judgment as to what may occur in the future. However, forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and important factors beyond our control that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from historical results of operations and events and those presently anticipated or projected. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described or projected herein are the following: financial market conditions; actions by the Loan parties; changes by the SBA or other governmental authorities regarding the CARES Act, the Payroll Protection Program or related administrative matters; and the Company’s and Borrower’s ability to comply with the terms of the Loan and the CARES Act, including to use the proceeds of the Loan as described herein. We disclaim any obligation subsequently to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date of such statement or to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events. Given these uncertainties, you should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements and should consider various factors, including the risks described, among other places, in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, as well as any amendments thereto, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Item 8.01 Other Events


Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc. (the “Company”) is filing this Current Report on Form 8-K pursuant to the Order of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), issued on March 25, 2020, pursuant to Section 36 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”), granting conditional exemptions from specified provisions of the Exchange Act and certain rules thereunder (Release No. 34-88465) (the “Order”). The Company’s operations and business have experienced disruption due to the unprecedented conditions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic spreading throughout the United States and the world and thus the Company’s business operations have been disrupted and it is unable to timely review and prepare the Company’s financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2020. As such, in reliance on the Order, the Company will delay the filing of its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2020 (the “Quarterly Report”), originally due on or before May 15, 2020. The Company anticipates filing the Annual Report with the SEC on or before June 29, 2020. In light of the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Company will be including the following risk factor in its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019 and its Quarterly Report:


The COVID-19 pandemic may negatively affect our financial condition and results of operations.


Our financial condition and results of operations for fiscal year 2020 and beyond may be materially adversely affected by COVID-19.


The full extent to which COVID-19 will impact our financial condition and operating results will depend on future developments that are highly uncertain and cannot be accurately predicted, including new medical and other information that may emerge concerning COVID-19 and the actions by governmental entities or others to address it, contain it or treat its impact.


COVID-19 poses the risk that we or our employees, suppliers, professional advisors, customers and others may be restricted or prevented from conducting business activities for indefinite or intermittent periods of time, including as a result of employee health and safety concerns, shutdowns, travel restrictions and other actions and restrictions that may be prudent or required by governmental authorities. Even after governmental entities have lifted current restrictions, there is a risk that such orders will be reinstated in jurisdictions in the short and long term, making it difficult to predict the longer term financial impact of this virus on the Company.





We have modified our business practices for the continued health and safety of our employees - including, among other things, implementing a work-from-home policy to the fullest extent possible, a limited travel policy and a social distancing policy - and we may take further actions, or be required to take further actions, that are in the best interests of our employees. Our suppliers, professional advisors and customers have also implemented such measures, which has resulted in, and we expect will continue to result in, disruptions or delays and higher costs. The implementation of health and safety practices could impact customer demand, supplier deliveries, our productivity, and costs, which could have a material adverse impact on our business, financial condition, or results of operations.


Further, the impacts of COVID-19 have caused significant uncertainty and volatility in the credit markets. If our liquidity or access to capital becomes further constrained, or if costs of capital increase significantly due to the impact of COVID-19 as a result of volatility in the capital markets or other factors, then our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows could be materially adversely affected.


Our management of the impact of COVID-19 has and will continue to require significant investment of time from our management and employees, as well as resources across the Company. The focus on managing and mitigating the impacts of COVID-19 on our business may cause us to divert or delay the application of our resources toward existing or new initiatives or investments, which could have a material adverse impact on our results of operations.







Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



Dated: May 11, 2020 Transportation and Logistics Systems, Inc.
  By: /s/ John Mercadante         
  Name: John Mercadante
  Title: Chief Executive Officer