Flooding

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September 13, 2017

Vehicles in Floodwater? Bendix Offers Servicing Tips

If heavy trucks and trailers have been in relatively shallow water and circuitry and on-board computers are not damaged, they might still be serviceable. Not right away, though. Blog commentary by Tom Berg, Senior Contributing Editor

August 31, 2017

Trucking Ready for Harvey Recovery, Spot Market Data Suggests

Noel Perry with FTR and Truckstop.com explores what spot freight data can tell us about Hurricane Harvey’s impact to the trucking industry, examining how the market is predicting conditions on the ground.

August 29, 2017

Harvey Damage Raises Fuel Prices, Lowers Oil Prices

As a result of the flood damage caused by Hurricane Harvey, fuel prices are rising across the country – but curiously, crude oil prices have dropped at the same time.

August 28, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Could Disrupt Trucking for Some Time

Hurricane Harvey, whose heavy rains brought devastating flooding to Houston and much of south Texas, may yet cause more trouble for the region-- the National Weather Service predicting an additional 25 inches of rain through the end of the week in certain areas.

October 14, 2016

States Still Dealing With Hurricane Matthew Damages

Hurricane Matthew may be little more than scattered clouds in the Atlantic Ocean at this point, but it left behind damage to highways and other property that could take a lot of time and money to clean up.

September 8, 2016

Trucker Saves Fellow Driver From Rising Flood Waters

A driver for Melton Truck Lines was named a Highway Angel by the Truckload Carriers Association for saving another driver whose tractor trailer was struck in rising floodwater.

August 26, 2016

Love’s Donates $25,000 to Louisiana Flood Relief

Loves Travel Stops has donated $25,000 to the Salvation Army to help with relief efforts in Louisiana after severe flooding devastated the region.

December 30, 2015

Flooding Closes Over 200 Roads in Missouri

Massive flooding caused by heavy rains in Northeastern Missouri has closed more than 225 roads in the state as the Mississippi River overruns its banks and threatens to break levees in several areas.

October 7, 2015

DOT Issues $5 Million in Emergency Relief for South Carolina Roads

The Dept. of Transportation announced on Oct. 6 the “immediate availability” of $5 million in emergency relief funds from the Federal Highway Administration to the South Carolina Dept. of Transportation to help repair roads and bridges damaged by the recent rain-driven flooding that has crippled the state.

October 5, 2015

Flooding Takes Toll on Carolina Fleets

The governors of South Carolina and North Carolina have issued executive orders that suspend hours-of-service requirements as well as certain truck size and weight limits for loads deemed necessary to help speed emergency relief in their states.

July 22, 2015

Interstate 10 To Reopen After Bridge Collapse

Interstate 10 near the border between California and Arizona will reopen to traffic this week after the bridge was washed out earlier in the week by flooding.

July 20, 2015

Bridge Collapse Closes I-10 in California

A bridge collapse in Southeastern California has forced the closure of a section of Interstate 10 near the state border for an indefinite period of time

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