Natural Disaster

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September 12, 2017

Florida Escapes Worst of Irma, Impact Felt Across State

Hurricane Irma's late shift to the west seems to have spared Florida the worst of the storm, but even with reduced impact, its effects are widespread.

September 7, 2017

Wildfires Bring States of Emergency in the West

Certain federal motor carrier regulations have been suspended in some Western states due to large wildfires, as governors have declared officials states of emergency in Oregon, Washington, California, Montana, and the Dakotas.

September 6, 2017

Florida Braces for Hurricane Irma’s Impact

Hurricane Irma, already one of the most powerful hurricanes to ever develop in the Atlantic, will likely make landfall on the U.S. mainland by the end of the week. In preparation, state and federal agencies are already declaring an emergency on the ground.

August 31, 2017

'High-Water Vehicles' Take Many Forms in Harvey Rescue Work

Trucks perform vital work, but explosions at a chemical plant near Houston involved refrigerated trailers that stored temperature-sensitive compounds. Tom Berg also explores some of the various vehicles, including trailers, being used in relief efforts in this Trailer Talk blog.

August 30, 2017

Harvey Nearly Halts Commercial Fleet Activity in Houston

Heavy flooding from what is now Tropical Storm Harvey has disrupted commercial fleets in the Houston area, as corporations and fleet management companies have begun reaching out to their employees and fleet drivers to ensure their safety and assess damage to fleet vehicles.

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 29, 2017

UPS, FedEx Pledge $1 Million to Harvey Recovery Effort

UPS and FedEx have both pledged $1 million through charitable foundations in support of recovery efforts in Texas and Louisiana following the devastation from Hurricane Harvey.

August 27, 2017

Harvey Causing Historic Flooding in South Texas

With the National Weather Service calling Hurricane Harvey "unprecedented" and "beyond anything experienced," hundreds of highways are closed, trucking is already mobilizing relief, and at least one trucker was among the thousands who had to be rescued over the weekend.

June 21, 2016

Earthquakes, Highways and Washington State

As if we didn't have enough to worry about when it comes to our crumbling infrastructure and how it holds up to everyday traffic, in Washington State they're asking the question: What happens if there's a major earthquake? Deborah Lockridge has more in her All That's Trucking blog.

April 18, 2016

Quakes Halt Toyota, Hino Production

Toyota will shut down most of its production of Toyota, Lexus, and Hino vehicles over the coming week, after a pair of deadly earthquakes rocked Japan and caused parts shortages for the automaker.

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.

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