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September 12, 2017 - Industry News

Florida Escapes Worst of Irma, Impact Felt Across State

Coast Guard Flood Punt Teams conduct rescue operations in Jacksonville, Florida, Sept. 11, 2017. Photo: Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard District 7

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.

Tags: Florida, Fuel Prices, Natural Disaster, Hurricanes, Ports, FEMA, Hurricane Irma

September 8, 2017 - Industry News

Southeast Ports Shutting Down Ahead of Hurricane Irma

In a move that will ripple through the supply chain, ports in the Southeast U.S. are shutting down ahead of Hurricane Irma.

Tags: Hurricanes, Intermodal, Ports, Hurricane Irma

September 6, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: FMCSA, Florida, Regulations, Natural Disaster, Hurricanes, Disaster Relief, Hurricane Irma

August 30, 2017 - Industry News

Harvey Nearly Halts Commercial Fleet Activity in Houston

Photo of a flooded Houston on Aug. 27 Courtesy: U.S. Coast Guard.

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.

Tags: Telematics, Geotab, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricanes, Natural Disaster, American Red Cross, Element Fleet Management

August 29, 2017 - Industry News

Harvey Damage Raises Fuel Prices, Lowers Oil Prices

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard District 5/ Petty Officer 3rd Class Corinne Zilnicki

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.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Hurricanes, Flooding, Crude Oil Prices, Texas, Natural Disaster

August 29, 2017 - Industry News

UPS, FedEx Pledge $1 Million to Harvey Recovery Effort

Photo via UPS

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.

Tags: UPS, Charity, Natural Disaster, Hurricanes, Disaster Relief, Hurricane Harvey

August 28, 2017 - Industry News

Hurricane Harvey Could Disrupt Trucking for Some Time

Photo: Texas Army National Guard/ Lt. Zachary West

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.

Tags: Fuel Prices, Hurricanes, Flooding, Congestion, Houston, Hurricane Harvey

August 27, 2017 - Industry News

Harvey Causing Historic Flooding in South Texas

Screenshot from KHOU 11 News

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.

Tags: Hurricanes, Disaster Relief, FEMA, Texas, Natural Disaster, Hurricane Harvey

August 25, 2017 - Industry News

Travel Advisories in Effect as Hurricane Harvey Nears Texas

The National Hurricane Center is advising against all but essential local travel on roadways affected by Hurricane Harvey. Photo: National Hurricane Center

Meteorologists say the storm could dump up to 30 inches of water on the Texas and Louisiana coasts and are urging drivers to stay off of roads.

Tags: Hurricanes, Louisiana, Storm Response, Texas DOT, Hurricane Harvey

October 19, 2016 - Industry News

I-95 Now Open Through North Carolina

Image: North Carolina DOT

Interstate 95 has been re-opened throughout North Carolina after earlier closures due to Hurricane Matthew. However, I-95 Southbound is reduced to one lane at two locations in the state.

Tags: North Carolina, Hurricanes

October 14, 2016 - Industry News

States Still Dealing With Hurricane Matthew Damages

Flooding in Dare County, N.C. Photo: NCDOT

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.

Tags: Hurricanes, Flooding, Road Closure, Damage Recovery, North Carolina, Virginia, Florida, I-95, I-40

October 10, 2016 - Industry News

Parts of I-95 in North Carolina Still Closed

Clearing a road of debris from Hurricane Matthew. Photo: South Carolina Dept. of Transportation

Interstate 95 is closed in multiple locations between Exit 77 (Dunn, N.C.) and the South Carolina state line due to flooding in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, according to the latest update issued by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. In addition, I-40 West is closed between Exit 341, NC-55 to Exit 334, NC-96 between Newton Grove and Benson, also due to flooding.

Tags: Hurricanes

October 6, 2016 - Industry News

As Hurricane Matthew Approaches, States Prepare for Emergency

Source: National Weather Service

With Hurricane Matthew strengthening to a Category 4 storm before making landfall, states from Florida through North Carolina are preparing for the worst with road closures, evacuations and suspensions of certain transportation rules.

Tags: Florida, North Carolina, Georgia, Hurricanes, South Carolina, Road Closure, Weather

November 5, 2012 - Industry News

FMCSA to Lead Interstate Petroleum Transport Team to Speed Hurricane Response

Mobile fueling tankers deliver emergency fuel in New Jersey in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration announced Monday that it is leading an Interstate Petroleum Transport Team to ensure the fastest and most efficient movement of fuel to the region devastated by Hurricane Sandy

Tags: Hurricanes, Sandy, FMCSA

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