Business, Safety, TCA

FedEx Worker Goes Viral After He Personally Delivers Generators Ahead of Hurricane Irma

FedEx generated some good will with at least one Florida customer late last week as Hurricane Irma began its ominous approach.

Ron Maxey | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
September 13, 2017
Business, Fuel

It Could Take Days Before Florida’s Thirst for Fuel Is Sated

A Chevron gas station is wrecked in Leesburg, Fla. on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017. Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS

Hurricane Irma may now be gone, but its fallout will continue to haunt Florida for at least the next few days as the largest U.S. gasoline market after California and Texas thirsts for the fuel.

Kevin Orland and David Wethe | Bloomberg News
September 12, 2017
Business, Fuel

Oil Gains as Irma Weakens to Storm While US Refining Returns

Plywood covers the doors of a 7-Eleven Inc. store ahead of Hurricane Irma in Madeira Beach, Fla. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Oil rose as Irma weakened to a tropical storm after hitting Florida, while Gulf Coast refining continued to recover following storm Harvey.

Grant Smith | Bloomberg News
September 11, 2017
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Gas Shortage Shifts From Texas to Florida

David Santiago/Miami Herald/TNS

Truckers who hauled gasoline to Texas last week from Florida may run the same route in reverse next week as Hurricane Irma bears down on the Sunshine State.

Laura Blewitt | Bloomberg News
September 8, 2017
Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

FedEx Temporarily Suspends Some Services in Parts of Florida, Prepares for Post-Irma Aid

Andy Cross/Flickr

FedEx temporarily suspended some services in South Florida Sept. 7 and geared up to help with recovery wherever Hurricane Irma makes landfall.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tenn.
September 8, 2017
Business, Logistics

Harvey Harms Cotton Output From Texas

Cotton modules sit before processing at the Gulf Coast Cooperative gin in the Nueces County of Bishop, Texas Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News

Several hundred thousand bales of cotton likely were lost in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey, delivering a blow not only to those who grow and sell the state’s main agricultural crop but also to the motor carriers that haul it.

Laurie Wiegler | Staff Reporter
September 7, 2017
Business, Safety, Logistics

Trucker on FEMA Run Endured Harrowing Highway Floodwater

A FEMA truck sits in floodwaters on the Beltway 8 feeder road in Houston on August 30, 2017, as the fourth largest city in the US battles with tropical storm Harvey and resulting floods. Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images

Winston Mullings jumped into action after Hurricane Harvey to deliver to those in need, but the unimaginable happened in Houston: Floodwaters overpowered his truck on a major highway.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
September 6, 2017
Business, TCA

Trucks, Planes and Tankers Putting Houston Back in Business After Hurricane Harvey

Coca-Cola delivery semi-trailer trucks sit in floodwater in Lumberton, Texas Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Houston’s roads, skies and waterways saw increased traffic Sept. 5 as some of the city’s biggest industries continued a slow march toward business as usual.

Andrea Rumbaugh Jordan Blum and Collin Eaton | Houston Chronicle
September 6, 2017
Business, Logistics

Trucking Companies Climb on Expected Demand for Harvey Cleanup

Houses at the Highland Glen subdivision stand in floodwaters due to Hurricane Harvey in Spring, Texas, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Expectations that trucking demand will increase for cleanup from Hurricane Harvey helped boost shares of Landstar System Inc., YRC Worldwide Inc. and C.H. Robinson Worldwide Inc.

Thomas Black | Bloomberg News
August 30, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics, TCA

Port of Corpus Christi Remains Closed After Drilling Ship Breaks From Dock, Sinks Tugboat

U.S. Coast Guard National Strike Force members assess port damage and survey for potential pollution and hazmat in Corpus Christi, Texas. U.S. Coast Guard

The Port of Corpus Christi remains closed after an oil drilling ship broke from its mooring Aug. 26, sank a tugboat and beached in the ship channel’s entrance to the Gulf of Mexico.

Rye Druzin | San Antonio (Texas) Express-News
August 29, 2017