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Business, TCA

Dallas Fed: Harvey’s Economic Damage Temporary; Recovery Boosts Demand

Texas National Guard

It appears Hurricane Harvey will inflict little long-term disruption on the Texas regional economy, which continued to expand at a “moderate pace” over the past six weeks despite the giant storm, according to a report Oct. 18 from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.

Dan Zehr | Austin American-Statesman
October 19, 2017
Government, Business, Logistics

Trump Waives Jones Act to Speed Up Aid Shipments to Puerto Rico

In this Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017 photo, a crane used at the port to move cargo from ships lays on top of the Fusion Cuisine and Bar restaurant after the passing of Hurricane Maria in the La Guancha area of Ponce, Puerto Rico. Jorge A Ramirez Portela/AP

President Donald Trump ordered the Jones Act to be waived for shipments to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico immediately at the request of Governor Ricardo Rossello, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Sept. 28.

Margaret Talev | Bloomberg News
September 28, 2017
Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Transportation Rebounding From Hurricane Harvey’s Havoc

A "Stop" sign stands in floodwaters due to Hurricane Harvey in Spring, Texas, U.S., on Monday, Aug. 28, 2017.; Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

Container ships bound for Houston called on other ports as Hurricane Harvey slogged its way across the upper Texas coast and into the history books.

Andrea Rumbaugh | Houston Chronicle
September 25, 2017
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.

Andrew M Harris Meenal Vamburkar and Kevin Orland | 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

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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

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