Weather
Government, Logistics

New York Bans Truck Movement In Preparation for Winter Storm

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The New York State Department of Transportation has banned buses and tractor-trailers from traveling on various routes in the eastern portion of the state as the region braces for a potent snowstorm.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 7, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

Storm Disrupts FedEx Hub, Causes Some Flight Cancellations at Memphis Airport

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FedEx said a winter storm caused substantial disruptions to FedEx Express flights and sorting at Memphis and Indianapolis hubs Jan. 12.

Wayne Risher | The Commercial Appeal (Memphis, Tenn.)
January 12, 2018
Business, Safety, Logistics, TCA

California Mudslides Send Truckers Searching for Detours

A semi-tractor trailer sits stuck in mud on U.S. Highway 101, in Montecito, Calif. on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018. (Mike Eliason/Santa Barbara County Fire Department via AP)

Truckers hauling goods and materials south through California’s San Luis Obispo County are facing longer drives and indefinite delays after deadly mudslides closed Highway 101 in Santa Barbara County.

Lindsey Holden | The Tribune (San Luis Obispo, Calif.)
January 12, 2018
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

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