Government, Business, Safety

Re-Energized Hurricane Dorian Rakes the Southeast Coast

Hurricane Dorian approaches the East Coast. Residents of Fort Pierce, Fla., ahead of Hurricane Dorian. (Associated Press/Gerald Herbert)

Re-energized at 115 mph, Hurricane Dorian raked the Southeastern U.S. coast with howling, window-rattling winds and sideways rain Sept. 5, knocking out power to more than 200,000 homes and businesses as it pushed northward toward North Carolina’s dangerously exposed Outer Banks.

Meg Kinnard | Bloomberg News
September 3, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Hurricane Dorian

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis gives a press release ahead of Hurricane Dorian. DeSantis speaks about the impending storm outside of the National Hurricane Center in Miami. (Lynne Sladky/Associated Press)

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an emergency declaration in preparation of Hurricane Dorian, giving state agencies license to waive certain commercial motor vehicle requirements.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 29, 2019

‘Back-Loaded’ Hurricane Season Bearing Down on US Coast

Hurricane Florence floods North Carolina. A flooded road in Lumberton, N.C., after last year's Hurricane Florence. (Gerry Broome/Associated Press)

Don’t be lulled by a quiet June and July, the real Atlantic hurricane season is about to kick off.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
August 15, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

HOS Rules Relaxed as Hurricane Michael Makes Landfall

HOS Rules A woman checks on her vehicle as Hurricane Michael passes through in Panama City Beach, Fla. (Gerald Herbert/Associated Press)

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration relaxed hours-of-service regulations in eight states as Hurricane Michael made landfall Oct. 10, battering the Florida Panhandle with 155 mph winds.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
October 10, 2018

Unemployment Drops to 4.1%; Trucking Employment Flat


The national unemployment rate fell 0.1 percentage point in October to 4.1%, the lowest level since December 2000, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Burney Simpson | Staff Reporter
November 6, 2017
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

Service Industries Index at 12-Year High Following Storms

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America’s service industries expanded in September at the fastest clip in 12 years, signaling vibrancy across the bulk of the economy following two major hurricanes, a survey from the Institute for Supply Management showed Oct. 4.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
October 4, 2017

Companies Add Fewest Workers in Nearly a Year, ADP Says

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Companies last month added the fewest number of workers in nearly a year, reflecting a hit to the U.S. job market from hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to data released Oct. 4 from the ADP Research Institute in Roseland, New Jersey.

October 4, 2017
Business, Equipment, Logistics

Spot Market Activity Still Bustling One Month After Devastation of Harvey, Irma

Utility Trailer flatbed Utility Trailer Manufacturing Co.

One month after two devastating hurricanes ripped through Texas and Florida, spot market activity remains hectic across the country, setting records along the way.

Ari Ashe | Staff Reporter
October 3, 2017

Hurricanes Likely to Trim Penske Earnings

Penske Automotive Group Inc. estimated hurricane-related losses, expenses and business interruption (net of expected insurance proceeds) will reduce earnings per share by 4 cents to 5 cents for the three months ended Sept. 30, according to the company.

October 2, 2017