hurricane

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

Jobless Claims Decline as Hurricane Harvey Impact Fades in Texas

Texas Guardsmen from the 272nd Engineer Battalion partnered with Texas Task Force One, prepare to help evacuate Texans in need during Hurricane Harvey in Houston. Texas Military Dept photo by Staff Sgt. Timothy Pruitt

Applications for unemployment benefits in the U.S. unexpectedly declined last week as the Hurricane Harvey-related surge in Texas filings continued to reverse, Labor Department figures showed Sept. 21.

September 21, 2017
Business, Fuel

Oil Jumps After US Gasoline Stockpiles Plunge to 22-Month Low

A customer refuels his vehicle at a Hess Corp. gas station in Washington, D.C. Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Oil advanced to the highest level since May after U.S. gasoline stockpiles plunged to a 22-month low and exports of crude and fuels surged.

Jessica Summers | Bloomberg News
September 20, 2017
Business, Equipment

Floodwaters Bring Warnings of Damaged Truck Components

Penske recovers from the storm Penske has inspected most of its damaged equipment in the Houston area. (Penske Truck Leasing)

Brakes, diesel particulate filters, electronics and wheel-ends are some of the key components that fleets should inspect on their vehicles as they recover from flooding brought on by hurricanes Harvey and Irma, experts said, adding that without remediation safety component failures are likely to surface in a matter of months.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
September 20, 2017
Business

Existing-Home Sales Fall to a One-Year Low After Hurricane Harvey

Allen J. Schaben/Los Angeles Times/TNS

Sales of previously owned U.S. homes declined to a one-year low in August as affordability continued to hamper demand and Hurricane Harvey caused a slump in Houston-area purchases, a National Association of Realtors report showed Sept. 20.

September 20, 2017
Government

FHWA Gives Florida DOT $25 Million for Irma Relief

Stephen M. Dowell/Orlando Sentinel/TNS

Florida’s Department of Transportation will receive $25 million in federal funding for relief efforts in the wake of the damage caused by Hurricane Irma.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 18, 2017
Business

Homebuilder Sentiment Falls on Storm-Related Supply Concern

A contractor works during construction of a new apartment building in downtown Seattle. Mike Kane/Bloomberg News

Sentiment among America’s homebuilders fell more than forecast in September as companies grew concerned about the cost of construction materials and labor shortages in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, according to data Sept. 18 from the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo.

September 18, 2017
Business

Concerns About Hurricanes Dent American Consumer Sentiment

Photo by Gus Holzer, Florida Fish and Wildlife Division of Law Enforcement

U.S. consumer sentiment dipped in September as Americans expressed concern about the economic and inflationary impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, University of Michigan survey data showed Sept. 15.

Agnel Philip | Bloomberg News
September 15, 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

Pages