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, 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.

September 6, 2017
Business, Logistics

Hurricane Harvey Strengthens as Refinery Risk Lifts Gasoline

A sign reading "Be Nice Harvey" was left behind on a boarded up business, Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, in Port Aransas, Texas. Port Aransas is under a mandatory evacuation for Hurricane Harvey. Eric Gay/AP

Hurricane Harvey strengthened as it headed toward landfall in Texas, forecast to become the worst storm to strike the region in more than a decade. The price of gasoline rallied as the storm threatened to wreak havoc on the heart of America’s energy sector.

Brian K. Sullivan | Bloomberg News
Mark Chediak | Bloomberg News
Abigail Morris | Bloomberg News
August 25, 2017

Southeast Floods Bedevil Supply Chain; Freight Industry Struggles to Rebound

Hurricane Matthew’s widespread havoc across the Southeast still was tying the supply chain in knots late last week with flooded roads, delayed deliveries and cargo backed up at terminals.

October 17, 2016
Government, Business

DOT Gives $5 Million to N.C. for Hurricane Matthew Recovery

To help with the cleanup and repair of critical infrastructure damaged by Hurricane Matthew, the U.S. Department of Transportation is providing North Carolina with $5 million, the department announced Oct. 13.

October 14, 2016
Government, Business

Matthew’s Lingering Effects Have I-95 Closed in Much of North Carolina

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Hurricane Matthew is history, but its effects are battering North Carolina. Multiple roadways remain closed in central and eastern North Carolina on Oct. 11 due to large debris and flooding.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 11, 2016
Government, Business

Georgia, N.C. Join Florida, S.C. in Waiving HOS Rules Ahead of Hurricane Matthew’s Impact

With Hurricane Matthew heading for the southeast coast of the United States after pounding several Caribbean islands, the governors of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina have waived hours of service rules in their states.

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
October 6, 2016

FHWA Gives Louisiana $3.5 Million for Isaac Repairs

The Federal Highway Administration has released $3.5 million to help repair Louisiana highways damaged by Hurricane Isaac.

September 7, 2012

New Orleans Cargo Operations Shut as Isaac Closes In on City

Cargo operations around New Orleans have ground to a halt as Hurricane Isaac moves in on the city, and American Trucking Associations urged truck drivers and motorists to take appropriate precautions ahead of the storm.

August 28, 2012