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    16,448.360
    211.470
    1.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    28.320
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    0.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    16,407.820
    209.320
    1.3%
  • TLT.USA
    2.770
    0.040
    1.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.630
    0.060
    2.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.080
    -0.090
    -2.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.180
    -0.060
    -4.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.210
    -0.070
    -2.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.630
    -0.090
    -5.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.360
    0.070
    2.1%
  • WAIT.USA
    121.000
    1.000
    0.8%
  • ITVI.USA
    16,448.360
    211.470
    1.3%
  • OTRI.USA
    28.320
    0.120
    0.4%
  • OTVI.USA
    16,407.820
    209.320
    1.3%
  • TLT.USA
    2.770
    0.040
    1.5%
  • TSTOPVRPM.ATLPHL
    2.630
    0.060
    2.3%
  • TSTOPVRPM.CHIATL
    3.080
    -0.090
    -2.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.DALLAX
    1.180
    -0.060
    -4.8%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXDAL
    3.210
    -0.070
    -2.1%
  • TSTOPVRPM.PHLCHI
    1.630
    -0.090
    -5.2%
  • TSTOPVRPM.LAXSEA
    3.360
    0.070
    2.1%
  • WAIT.USA
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Slideshow: The freight before the storm

In anticipation of Hurricane Dorian, hundreds of trucks delivered trailers laden with supplies for FEMA to Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. FreightWaves photographer Jim Allen captured the images from inside the base, showing the logistics involved in preparing for a hurricane.

Several hundred trucks converged at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama to deliver trailers laden with supplies for FEMA ahead of the anticipated relief effort for Hurricane Dorian. 

FreightWaves photographer Jim Allen spent the day at Maxwell on September 1, accompanied by an escort. His images show a small piece of the massive logistics effort ahead of the hurricane.

Access was highly restricted, and drivers left their trailers on the tarmac. 

Maxwell offers a strategic location in the Southeast, but out of harm’s way –  more than 300 miles inland. The U.S. Navy is also staging helicopters at the base.

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Nate Tabak, Border and North America Correspondent

Nate Tabak is a Toronto-based journalist who covers cross-border trucking, logistics and trade for FreightWaves. Before moving to Canada, he spent seven years reporting stories in the Balkans and Eastern Europe as a reporter, producer and editor based in Kosovo. He previously worked at newspapers in the San Francisco Bay Area, including the San Jose Mercury News. He graduated from UC Berkeley, where he studied the history of American policing. Contact Nate at ntabak@freightwaves.com.
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