Here are a few tips to keep in mind for fleets considering to haul a load for FEMA or any other disaster relief project
The trucking industry, working in partnership with major retailers and consumer package goods companies respond to the recent devastation by delivering much needed relief supplies.
An already robust spot truckload freight market is now reacting to the effects of Hurricane Harvey, and with Irma on the horizon and wild fires burning out west, is now showing few signs of slowing down.
The Port of Houston is expected to open today after shutting down operations last Friday ahead of Hurricane Harvey.
The Shippers Conditions Index has improved slightly in August, although it remains in negative territory, according to the latest update from FTR. At the same time, DAT reported a decline in capacity last week on the spot market, which occurred before Hurricane Harvey struck Texas.
As Texans come to grip with the impact of Harvey on their lives- we examine the impact of the storm on the freight markets. Harvey relief demand is expected to be enormous and will likely dwarf the truckloads sent to help in Katrina efforts.
While recovery efforts are still ongoing in many areas, the nation as a whole is about to feel the impact of Hurricane Harvey through increased fuel prices.
While Harvey may no longer be a hurricane, its flooding rains are expected to continue for days, causing major disruptions to travel and shipments in the state.