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How weather impacts trucking

To highlight the impact weather can have on trucking, and to highlight their new partnership, TransFX, which is seeking to offer trucking freight futures contracts, and Riskpulse, a supply chain risk analytics firm, have produced an infographic that provides a few surprising facts about weather-related delays.

Weather is said to be responsible for 23% of all truck delays and costs the industry up to $3.5 billion annually. Snow and ice are responsible for more than 50% of all weather-related delays and the cost of delays in severe situations such as hurricanes or blizzards due to lost capacity can be $100 million a day or more.

For more on the TransFX and Riskpulse partnership, read: TransFX taps Riskpulse weather data for futures contracts.

To see more interesting facts, scroll through the below infographic.

Brian Straight

Brian Straight leads FreightWaves' Modern Shipper brand as Managing Editor. A journalism graduate of the University of Rhode Island, he has covered everything from a presidential election, to professional sports and Little League baseball, and for more than 10 years has covered trucking and logistics. Before joining FreightWaves, he was previously responsible for the editorial quality and production of Fleet Owner magazine and Brian lives in Connecticut with his wife and two kids and spends his time coaching his son’s baseball team, golfing with his daughter, and pursuing his never-ending quest to become a professional bowler. You can reach him at