Harvey Impedes Nearly 10% of US Trucking, Almost 100% on Gulf Coast

09/01/2017

From Transport Topics

Hurricane Harvey ravaged Texas and Louisiana before losing strength, but the storm’s effect on U.S. trucking operations is still gaining.

Consulting firm FTR assessed the impact in the overall trucking market and concluded the storm will strongly affect more than 7% of the nation’s trucking. Some portion of that, FTR said, will be out of operation for two weeks.

“During the first week, almost 10% of all U.S. trucking will be affected,” FTR reported on Aug. 28, adding that number jumps to near 100% for the Gulf Coast region.