Harvey – Transportation Impact beyond Texas

08/29/2017

As devastation continues in south Texas, transportation in Chicago and other major hubs will be impacted. FEMA is working to secure every resources possible for relief efforts.

We are already seeing the shortage in Chicago and changes in scheduled loads and suspect that over the next couple of days, going into the holiday weekend, we will experience more late deliveries nationwide.

To put this in perspective Houston has received three times the rainfall than what New Orleans experienced.

J.B. Hunt, one of the largest transportation logistics companies in North America made the following statement, “Although Houston and the surrounding parts are the most immediate area impacted, the capacity disruption stretches nationwide.”

USPS Processing and delivery facilities are closed throughout the affected area.

During Katrina, the USPS requested mailers suppress specific zipcodes from the mail. At this time, they have not issued any zips for suppression. A list of zipcodes is available for download at https://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/msu_reports/2017/msureport_082917.xls should you choose to suppress.

As always, we reach out to clients that are directly impacted. If have questions, contact your Client Services Representative at 630.783.9200.

To view the most current USPS information, visit https://about.usps.com/news/service-alerts/.