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Hurricane Florence Update – Tuesday, September 11, 2018

As hurricane Florence approaches the Carolina coast, our service providers are proactively taking steps to protect their employees and their families, their facilities and assets, and their customers.  These precautions are already beginning to disrupt service, and those disruptions will only expand as this storm approaches the mainland and makes landfall.  Below are the updates we can provide at this time:

  • A state of emergency has been issued for the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland.
  • A Mandatory evacuation has been issued for all Coastal areas in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia.
  • The I-26 corridor from Charleston, SC to Columbia, SC has been reversed to one way Northbound only.
  • All Highway 501 lanes from Myrtle Beach, SC have been moved to westbound only.

You should expect carrier operations, particularly pickups, to be very limited as LTL carriers attempt to purge freight out of their terminals in the path of this hurricane. You should also expect very little if any freight to move inbound to the affected areas except for relief supplies.

On the Truckload side, carriers will begin declining loads to/from the affected areas as they work to move their drivers and equipment out of harm’s way.  And loads moving through the area, such as the I-95 corridor, may be re-routed.

In the coming days, the impact from this storm will grow as carriers adjust linehaul schedules and the routing of loads away from impacted areas.  Much depends upon how the storm strengthens, how its path changes, and how quickly it moves.  We could see the impact last for weeks.

If you need any specific carrier information such as which of their terminals may be closed, please reach out to LTLPricing@GlolbaTranz.com.

Carrier Links and Resources

For carrier-specific weather updates visit the website links below or contact their customer service departments for the most up to date information or shipment specifics.

UPS: http://ltl.upsfreight.com/news/service_updates/index.aspx?p=update

XPO: https://ltl.xpo.com/en/ltl/weather-alert

Saia: http://www.saia.com/resources/weather0.aspx

Estes: https://www.estes-express.com/about-us/service-update.html

FedEx: http://www.fedex.com/us/servicealerts/