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Winter Weather Impacts Trucking

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The holiday season has arrived, and it’s a busy time of year for everyone in the transportation industry. We’ve all spent a lot of time planning for all of the areas we can control, but there are some things that can’t be predicted, only anticipated—like severe weather. And while winter has been fairly easy on us so far, it’s only a matter of time before a storm rolls in.
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- Director of Capacity Development- C.H. Robinson

Winter Weather: A Trucking Company’s Perspective

Winter Weather and the Impact on Trucking

Winter Weather Trucking

Winter weather hit many areas particularly hard and rather early this season. But none have been affected like Buffalo, NY, which suffered several lake effect snowstorms in November. Many areas south of Buffalo were pummeled by upwards of six feet of snow. Even the seasoned Buffalo residents stated that they “have never seen anything like this.” While this weather event was forecasted, the magnitude and force of the storm brought Buffalo and much of upstate New York to a halt. The ensuing mountains of snow, closed roads, and driving bans kept most businesses closed for up to a week. This storm and the classic Nor’easter snowstorms during the winter of 2013 made a tremendous impact on the transportation industry.
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- Vice President of Sales, Leonard's Express

Trucking Industry Update: Driver Shortage, Weather, and HOS Restart

Trucking Industry: Polar Vortexes, Restart or Not, and Drivers, Drivers, Drivers

Trucking Industry Update

We’re already halfway through 2014. It’s been about six months since I last recapped three main issues that were affecting the trucking industry, hours of service (HOS), driver shortage, and the Federal Motor Carrier Administration’s (FMCSA) Comprehensive Safety and Accountability (CSA) program. Some aspects, namely the growing concern over driver shortage, haven’t changed much since then. This combination of factors—ongoing concerns, recent inclement weather, and the continuing regulation of the industry—has led to a very delicate balance of capacity supply.
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- Director of Capacity Development- C.H. Robinson

Winter Weather and the Impact on Trucking

Winter Weather and the Impact on Trucking

Cold weather Whether it is a blizzard sweeping from the Rocky Mountains to the Northeast or frigid temps that are well below zero, winter weather has a huge impact on trucking. For individuals worried about their daily commute to work, winter may seem like a big deal, but in reality it is next to nothing compared to the affect weather has on trucking companies. Winter weather is first and foremost a safety concern to trucking companies, but in reality it also costs them significant time and money.
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- Director of Capacity Development- C.H. Robinson

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