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The trucking industry fears impact of Hurricane Irma after the impact already left by Hurricane Harvey

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After Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma is advancing down the Eastern Seaboard. The trucking industry fears major disruption in the industry if the hurricane hits freight distribution centers in Georgia and North Carolina. Considering this does happen, freight rates will surge and create logistical issues for the supply chain.
The impact of Hurricane Harvey is still being dealt with and truckers are anxious about the disruption that is in store with the onset of Hurricane Irma.
The majority of trucks operating in Georgia and North Carolina carry consumer goods from other areas. Heavy truck traffic is expected, which will further disrupt freight movement.
Houston, which is one of the major freight distribution centers is still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Harvey. As a result, freight rates have increased as more trucks are being called by the government to move relief supplies for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.
Experts have predicted that truck capacity will be stretched thin for quite some time. Fuel costs have also been on the rise and so has congestion on roads. This, in turn, has deterred the movement of incoming and outgoing shipments. The entire industry is bracing for the after effects of Hurricane Irma, which will not only include replacing freight but also vehicles hit by Irma.

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