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Hurricane Irma’s impact could force a slow recovery to the U.S. Supply Chains. Irma tightened road and rail capacity even more while transportation providers are still recovering from Hurricane Harvey’s impact. The pair of hurricanes have caused the traffic into and out of the Southeast to bottleneck and send market rates surging. Luckily Florida is not a major supplier of any goods other than produce – which have a peak season during March, April and May, meaning there isn’t much coming out of Florida this time of year. Shippers that needed to get cargo out of Florida immediately after Irma had to pay dearly since very few truckers were brave enough to fight the weather and traffic.

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