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Watching a river run dry

I can’t remember the last rainless day in Tuscaloosa, Ala. I’m not even sure we have had a one in 2013, although such a string seems unlikely. The Black Warrior River, which runs about a quarter mile from my office, is already above flood stage and more rain and snow is expected through Thursday.

Generally speaking, floods are bad things, but many people would rather see a flood in the Mississippi River right now than the current situation.

For Avery Vise’s full blog post, see CCJ sister site TruckGauge.


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Avery Vise is executive director, trucking research and analysis for Randall-Reilly Business Media and also serves as senior editor, industry analysis for Commercial Carrier Journal. Previously, he was editorial director of Randall-Reilly’s Fleet/Dealer/Aftermarket group and had served as chief editor of CCJ for 10 years. From 1985 to 1998, Vise worked for McGraw-Hill’s Aviation Week Group, covering Congress and the Department of Transportation for publications about the commercial aviation industry. He has received numerous awards from American Business Media and the American Society of Business Publication Editors for his coverage of the trucking industry. Vise is a graduate of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., with degrees in government and history.