U.S. Xpress preparing Hurricane relief loads

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U.S. Xpress has been preparing its East Coast facilities for Hurricane Sandy, according to a recently released statement. Equipment from Maryland through New England, mainly trailing equipment, has been moved from flood prone areas to higher ground, the company says.

“Freight flows continue to move and of course we are responding with emergency relief loads both for the government and for our customers,” said Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing John White. “I estimate we have at least 200-plus loads moving currently with water, generators and other relief merchandise.”

The loads are being moved from the Southeast and Midwest to areas that will be easily accessed or redistributed after the effects of the storm are known, the company says.