Truckers Hampered by Flooded Roads, Bridges | Journal of Commerce
Many trucks are still unable to make deliveries in New Jersey, Vermont and New York because numerous bridges and road remain washed out after Hurricane Irene battered the region last weekend.
First, it created a trailer capacity issue... "

“A lot of customers ended up canceling loads, and rightly so,” Catanzaro said. “We also had loads that were ready to go out and we had to hold them,” he said. “That created an issue the next day when we had new loads and no trailers.”

Second, flooding in Upstate New York forced drivers to take lengthy detours, “which meant they ran out of hours,” ....