This summer, the US has taken two direct hits with Hurricanes. Harvey and Irma have caused a great deal of devastation in areas impacted. They have caused a congestion of containers at US ports and have also created a large shortage of freight carriers throughout the US. This shortage is due the high demand of freight trucks needed to replenish supplies in the hard hit areas. This demand for trucks to the hurricane stricken areas will continue for some time which will put even more pressure on the current truck demand and rising freight rates. To prepare for this shortage of trucks, please do what you can to prepare for slower delivery times by ordering 2-3 weeks in advance of what you normally order. If ordering overseas containers, it is recommended that you add an additional 30-45 days on top of your normal schedule.