ARLINGTON, Va. -- Truckers running the US East Coast over the next few days should exercise caution as two dangerous storms converge near the mid-Atlantic region, the American Trucking Associations warns.
“With weather forecasters and emergency management officials already sounding the alarm about the potential for widespread damage from Hurricane Sandy and a possible early winter storm, we are asking all motorists and truckers to use appropriate caution and common sense,” ATA president and CEO Bill Graves said. “There’s no delivery, no errand that is worth putting yourself or others in danger.”
The two storms are converging over highly-populated areas and drivers should heed the advice of emergency management personnel in their area over the next few days, ATA warned. He also said the trucking industry will be ready to help out in the aftermath of the storm.
“As a former governor, I know that government officials do not issue these warnings lightly, so if you’re advised to avoid an area or evacuate, do so quickly and in an orderly fashion,” Graves said. “Trucks deliver life’s most essential goods every day, and those goods are never more needed than after a natural disaster. When the skies clear and the waters recede, trucks will begin to deliver the fuel, food and other critical relief supplies to those areas in need.”