Carriers that haul munitions, explosives and other hardware for the U.S. military and saw tonnage evaporate during the partial government shutdown that ended last week said they can’t fully make up their losses.
The carriers had to idle drivers during the 16-day shutdown when the military stopped taking deliveries because civilians who process incoming loads at installations around the country were among the 800,000 federal employees furloughed.
“What you lost during those two weeks, you might get a percentage of it back by increased volume, but you only have so much capacity…
By Michele Fuetsch, Staff Reporter
This story appears in the Oct. 21 print edition of Transport Topics.