The two-week-old federal government shutdown has brought freight business with the U.S. military to a near standstill, according to several fleet executives.
Work has been dramatically curtailed because the civilians who normally process deliveries to military installations were among 800,000 federal employees furloughed by the shutdown that began Oct. 1.
The U.S. military is a major fleet customer and spent an estimated $1.9 billion on truck transportation in the continental United States last year, according to American Trucking Associations estimates.
By Michele Fuetsch, Staff Reporter
This story appears in the Oct. 14 print edition of Transport Topics.