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SERVICE ALERT 1/17/2018 - Carriers Limited in Southeastern USA

Weather is limiting carrier operations today throughout the southeastern USA. Affected states include Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.

The Atlanta metropolitan area is especially hard hit, with carrier operations at a near standstill. 

Carriers are issuing service alerts that include:
  • Limited or cancelled pickup and delivery services  
  • Closed terminals
  • Delays affecting shipments traveling through severe weather areas  
  • Embargoes on expedited shipments
  • Embargoes on shipments with guaranteed delivery times
  • Embargoes or limitations on freeze protection and temperature-controlled services
  • Embargoes on service to residential areas
It is likely that freight moving through severe weather areas will experience transit delays. Shipments moving in other parts of the country may also experience residual delays as a result of the disruptions to carrier operations. The tracing tools on myUTS can keep you updated on the status of your shipments and allow you to set up automatic notification of status changes by email.
 
If you have any questions about how the carrier service alerts impact a shipment, our Operations department would be happy to provide more information. The status of weather advisories can be found at the National Weather Service (www.weather.gov).
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