Daily Archives: September 14, 2017

US Southeast shippers grapple with post-Irma rail delays

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14 SEP 2017 – Hurricane Irma has passed and intermodal rail service to areas north of Central Florida has largely been restored, but intermodal shippers can still expect delays of up to three days for railed cargo moving through the Southeast.

Not only are some routes into Central and South Florida still not online, but primary rail providers have said they are metering cargo even for routes that are operating normally as they work through cargo backlogs that started to mount before the storm.

Class I rail carriers CSX Transportation and Norfolk Southern Railway, as well as Class II regional railroad Florida East Coast Railway (FECR), reported Wednesday that service is coming back online in the Southeast areas that took the brunt of Hurricane Irma’s impact.

Read more at gateway-group.com

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Averitt Express Certified As On-The-Job Training Employer For Military Veterans

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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. — Last year, Averitt Express committed to hiring 1,200 military veterans by 2020. To assist in that effort, Averitt is now offering an On-The-Job Training (OJT) program that is approved for veterans benefits.

Veterans who qualify for the Post 9/11 GI Bill and are hired by Averitt receive several benefits through the On-The-Job Training program. In addition to an Averitt paycheck and $5,000 tuition/transition assistance bonus, veterans can earn as much as $1,140 per month tax-free for up to 12 months using available GI Bill funds.

Read more at averittexpress.com

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