Being a Georgia-based logistics company means that Bennett International Group employees, customers and drivers are affected by any storm that heavily affects the southeast. With Hurricane Matthew taking its path up the Florida coast, Matthew is having the following effects on operations:
Employees and Agents
We have agents and terminals whose offices have been closed due to evacuation orders in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas. Our primary concern is for the safety and well-being of our Bennett team. We are praying for our employees, agents and their families. Any disruption in local operations can be handled by the team at the home office in McDonough, Georgia. If you have any questions please call 800.866.5500.
Owner Operators, Contractors and Drivers
Our driving force is very experienced in disaster situations. Our concern is for their safety as highway conditions change throughout the course of the storm. For those domiciled in directly affected areas, we honor their commitment to their families to keep them safe. Most of our drivers are in a situation to be able to assist as the storm unfolds and its aftermath is better understood.
As of Friday afternoon October, 7, 2016 we have drivers staging with relief equipment for our customers in South Carolina, Florida and Georgia awaiting deployment to the hardest hit areas. We are proud of our drivers for being able to be part of the solution before, during and after major weather events. We pray for their continued safety and for the guidance of our customers as they provide relief and restoration of utilities and property.
There are many delays on the major highways in the southeast due to various closures and reversals for evacuation. Customers with inbound and outbound shipments to the affected states may be delayed. Contact your Bennett customer service representative for updates. The following websites provide updates on road conditions:
- FMCSA Emergency Transportation website
- Florida DOT Hurricane Matthew Road Condition Updates
- South Carolina DOT Hurricane Matthew Road Condition Update
- Georgia DOT Hurricane Matthew Road Condition Update
Hurricane Matthew Trucking and Logistics Preparedness
As we watch the weather and look to do anything we can to help the individuals that are affected by Hurricane Matthew, our teams here at Bennett are ready and prepared throughout this weekend and the coming days to pitch in. If you have any questions or comments, please call the home office at 800.866.5500.