"This isn't our first rodeo," said Joe Roeder, president of NFI Logistics and Distribution.
NFI has a weather emergency plan that determines which staff members must be in the office and which must be working at home in order to keep trucks rolling, Roeder said.
At the height of the blizzard, when the three states closed highways, the NFI trucks pulled off until the roads reopened, Roeder
Drivers had been sent out prepared with blankets and food in their sleepers, he
at NFI said that because about 26% of his
freight is food, getting as close as possible to the delivery point is crucial.
"At the end of the day, if we don't get bread and eggs on the shelf, they're out of business," Roeder
Sending trucks out ahead of the storm left NFI at worst only 10 to 12 hours behind schedule, he
Carriers tend to link the bottom line to delivery success, but another big consideration is assets, Roeder