Are The Colorado Fires Effecting Freight Movement?

The Fires In Colorado Seem To Slow Some Freight Lanes

Since trucking serves the oil and gas industry, this disaster has taken a toll on not only lives and property lost, but also loss of revenue for many who haul the goods and services required to keep these industries moving.

As a flatbed truck, I haul pipe and related supplies to these well sites. I also know that there are other services that must be utilized like tanker and maintenance for the wells. I do not see much freight being posted for these areas, and I have a feeling that the fires are directly related. That is a no brainer to figure out, but where people lack in one type of goods to haul, there are some that increase. Fire lines need supplies like foam and food, water for firefighters etc. The government contracts this service out to people who are on the list to be hired by the state or federal fire agencies.

The fires lines are not holding very well, and with temperatures 30 degrees above normal, chances are they will not for some time to come. Man can only do so much, we must keep these people in our prayers and thoughts and hope that they remain safe.

The brave firefighters are doing all they can, but I don’t think I have seen it this bad for a long time. Colorado is seeing some of the worst that nature can dish out right now, and we can only hope that mother nature will decide to give them a break and bring some cooler temps along with some rain.

The Colorado fires are some of the worst in history. Even the smoke plumes have beaten the altitude of Mt. St. Helens eruption from reports. The smoke is visible from many miles away, I saw some of it as I passed through from over a hundred miles distance.

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO -  JUNE 27:  Late afterno...

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - JUNE 27: Late afternoon smoke from the Waldo Canyon fire lies behind the Air Force Academy stadium on June 27, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The fire burned numerous homes yesterday as it expanded to 15,000 acres. Over 32,000 people have been evacuated. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)

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