Interstate 80 closed for extended periods several times in the last two weeks, and that’s forced companies like ITS Logistics to drastically change how they transported goods west.
Director of Floor Operations for ITS Logistics, Randy Perkins, says of the 350 shipments they had over the weekend, between 150 and 200 were forced to take a route other than Interstate 80.
“It depends on what the customer expectation was and what their needs were,” Perkins says. “If they needed it to be done, we found a way to make it happen. If it was more cost-effective to wait out the storm, we did that for customers also.”
For those alternate routes, drivers sometimes detoured as far south as Las Vegas, so they brought in more of their workforce to handle the longer trips.