ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- American Trucking Associations urges truck drivers, as well as motorists to take appropriate precautions ahead of soon-to-be-Hurricane Isaac, including planning to avoid areas in the storm's path and following the instructions of local, state and federal authorities.
"As we continue to monitor the track of path of Tropical Storm Isaac, which forecasters predict will soon intensify into a hurricane, we advise that all drivers, commercial and commuter alike, make good travel decisions," ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said. "No trip, and no delivery, is worth putting yourself or others in harm's way."
Graves also encourages truckers, as well as all residents in Isaac's path to follow the instructions of emergency planners.
"If you're advised to evacuate, do so in a quick and orderly fashion," he said. "As a former governor, I know that officials do not issue evacuation orders lightly, so if you are told to go, it is for a reason."
Once the storm passes, the trucking industry is ready to assist in the cleanup and recovery efforts.
"Every day, trucking delivers life's essentials," Graves said. "After the storm clears and the waters recede, the industry is poised to deliver food, water, fuel and other critical relief supplies to those in the greatest need."
For more information, ATA encourages people to visit Ready.gov or http://www.redcross.org/. Also, for carriers interested in assisting in post-incident relief efforts, please visit the American Logistics Aid Network at http://www.alanaid.org/ or go to trucking.org.
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SOURCE American Trucking Associations