After Michael: Are we in for another truck war?
Recall last year during the cleanup of Hurricane Irma that, due to a variety of factors, debris cleanup was a mess. Pun very much intended.
Irma hit the Sunshine State on the heels of Hurricane Harvey in turning the greater Houston area into a lake for weeks. The back-to-back crises meant that truckers and haulers were charging a premium and local governments — constrained by their contracts — had a hard time getting debris removed.
That was then. This is now.
Hurricane Michael cleanup seems to be going quite smoothly by comparison. All the major debris removal companies report that cleanup efforts are hitting checkpoints and sticking to budgets. The storm was isolated and the debris removal pros can do what they do – bring in haulers and truckers from around the region to focus on the damaged parts of the panhandle.
This is the way it is supposed to work.
If the Trump White House has its way, however, that could change tout suite.
The US Army Corps of Engineers has been given a mission by the White House to manage debris removal throughout the Georgia. And when the