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Truckers bring needed relief to those in need after Sandy

Jim McCormack

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy many of the US was left stranded in need of basic supplies. Drivers stepped up and one by one they headed east. Many of the larger companies are just sending trucks filled with basic supplies to help in the effort. There are convoys of water and ready meals for the American Red Cross. While others were loaded up with general freight and were ready to take on the challenging roads. Not all the roads were clear. Many of them were in need of inspection before commercial traffic was to be allowed to travel on them;specific navigation was to happen to get the products to those who needed them the most.

Many of the home improvement stores were taking as many trucks as they can each day.The need was greater than the product that was on hand. Lowes and Home Depot reported that they were taking all the trucks they could get. Wood, tools, nails, chain saws, generators top the list, but anything that will help clear up debris and pave the way to normalcy for these people will be of great need not just now but in the days to come as well.

Medical supplies were also in great demand a