Weather advisory updates

Impacts to freight network


photo of Hurricane Ida's path through the United States

2021 Hurricane season

Network capacity after a storm may be localized initially, but longer-term impacts are nationwide

Please keep in mind that because of these widespread storms, inbound shipments are affected across the nation – even in areas where weather may not be an issue.


image of day 0 of supply chain interruptions

Day 0 – Inbound planning begins

image of day 7 of supply chain interruptions

Day 7 – Capacity surges to affected areas, reducing capacity in region

image of day 15 of supply chain interruptions

Day 15 – Scarcity spreads farther…

Ida Update

Hurricane Ida has devastated Louisiana, the fifth strongest storm to hit the U.S. at a Category 4 with 150 mph winds, then moved to the Northeast causing extreme and fatal flooding. 

FEMA has stated that Ida has caused widespread damage, more than anticipated, and that it will take a significant amount of time to recover. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those affected. 

Schneider is working with individual customers and drivers with shipments into and out of the potentially impacted areas. Our number one priority is the safety and well-being of associates and protecting customers’ freight. 

If you are planning any contingencies such as facility closures or adjusting freight pick up or delivery dates/times, please contact your Schneider Representative with those details. 

Additionally, if you have weather-related freight (emergency loads to the affected areas) let us know and we can help facilitate those shipments.

FMCSA Emergency Declaration

Effective 8/29 - 9/28/21

FMCSA has issued a Regional Emergency Declaration in response to Hurricane Ida, and the current and anticipated effects on people and property, including an immediate threat to human life or public welfare from heavy rains, high surf, flooding, and strong winds. This Declaration addresses the emergency conditions creating a need for immediate transportation of supplies, goods, equipment, fuel, and persons and provides necessary relief. Affected States (Affected States) included in this Emergency Declaration are Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. 

By execution of this Emergency Declaration, motor carriers and drivers providing direct assistance to the emergency related to Hurricane Ida in the Affected States are granted emergency relief from 49 CFR § 395.3, maximum driving time for property-carrying vehicles, and 49 CFR § 395.5, maximum driving time for passenger-carrying vehicles, subject to restrictions and conditions. 

Read the full FMCSA Emergency Declaration here

With 85+ seasons behind us, we have the network and experience to weather the storm

Your business will benefit from our:

  • Asset-based fleet and non-asset-based capabilities.
  • Multimodal capabilities.
  • A nationwide network. 
  • Regular weather monitoring and communication.
  • A business continuity plan.
  • A focus on safety.


We will continue to keep your freight moving as quickly and safely as possible. If you have any questions, please work directly with your Schneider representative or contact us for more information.

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