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Hurricane Sandy affects Conway Trucking in Joplin

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While many are seeing high wind speed, flooding and even snow on the east coast at Conway Trucking in Joplin, they're seeing an impact on the efficiency of getting freights to their clients.

"A lot of them left without really notifying us so we try to call ahead, find out if they're going to be there, if not we shut our guys down before hand....we really try not to get them in that area and get them stranded" says Cartright.

Billy Cartright is the senior director of operations at Conway and says that currently about two to three hundred of their 2,800 drivers are either driving through or stuck in the storm zone.

"We have a communication device on the truck so we're able to communicate with them and so we've been either through that device or cell phones, we've been trying to communicate with them to see where they're at, how they're doing and what their status is" says Cartright

"Basically the facilities in their truck is what they have, because they're pretty ,much contained to the truck" says senior dispatch specialist Joel Webb.

Webb has answered many calls from concerned drivers.

"Second phone call I had was about a driver that had been detained about two days now that hadn't been able to deliver his load and hadn't been out of his truck" says Webb.

Webb and the rest of the call center stays up to date with the weather by constantly monitoring it on these big screens, helping them help the truckers.

"We don't even know what the aftermath of this storm is going to be like so, we may have trucks shut down for two or three days or upwards to a week, it just depends on, number one how much flooding is there going to be, are we going to be able to get the trucks out of the area and so we just have to play it by ear and see what happens and we get the trucks out the best we can" says Cartright

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