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Day: July 21, 2021
Unprecedented weather across North America could lead to trucking, logistics, and supply chain issues with little to no warning. A BBC article states that the heatwave in the United States is contributing to America and Canada’s worst wildfire seasons yet. With reports from the US drought monitor affirming that at least half the nation has been multi-year drought, that in combination with the record heat spikes creates “sky-high” potential for spontaneous wildfires to ignite and spread rapidly, especially in the Southwest. These unprecedented weather scenarios could lead to additional delays and issues with shipping and logistics nationwide, and globally.