October 12, 2015
An alliance of trucking-intensive business and industry organizations has issued this statement relative to the SCDOT and its response to the floods disaster the state has experienced over the last week:
“I speak in this instance for the many and varied organizations and trade associations whose constituencies use and depend on our highway system for commercial trucking operations to keep commerce and critical goods and services on the move in South Carolina,” said Rick Todd, President & CEO of the South Carolina Trucking Association.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation in particular, working hand-in-hand with their sister agencies, other governmental and the private sector entities, has done an outstanding job of managing this unprecedented crisis.
Early on they initiated and maintained regular, comprehensive alerts, and public safety and road/bridge closure notices, which constantly improved in usefulness and content.
The legislature has assigned the SC DOT with responsibility for over 40,000 miles of roads and bridges in this state. That is a disproportionately large responsibility, but one they have managed very well, all things considered.
We thank every level of the DOT’s agency for their tireless, round the clock work to protect our citizens and our highway system to provide critically-important, real-time information to those who have to use the roads.
We pledge our continuing support going forward.
Carolinas Ready Mix Concrete Association
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce
Home Builders Association of SC
Mining Association of SC
Motorcoach Association of SC
Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
SC Alliance to Fix Our Roads
SC Beverage Association
SC Farm Bureau
SC Timber Producers Association
SC Trucking Association
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