Alert: Francis Scott Key Bridge Collapse Update

By Published On: March 27, 2024Categories: Alerts

Following Tuesday’s collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge, Maryland fuel deliveries have been significantly impacted. While the region’s fuel supplies have not been disrupted, the outage does increase logistics time for deliveries in the area. Mansfield extends its thoughts to those missing and their loved ones.

The collapse has led to an additional 2 hours of drive time for carriers, on average, with routes being redirected around the top side of the 695, adding approximately 30 miles to the journey each way. While awaiting confirmation from the Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding approved routes for hazmat trucks, the 695 route remains the preferred option. Mansfield is closely working with LTL and FTL carriers to assess additional costs incurred due to increased time and mileage. Maryland’s governor issued a State of Emergency, waiving regulations such as hours of service requirements.

Experts are estimating the bridge could take up to 4 years to repair, meaning logistics challenges won’t go away anytime soon. There are some nearby alternatives, such as the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel a few miles away, but this route is limiting hazardous material flows. Currently, diesel deliveries are permitted to use the Harbor Tunnel, while gasoline trucks are prohibited.

At this time, Mansfield is continuing to make deliveries as usual. Keep in mind that re-routed traffic and longer routes could delay deliveries. Mansfield is monitoring fuel levels for customers in the region and working to keep tanks at full capacity.

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