Tag: Delivery

Hurricane Florence Flooded Road

Operation and Delivery Updates in North and South Carolina

Since Hurricane Florence, progress has been made in reopening major highways and roads, like I-95 which is now completely open.  However, there are still hundreds of closed roads, along the coastal areas like southeast North Carolina. Because there are still a lot of roads closed due to flooding, United Pipe & Steel is currently servicing […]

Hurricane Florence Being Tracked

Hurricane Florence Service Updates

UPDATE: 9/17/18 United Pipe’s Burlington, NC distribution center is open for business. We will be making deliveries to customers not affected by the hurricane. Please be sure to call your United Pipe representative with any delivery questions in NC and SC: 1-800-777-7473 United Pipe will be donating 2% of all profits now through Friday, September […]

United Pipe’s Fleet of Trucks Delivers in Tight Freight Market

In an article from The Wall Street Journal, Get in Line: Backlog for Big Rigs Stretches to 2019, you can read more about why with freight demand red-hot, truck manufacturers expect to break records for orders this year, and deliveries will reach deep into next year. We’ve covered the tight freight market before, and you […]

United Pipe Tackles Truck & Driver Availability

One of the continuing causes for increases on commodity products like steel pipe, copper tube and PVC pipe is the availability of truck transportation, or lack thereof. The Washington Post published an article about the current “severe trucker shortage” in the United States which reports on the contributing factors that have led to this jam. […]

Have A Happy Memorial Day Weekend

This Memorial Day, we honor and remember those who gave all. From United Pipe & Steel Corp., we wish you and your family a happy Memorial Day weekend. Our office and distribution centers will be closed on Monday, and will be back taking orders and making deliveries on Tuesday. Please call your United Pipe representative […]

Delivery and Trucking Considerations

As many of you know, electronic logs have been in place nationwide on all delivery trucks.  This Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration policy ensures that drivers are off the road for mandatory, tracked down-time.  Since going into effect, the strict budgeting of hours for “wheels rolling” have caused previous day-trips to become multi-day trips, which […]