The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is responsible for leading the effort to prepare for, mitigate against, respond to, and recover from the impacts of disaster events. Once mobilized, FEMA moves quickly, with short notice, and with a no-fail expectation across all aspects of a mission.
On Thursday, August 26th, 2021, FEMA began coordinating its efforts to respond to Hurricane Ida and its devastating aftermath. FEMA began scheduling numerous missions that required immediate action and were categorized as no-fail. These missions called for various specialized equipment, including power only, van, open deck, drop trailers, and over-dimensional capabilities.
Our team deployed a multi-faceted team of veteran brokers, carrier procurement specialists, compliance specialists, and billing coordinators, leveraging our network of 40,000+ carriers.
The KCH Transportation team successfully managed and executed over 500 loads over seven days, including receiving 14/15 bids between 8/28 and 8/29 with a streamlined documentation process to quickly deliver tracking updates and PODs.
Our experts sourced over-dimensional capable carriers overnight and executed them the next day, and met FEMA’s expectations with a 0% fail rate. We were able to pick up multiple missions that other carriers/brokerages failed on. Additional efforts included:
The deployment of a 24/7 operations team dedicated to servicing CKS and this rescue event launched less than 30 minutes after the initial request. KCH’s integrated network of 40,000 strategic carrier partners allowed us to secure power-only capacity with..
After searching for a transportation broker they felt could complete the project, Clean Harbors hired KCH Transportation as the exclusive transportation provider to develop and execute a comprehensive solution that would help the organization fulfill its mission.
As a FEMA affiliate, KCH Transportation has a specialized FEMA team of veteran transportation brokers specializing in quick problem-solving. We understand that service failures are unacceptable when it comes to FEMA. That’s why the agency regularly calls on us for..
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