Sunday, August 31, 2008

Hurricanes and the moving business

Years ago I worked for a company that rented out moving trucks where one of the things I learned was when a storm like a hurricane was forecasted, there would be a rush to make arrangements to have the many trucks closer to that area as possible so that if there were orders to evacuate people would have access to the rental trucks they needed.

I also learned that while the economic impact to those who lost their homes was devastating that there are industries like moving companies or those who make products for home construction/repair that do actually increase/improve as a result of one of these storms.

It was to me an interesting look at the supply and demand side of our economy...

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