Prestige Equipment Rentals contracted Royal Services to hotshot three large generators to Lafayette, Louisiana to help relief efforts. The generators assuage the widespread power outages after Hurricane Ida made landfall.
According to the New York Times, the storm that hit the Gulf Coast is the strongest one in 165 years and falls on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina which laid waste to New Orleans. Ida was a Category 4 storm. Royal Services made the 868 mile trip driving over twelve hours through traffic moving at times as slow as 10-15 miles per hour.