Traffic Congestion

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November 17, 2017

Georgia DOT Moves Forward on Commercial Vehicle Only Lanes Project

The Georgia Department of Transportation had decided to move forward on a project that would create commercial vehicle only lanes on Interstate 75.

November 14, 2017

Business Interests Spur Autonomous Vehicle Policy Moves in Wisconsin

A multinational electronics manufacturer is considering building a new facility near Racine, Wisconsin, that would employee 13,000 workers – provided the city has a plan to develop autonomous vehicle infrastructure in the area.

October 26, 2017

NYC to Test Ban on Curbside Deliveries

The city will also be expanding its off-hour delivery program for businesses that are interested in receiving deliveries during less busy times.

September 8, 2017

Commentary: Off-Peak Deliveries Can Make a Difference

By scheduling shipments at times when there is less traffic on the road, Off-peak deliveries as a route planning strategy can deliver significant savings.

August 17, 2017

How the Solar Eclipse Will Affect Fleets

The Aug. 21 solar eclipse will bring total or partial darkness to much of the continental U.S. – and with it, a potential traffic nightmare for drivers across the country.

June 28, 2017

Independence Day to Bring Increased Traffic, Cargo Theft Risk

More Americans than ever will be traveling, and a security firm warns that holiday weekends are notorious risks for for manufacturers and logistics providers because of the high numbers of unattended shipments.

May 16, 2017

Congestion Costing Trucking $63.4 Billion a Year

Traffic congestion added more than $63.4 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2015, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's 2017 Cost of Congestion update.

April 19, 2017

Autonomous Trucks: A Disruptive Positive Force Coming but Fast

It appears autonomous technology will be a winner from the mpg standpoint, according to a new report, with fuel economy increases of up to 18% for most commercial vehicles by 2050.

April 6, 2017

I-85 Collapse Not Seen to Significantly Hurt Atlanta Spot-Market Truckloads

While the Interstate 85 roadway collapse just north of Atlanta will hamper motorists for the foreseeable future, its impact on spot-market truckload freight will be muted, according to Ken Harper, director of marketing at DAT Solutions.

March 31, 2017

I-85 Collapse Causing Traffic Nightmare in Atlanta

The collapse of a section of Interstate 85 in Atlanta caused by a fire has shut down all lanes of the important Atlanta artery, bringing traffic delays in the area to critical levels.

March 2, 2017

Researchers: Big Data Could Move Trucking Better

Researchers at Iowa State University say that using real-time data collected by the U.S. Department of Transportation could help fleets save billions of dollars a year by avoiding congestion.

February 21, 2017

Global Congestion Costing Commercial Drivers

The cost of traffic congestion increased in 2016 to an average of $1,400 for U.S. drivers, as congestion worsened in Los Angeles, which has become the most congested city in the world, according to the Inrix Traffic Scorecard.

October 7, 2016

New York to Automate Tolling to Cut Congestion

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a plan to reduce traffic congestion in the New York City are by automating tolling of eight bridges and two tunnels.

August 10, 2016

ATRI Offers Strategies to Fight Congestion

Trucking industry research organization ATRI recently led the development of two primers for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Integrated Corridor Management program.

April 19, 2016

Congested Roads Run Up Trucking Costs Almost $50 Billion

Traffic congestion on highways drove operational costs for trucking up by more than $49.6 billion in 2014, according to the American Transportation Research Institute.

April 13, 2016

TxDOT Reduces Truck Tolls for Congestion-Relief Effort

The Texas Transportation Commission voted to give trucks a break on the cost of tolls on a portion of State Highway 130 and State Highway 45SE as part of the Truck Toll Discount Program approved by the 84th Legislature.

September 29, 2015

NYC and Pensacola to Test Off-Peak Truck Deliveries

To cut down on traffic congestion, New York City and Pensacola, Florida, will test the delivery and pickup of goods by truck during off-peak hours (such as overnight) through a newly launched federal pilot program.

September 1, 2015

New Jersey Braces for Pope's Impact on Traffic

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has sent out a traffic alert in preparation for a visit from Pope Francis on Sept. 26-27.

July 1, 2015

Wisconsin Releases 511 Travel Information App

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has launched the 511 Wisconsin app that provides statewide travelers with information on traffic conditions.

April 15, 2015

Ports Must Adapt to Volume, Says N.J. Trucking Association

Addressing the monumental traffic backups at the Ports of New York and New Jersey, the New Jersey Trucking Association called on the ports to adapt to the higher volume and increase gate hours.

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