Truck Parking

What do current supply chain challenges mean for truck parking shortages? While the world of logistics is seeing new pressures exacerbated by an “…online shopping boom, lower inventories and federal mandates on driver rest…”, truck parking and related driver safety issues persist. A recent article from Bloomberg highlights continued truck parking issues in light of continued supply […]

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A Marine Freight Renaissance?

Many major cities around the world were founded on marine transportation corridors. St louis lays claim to this history and is working towards revolutionizing container freight movement in the region. Read about the promising and long-awaited Container on Barge (COB) development for the Mississippi River in the KSDK.com article “New St. Louis port bringing container ships […]

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Urban Freight: Transitions and Opportunities, Dr. Anne Goodchild’s Presentation Available

The 2021 MAFC annual virtual meeting examines transitions and opportunities in urban freight movement, freight resiliency, freight technologies, and automation. Session one with Dr. Anne Goodchild, Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Director, Supply Chain Transportation & Logistics Center at the University of Washington was held November 4th, and is available under the […]

Electric Freight

See the article below on experiences with electric trucks and follow the metrics on electric trucks operating today. More than a dozen electric trucks will be measured over three weeks along their usual delivery routes to tally the amount of carbon they emit. This is part of a Run on Less program aimed at measuring […]

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Highway System Resiliency, HDOT Approach Worth Checking Out

Hawaii’s Department of Transportation (HDOT) progressive plan for a more resilient highway system has a lot to offer those considering an approach to climatic adaptation and mitigating natural hazard disasters. Considering the MAASTO region’s frequent work to mitigate natural hazard disasters, taking a look at Hawaii’s approach provides insights to asset and hazard identification, and […]

Oversize/Overweight Vehicle Accommodation in Work Zones

The University of Wisconsin at Madison under the FHWA Work Zone Safety Grant Program developed the Oversize/Overweight Vehicle Accommodation in Work Zones document as part of their Work Zone Design Series training. It provides information on how to consider accommodating and mitigating oversize and overweight vehicles in work zones. The Work Zone Designer Series: Oversize/Overweight […]

Insuring an $8 trillion industry?

Regarding progression towards autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles, the question of who is driving and who is responsible in the case of a crash has so far been deftly sidestepped. Read “Placing Blame: Liability Questions Loom Over Autonomous Vehicles” on the Govtech.com website for a discussion about how insurance and liability will need to be addressed […]