A first in the nation, MAASTO states have collaborated to increase truck weights across the region for emergency divisible loads during declared disasters. See the AASHTO Journal article (at this link) for details on the regional agreement. The MAFC project report can be found under MAFC Research (here).
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 […]
Meeting materials for Session #2 of the MAFC Annual Meeting are now available. To view and download materials, go to the 2021 MAFC Virtual Annual Meeting event page.
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 […]
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 […]
Please join the MAASTO freight professionals at the MAFC annual meeting session featuring Dr. Anne Goodchild of the University of Washington, Supply Chain Transportation and Logistics Center. Dr. Goodchild will address – Urban Freight: Transitions and Opportunities Thursday, November 4th at 2:00 pm CDT.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]