Safety, Logistics, TCA

AAA Expects Holiday Traffic to Break Record

Ohio Department of Transportation

The AAA predicts a record-breaking 46.9 million Americans will travel 50 miles or more away from home for the Independence Day holiday, an increase of more than 5% compared with last year’s prediction and the highest number since AAA started tracking travel 18 years ago.

Jocelyn Brumbaugh | The Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown, Pa.)
July 3, 2018
Business, Logistics

Road Travel Projected to Rise 4.7% for Memorial Day Weekend


The highest gasoline prices since 2014 won’t stop 37 million Americans from clogging up the nation’s motorways next week as summer kicks off with Memorial Day weekend.

Laura Blewitt | Bloomberg News
May 14, 2018
Government, Business

Los Angeles Named City With Worst Traffic Congestion in the World

Los Angeles Traffic Downtown Los Angeles Traffic by Prayitno/Flickr

Los Angeles, a city where the average motorist spent 102 hours stuck in traffic in 2017, topped the list of most congested cities worldwide, according to transportation analytics firm INRIX.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
February 6, 2018
Safety, Autonomous

Traffic Deaths Continue to Rise, but Don’t Blame Texting

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Traffic fatalities in the U.S. rose for the second straight year in 2016 despite a dip in crash deaths linked to distracted driving, according to data released by federal highway safety regulators.

Ryan Beene | Bloomberg News
October 6, 2017
Government, Business, TCA

Local Dispute Over Mammoth Warehouse Complex Hinges on Truck Traffic

Worker in warehouse Mark Blinch/Reuters

The developer’s proposal would bring a mammoth warehouse complex to the heart of Lower Nazareth Township in Pennsylvania. It has been fiercely fought — rejected by township supervisors who fear a glut of tractor-trailers on local roads, but resurrected by a Northampton County judge at appeal.

Riley Yates | The Morning Call (Allentown, Pa.)
July 19, 2017

Texas Truck Drivers Urged to Fight Human Trafficking


Semitrailer drivers are being asked to keep their eyes on more than the road as state and local officials continue their fight to end human trafficking.

Aaron Martinez | El Paso (Texas) Times
February 24, 2017

Industry Joins to Create Class 8 Truck to Support Truckers Against Trafficking


In an effort to further educate and fund efforts against human trafficking, Inland Kenworth, Tolleson, Arizona, has put together a distinctively designed  “Everyday Heroes” Kenworth T680 truck in conjunction with Truckers Against Trafficking; platinum sponsors Kenworth Truck Co. and Ritchie Bros.; along with other leading industry suppliers

Transport Topics
February 9, 2017

UPS Freight Partners With Truckers Against Trafficking

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Truckers Against Trafficking announced a partnership with UPS Freight that will train the carrier’s more than 8,000 drivers on how to recognize and respond to signs of human trafficking activity.

Transport Topics
January 11, 2017
Government, Business

Congestion ‘Increasingly Problematic’ for Trucking, ATA Chairman Says

Oregon DOT/Flickr

WASHINGTON — Traffic congestion must be alleviated nationwide, or it will remain a detriment to the trucking industry as demand for transporting freight increases in the coming decades, the chairman of American Trucking Associations said.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
June 29, 2016

Report: Traffic to Worsen Without Federal Fund Lift

Department of Transportation

The rate at which trucks will be stuck in traffic will increase dramatically over the coming years if poor highway infrastructure is not rehabilitated, a new report by the American Society of Civil Engineers concluded.

Eugene Mulero | Staff Reporter
May 16, 2016