Government, Business, Logistics

UK Freight Firms Turn to Planes as Brexit Triggers Truck Jams

Trucks wait at the check-in for the channel tunnel in Folkestone, U.K. Trucks wait at the check-in for the channel tunnel in Folkestone, U.K. (Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg News)

Logistics companies including DB Schenker and DSV Panalpina A/S have begun chartering planes to keep U.K. factories supplied with components and avoid snarls in road and sea transport caused by Brexit.

December 21, 2020
Government, Business, Fuel

Pandemic Likely to Cut Thanksgiving Driving in Half

A vehicle waits at a traffic signal light on a near empty road in Seattle on March 18. A vehicle waits at a traffic signal light on a near empty road in Seattle on March 18. (Chona Kasinger/Bloomberg News)

With virus cases surging, hospitals filling up and more U.S. states imposing restrictions, Americans are likely to drive a lot less this Thanksgiving. Only 35% will travel by car this year, down from 65% a year ago, according to survey from retail fuel tracker GasBuddy.

Jeffrey Bair | Bloomberg News
November 18, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Fuel

COVID-19’s Impact on Travel, Safety Varies by Region, Traffic Experts Say

California traffic pandemic Light traffic moves along California 110 toward downtown Los Angeles on March 31. (Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP)

Statewide stay-at-home orders prompted by the coronavirus pandemic have resulted in various trends related to traffic volume and safety, according to transportation experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
June 3, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

Regional Planners Should Weigh Local, Logistical Needs, Experts Say

Trucks in a line Getty Images

Regional planners should balance the interests of freight haulers and local residents as they consider transportation needs, according to experts.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 16, 2020
Business, Technology

Improve Compliance with AI Cameras

Improve Compliance with AI Cameras

Compliance is essential to how well a fleet operates. Unfortunately, recent statistics show alarming rates in several key areas including traffic law violations, health, and safety. Netradyne is combining artificial intelligence with cameras to tackle compliance through smart data analytics.

February 17, 2020
Government, Business, Logistics

NJ Transit Want Ad: Seeking Partner to Move Stadium-Size Crowds

An interior photo American Dream megamall A look at the interior of the American Dream mega entertainment and shopping complex in East Rutherford, N.J., on Oct. 25, 2019. The mall is expected to worsen the snarl of traffic in the area. (Richard Drew/Associated Press)

New Jersey Transit is seeking private partners to help transport “a stadium’s worth of people” — plus newly arriving megamall crowds.

Elise Young | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Congressional Committees to Examine Transportation Funding, Security

Traffic on 42nd Street in New York City Traffic on 42nd Street in New York City. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has considered congestion pricing for Manhattan. (Mary Altaffer/Associated Press)

Congress’ first week back from its August recess will feature hearings examining funding options for highway projects and security conditions across the aviation landscape.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
September 6, 2019
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

New Jersey Mall Could Mean Wall-to-Wall Traffic

American Dream mall in East Rutherford, N.J. A general view of the construction site of the American Dream mall in East Rutherford, N.J., on April 25, 2019, as seen from Secaucus, N.J. (Associated Press/Julio Cortez)

After 16 years of false starts, the behemoth American Dream retail and amusement complex is set to open just west of Manhattan. To get there, an expected 40 million visitors must join the traffic-choked roads of northern New Jersey.

Elise Young and Donald Moore | Bloomberg News
September 3, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, Logistics

Traffic Getting Worse Amid Good Economy, Report Finds

Skyline of Atlanta Atlanta is one of the most congested areas of the United States. (Getty Images)

Traffic across the country continues to worsen as the economy remains strong, according to the Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s recently released 2019 Urban Mobility Report.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 26, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics

Capitol Agenda for the Week of Nov. 26: One More for the Road

Thanksgiving traffic 2018 Motorists were looking to get a jump on their Thanksgiving travels on Nov. 20. (CBS This Morning via YouTube)

If you don’t travel much, but you were among the millions of Americans who set out to visit loved ones this past Thanksgiving weekend, the traffic nightmare you experienced was indeed an anomaly. But there's hope. Here's a look at the week ahead for trucking on Capitol Hill.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
November 26, 2018