Freight News, Road, Logistics

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

[ September 17, 2021   //   ]

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) comments that the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is a win for American Trucks and US Supply Chain.
For an industry whose entire business model centers on interstate commerce and the safe and efficient movement of freight over the road, this state of decay carries consequences not fully conveyed by worn political rhetoric about “crumbling infrastructure.” Rather, the consequences are best captured in the real, measurable and rising costs borne directly by motor carriers as the system breaks down.
Traffic congestion created by worsening freight bottlenecks in every region of the U.S. amounts to 1.2 billion hours of lost productivity annually for the trucking industry – the equivalent of 425,533 commercial truck drivers sitting idle for an entire year. That lost time and excess fuel burn measures out to $74.1 billion in added operational costs. It causes an additional 67 million metric tons of CO2 emissions from trucks to be released into the atmosphere.

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