In the 1800s, the steam locomotive and the Transcontinental Railroad revolutionized transportation. In the 1900s, the automobile and the Interstate Highway System was another game-changer. Now that we’re in the 2000s, our roads are overcrowded, in poor condition, chronically underfunded, and increasingly dangerous. In fact, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) only gives the U.S. grades of C+ for bridges, D for roads, and D- for transit … More The Future of Road Travel
Humble truckers may not often mention it, but the work they do can be very dangerous. It’s an unfortunate – but well-known – fact that thousands of people die every year in transportation accidents. In trucking, drivers are constantly faced with heavy traffic, distractions, stress, fatigue, and sleeping problems. As we look to solve issues in transportation, a changing world and innovations in technology can introduce … More New Recommendations for Trucking Safety from the NTSB
Move aside self-driving semi trucks. It seems we had just begun the debate about the impact that autonomous big-rigs could have on the industry, when a new innovation is introduced that could have an even bigger impact on supply chain logistics and transportation: Unmanned cargo drones are being developed that will revolutionize the transportation of goods across local, regional, and national distances. As delivery … More Autonomous Cargo Drones Could Disrupt Transportation
A raging fire, with flames reaching upwards of 40 feet, ignited Thursday evening underneath a northbound bridge on Interstate 85, a major roadway near downtown Atlanta, causing the overpass to collapse. Authorities managed to clear traffic from the area before the bridge crumbled into the blaze below, at approximately 7:00PM EST. The were no injuries … More Massive Fire Collapses Interstate Overpass in Atlanta
By Terese Kerrigan of Freight Center Equipment Trader makes it easy to shop for heavy equipment, but did you know that shipping your newly purchased equipment can be just as simple? Shipping oversize or heavy haul loads can get expensive, which is why it’s important to shop around for the right carrier at the best price. … More Shipping Heavy Equipment
How do you move something that weighs 55 times as much as the Statue of Liberty? Something that big takes more than a few trucks and elbow grease!! … More The Heaviest Object Ever Moved?