AUSTIN, TX. A range of factors including soaring e-commerce sales are putting additional strain on the aging U.S. infrastructure network, yet there appears to be little relief on the horizon.
“Conditions are getting worse at the worst bottlenecks,” Rebecca Brewster, president of the American Transportation Research Institute, said during a panel discussion at the annual meeting of American Trucking Associations.
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The past five years have seen 4,400 people killed and 200,000 people injured in work zone crashes, truck-involved or not, but the trucking figures from FHWA are daunting.
About every three days a fatal construction zone crash involving a large truck occurs in the U.S. That totals 133 truck-involved fatal work zone crashes each year, according to the Federal Highway Administration(FHWA).
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