Big backups around Blackburg, Va., were eased Thursday, Aug. 29 with the reopening of lanes obstructed by a landslide.
Traffic congestion in May increased 9.3 percent nationally from May of last year, says the monthly Gridlock Index from Inrix, who says the increase is an indicator of a strengthening economy.
Though Inrix's Gridlock Index showed steady traffic in December, that could mean good things for the economy, the firm says.
The trucking industry as a whole was the victim of a $27 billion loss in 2011 in the aggregation of time spent and fuel wasted in congestion on U.S. highways.
"I think if the general public had a better idea of what actually goes on in getting their Oreos to the Kroger, they might just reconsider cutting that truck off in traffic."
If you’re not hitting some congestion, there are probably other things that are of concern, such as parking shortages, fuel costs and electronic onboard recorders.
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