Several risk factors you may not have been aware of, from respiratory infections in those with ongoing heart disease to long-term stress of dense traffic.
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.
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In its latest report, the Traffic Scorecard, Inrix says 2013 saw a 4 percent increase in traffic congestion in the first quarter this year over 2012, which saw a 22 percent drop in congestion.
ATA representative Phil Byrd challenged the enforcement community to shift priorities away from inspections to traffic enforcement. Also: Regulatory update from FMCSA Administrator Anne Ferro.
Though Inrix's Gridlock Index showed steady traffic in December, that could mean good things for the economy, the firm says.
Wendy crosses "wear no pants while driving through L.A." off her bucket list.
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.
Overdrive's Most Beautiful contest is back for a second year. Submit yourself or a female truck driver you know! The first-place winner will win a trip to The Great American Trucking Show in August and will be featured in a story in Overdrive. Submissions accepted through March 20.
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