Advanced trucking technology like platooning will make freight safer and more efficient.
States allowing long combination vehicles (LCVs) and Twin 33s trailers are already making strides towards improved roadway safety, enhanced environmental sustainability, and more productive interstate commerce.
Compared with the existing 28 ft double trailer configuration, the proposed 33 ft double trailer combination shows improved productivity by volume, and 16% improved fuel use and reduced emissions.
Increasing the length of twin trailers just 5 feet will decrease emissions, take trucks off the road, lead to fewer accidents and save fuel.
See an example of cutting edge platooning technology.
ATRI research identified trucking industry costs of $49.6 billion as a result of congestion on the nation’s highways.
Unclogging America’s Arteries 2015 utilizes vehicle speed data to identify the 50 worst highway bottlenecks across the nation, highlighting the benefits of improving the top 30.