Efficient and reliable movement of freight is vital to the American economy.
Intercity travel-time reliability is a key freight performance measure. It influences logistics, operational strategies, and load optimization.
According to the Bureau of Transportation's most recent statistics from the Federal Highway Administration analysis, travel time between Philadelphia and New York City and between San Francisco and Sacramento showed the greatest increase in travel time.
Check out all of the increases in travel time between key city-pair origins and destinations according to the following chart:
Unpredictable congestion and inclement weather conditions can affect operations efficiency and productivity. The steady uptick in freight traffic on U.S. highways possibly indicates a growing, robust economy, with an increase in commercial infrastructure activity.