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Big Data | Commercial Trucks | Freight | Traffic

New Ways to Accurately Measure Truck Traffic

May 9, 2019

Coming soon to the blog :  An updated analysis of truck parking trends and needs with transportation experts Fehr & Peers.

Freight-loaded trucks create the most wear and tear on highways and local roads, but what’s the best way to accurately measure truck traffic? Vehicle miles traveled (VMT) is a helpful indicator, but not all regions have the ability to quickly and affordably separate heavy trucks from personal vehicle traffic counts.

That’s where Big Data comes in. Today’s truck-focused data sets using GPS can pinpoint truck metrics including trip origin, destination, route, duration, and stops along the way. Traditional truck measurement methods simply can’t keep up.

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