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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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Big Data | Commercial Trucks | Freight

Communities Using Big Data to “Improve” Goods Movement

January 22, 2016

Today's commercial travel analysis is becoming more complicated, and traditional data methods are struggling to keep up. For example, small-package delivery is done more and more by people in their own personal cars - how can we accurately capture that information?  This increasing complexity necessitates better and more granular data about commercial traffic, and Big Data can help.

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