U.S. Logistics Infrastructure Problems Could Mean Higher Shipping Costs, Longer Delivery Times

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The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently released a report card of U.S. infrastructure, including roadways and bridges that the trucking industry depends upon to transport 68 percent of of all U.S. freight tonnage. Already, bridges have collapsed in Saint Paul, Minnesota; Green Bay, Wisconsin; and Mount Vernon, Washington. The ASCE gave roadways in the U.S. an overall grade of D and bridges a grade of C+, noting that the government needs to set aside an additional $3 trillion above what is already earmarked for road and bridge repairs in order to keep key logistics routes open and safe.

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