E-inspections of trucks offer an alternative to traditional weigh-station inspections, which require hands-on human interaction and delay drivers. Inspections can be automated to a great extent by leveraging technology without compromising safety, thereby achieving efficiencies and improving accuracy of inspection data. This video provides an overview of e-inspections, especially as they relate to cross-border freight traffic.
New Report: The Potential Role and Application of Emerging Data in a Border-Crossing Context
This study explored how crowdsourced data can be used to better understand cross-border trips and travel patterns. Transportation officials can use these results to develop robust, data-driven policies regarding cross-border trips that, in turn, should make for more efficient, safe, and secure travel.
How, When, and Where: Three Important Questions for Maintaining Healthy U.S.-Mexico Trade
by Geza Pesti
How goods are getting to and from Mexican manufacturers to American markets—and vice versa—is important to know. Are they traveling by truck or rail? Are they experiencing shipping delays (often passed on to the consumer in the form of higher prices)? Are they rising or falling in frequency, value, and volume?
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Climate Trends and Transportation
Climate change is happening. Rising global average temperatures have been documented beyond a reasonable scientific doubt. And those same rigorous empirical standards are predicting this trend will continue. [Read more…] about Climate Trends and Transportation
A Well-Informed Community Is a Profitable Community
by Bob Trotter
When you’re a business relying on just-in-time (JIT) inventory systems to meet consumer demand, long wait times at the U.S.-Mexico border can make the difference between profit and loss. What businesses need is a way to predict how long those waits will be so they can optimize their shipping schedules. [Read more…] about A Well-Informed Community Is a Profitable Community