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Lack of traffic bottlenecks helps speed freight

Mar 25, 2020 at 08:55 AM CST
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Rush hour slowdowns and traffic bottlenecks on major freeways are practically non-existent as millions of people stay off the roads during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing truckers to move freight faster. “Holy smokes, yes!” independent trucker Henry Albert responded when asked by FreightWaves if he was experiencing a difference. “I feel almost guilty how easy my job has been to do during this crisis.” Linda Caffee, an owner-operator, said that other than weekends, roads are much less busy. “I was going from Bloomington (Indiana) to Murfreesboro (Tennessee) last weekend and traffic was heavy,” Caffee said. “I think everybody was sick of staying inside.”