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Flatbed Shipping New York [NY]

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Predicting New York’s future for trucking has become increasingly dynamic.

Condition of Roads and Bridges in New York City and Freight Transportation Costs

Flatbed shipping in New York state can only be described as nightmarish. The lack of funding from the state and local budgets has left roads and bridges in quite a state of disrepair. Additional flatbed trucking costs run rampant because of the rough pavement and degraded surface conditions. New York reports only 20% of its roads are in excellent condition and a s much as 40% in very poor condition. Roads show ruts, cracks and pothole and in many cases irreparable without a total reconstruction. These additional costs across the board are as high as 6 billion per year. Tire wear, additional repairs and fuel consumption are the main costs effected.

Bridges in New York are not any better. 40% of locally and state funded bridges are in a terrible state of repair. Narrow lanes, inappropriate clearances and alignment issues are the main culprits. Over 10% have been cited for structural deficiencies. Many of these bridges now have seen decreases in acceptable flatbed transportation weights because of these deteriorations. Restrictions and redirections are like a trucking plague. Functionally obsolete bridges are in a crisis mode being as high as 30%.

Fatality rates are almost four times higher in New York city vs. the rest of the state. You don’t need to be a rocke3t scientist to see that improvements would greatly improve safety and fatality rates. It is reported that there are over 1,000 deaths contributed to poor roads and bridges per year in New York.
The amount of time wasted is a direct spin off, of these deteriorated conditions due to congestion resulting in choking delivery schedules. Costs to shippers and manufacturers related to this congestion is typically passed on to the consumer. Wasted fuel consumption is reported at over 10 billion per year. Businesses rely on an efficient and dependable way to transport their goods and services to the consumer markets and supply of materials to other businesses and manufacturers.
Annually over 1 trillion in goods and services are shipped from and within New York state annually. Companies have helped alleviate this issue by transferring from a push style to a pull style of distribution.

The effect overall on New York’s economy is devastating forcing companies to consider relocating to states with more improved and modern trucking transportation infrastructures. This consideration is only preceded by the supply of skilled labor in considering relocation.

Long story short it has been determined that every dollar spent on improvements to traffic flow reducing delays, emissions and fuel consumption as well as reduced road and bridge maintenance will yield five times that amount in savings from these inferior conditions. Hard to figure why the delay in funding persists.

Down The Road: The New York Governor Gives the Stamp of Approval for Driverless Technology Road Testing The industry is certain to effect all forms of transportation. The state has a high demand for flatbed freight to be moved by transportation providers. This is in part due to the proximity the state has to other states, as well as the large economy that the state boasts. Transportation rates for freight going through, into, or out of the city typically comes with a higher price tag due to regulations as well as traffic. Autonomous vehicles could facilitate flatbed shipping when they look to move their freight. With self-driving flatbed trucks on the road, there will be a higher supply of available carriers, which means that shipper demand will be more easily met and rates on flatbed hauling quotes will likely decrease as the supply of carriers increases. Public perception and trust in driverless technology is likely to be one of the biggest impediments this market faces when coming to the forefront. Stay posted on the blog for more articles concerning autonomous vehicles and its impact on flatbed trucking.