Many goods and resources arrive and leave the country by boat, plane or train but most shipments within the country are moved by truck. As cities grow, mobility has become an issue for a vehicle-oriented infrastructure that can no longer support the number of trips completed each day. On city streets and highways, drivers also face increasingly congested journeys.
In this chapter, truck and bus fleets share their views on the industry’s most pressing needs in terms of road transportation. Both inner-city and interurban transportation hurdles are addressed the clients of heavy-vehicle manufacturers and users of road infrastructure. State and municipal administrations also share their perspective on the matter and how they plan to address it, while mobility alternatives are presented to alleviate traffic congestion in the country’s most populated cities.
Main question to answer
What are the main challenges in road transportation both for passengers and cargo?