Border Data Used to Ease Congestion Truckers Face in Transporting Goods

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Transport research group Texas A&M Transportation Institute’s manager Juan Villa is currently using border crossing data in order to analyze traffic from truck flows and points of entry in Mexico.

As telematics company TomTom has ranked the government of Mexico City as the world’s most congested city, Villa said that once truck flows are measured, they can also begin measuring the travel time reliability. He emphasized that the findings have not yet been made available to the public but it is an important element to estimate travel time.

The US Bureau of Transportation Statistics claims that as there is an increase in the value of US imports from Mexico, this also means more congestion on the road. Even the Mexican state statistics agency supported the claim by saying that the number of registered trucks has boomed. It claims that as of this year, there are already 10.4m registered trucks, which is a 188 percent increase compared to that in 1994. These trucks cross the known world’s busiest land border. 

Traffic analytics company Sin Tráfico’s head Eugenio Riveroll also expressed that with the use of data, they have enabled some of their clients, such as road assistance fleets and insurance companies, to boost the destinations they can visit in a day by up to 12 percent.