Trucking News: Feb. 20th, 2024

Members of AMOTAC Launched Nationwide Strike Last Thursday

Members of the Mexican Alliance of Carrier Organizations launched a nationwide strike last Thursday, in an effort to protest improving the safety and security for truckers on Mexico’s highways.

Local media reported at least nine highways were impacted by the protests, per Reuters. The leader of AMOTAC said more strikes may be called if the government does not meet their demands.

The AMOTAC has been meeting with government officials to come to an agreement on the improvement of security for truckers, but according to some reports, those talks were stopped by AMOTAC last Wednesday. The Mexico government says they are “still open to dialogue.”

ATRI Releases Annual Top Truck Bottleneck List

The American Transportation Research Institute has released their 2024 top truck bottleneck list. This year, Texas is taking home the top prize, for highest number of bottlenecks for truckers, with thirteen. Georgia was second with nine, while California came in third with eight.

Interstate 45 at Interstate 69 and U.S. Route 59 (West) in Houston ranked number four of most congested roadway for truckers. The cities of Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth were also included in the top 100.

Interstate 95 at State Route 4 in Fort Lee, New Jersey is the number one ranked freight bottleneck spot, for the sixth year in a row, per the report.

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