Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.
From that perspective, transportation has been insane for a long time.
In 2017, road transport was responsible for almost 72% of total greenhouse gas emissions from transport in the EU, according to the European Environmental Agency. Of these emissions,19% came from heavy-duty vehicles. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 82% of transportation greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. came from road transport in 2018. Greenhouse gas emissions from freight movements accounted for 29% of transportation’s total in 2018, according to the Bureau of Transportation Statistics.
Waiting time is also an issue in Europe. In a survey conducted by Vehco, a fleet management solution provider, more than half of the carriers surveyed (53%) reported their drivers wait 3 or more hours per week on average (based on a 40-hour week), with 22% saying their drivers wait more than 5 hours per week. According to one carrier quoted in the paper:
“If we did not have any waiting times at all, we would save about 10,000€ each month.”
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