America’s Roads Are Crammed With Trucks
ATLANTA—Trucks are taking over American roads, fueled by a rise in pandemic online shopping and disruptions to global supply chains.
Along the way they’re chewing up pavement, adding to congestion and infuriating residents, who must contend with 18-wheelers and delivery trucks as soon as they pull out of their driveways. They’re also causing headaches for state and local governments that face multibillion-dollar bills to finance road upkeep and expansions.
The thousands more delivery trucks on neighborhood streets and tractor trailers on interstate highways are solving one problem by creating another.
“Folks don’t like them...