FreightWaves Classics: National Highway System helps commerce move from coast-to-coast

A multi-tier interchange on the I-10 in California. (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)

The U.S. is thawing out this week from back-to-back storms that covered large areas of the country. Airports were forced to close for periods of time, railroads were slowed or stopped and the nation’s trucking fleet was sidelined for various lengths of time in different areas.

Trucks on a snowy highway (Photo: Jim Allen/FreightWaves)

While the storms slowed the movement of goods and people, they could not stop movement entirely. In part, this is due to the work of those dedicated to keep the...

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