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Bigger Cities, More Urban Freight

(Sean Kilcarr – Fleet Owner)

The U.S. Census Bureau delivered an interesting report last week before the holiday break; a report that, by inference, indicates urban freight demand is only going to keep increasing as the number of American cities with populations exceeding the one million mark continues to grow.

New York City remains the nation’s most populous urban locale at just over 8.49 million residents, up by 52,700 people as of July 1, 2014, the time period for which the agency has the most recent data. [...]

One reason such statistics are important is that such vast groupings of people means transportation and freight requirements increase significantly – a trend related to the global growth of “megacities” touched on in this space before. Click here to read more.

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