study by Georgia’s DOT may help the state improve the movement of
trucks and their loads through the metropolitan area, according
to a report from The Duluth Weekly.
study, conducted by consultant firm Street Smarts, is part of a
DOT effort to relieve traffic congestion in the area. The newspaper
said its recommendations included adding truck information to the
city’s Navigator system, creating alternate routes for trucks, adjusting
lane restrictions and installing truck information signs. Those
signs could let truckers know which exits are the best route to
industrial areas and also provide information on lane and exit restrictions.
proposal also included the addition of truck parking areas on the
edge of the Atlanta area, which would provide a much-needed place
for drivers to rest, as well as a place to wait for rush-hour traffic
consultant also called for public education programs to help reduce
conducting the study, the newspaper reported, the consultants talked
with truckers, dispatchers and others in the industry to see how
truck traffic moved and so they understood the area’s traffic problems
from the truckers’ point of view.