Five Days Without a Truck: The Impact of Aging Infrastructure
Aging infrastructure impacts commercial trucking more directly than any other industry. Nearly every product that finds its way into a consumer's home ships by truck at some point. Public support for infrastructure improvement continues to gain momentum thanks to a campaign called Be Prepared To Stop (BPTS). Be Prepared To Stop is a documentary film about "our love of, and absolute dependence on, the great American highway," according to its web site. The film focuses on the impact to the American economy if commercial truck traffic stopped for just five days due to infrastructure failures.
In addition to raising awareness, the campaign provides resources for contacting Congressional representatives on the issue of aging infrastructure. There's also information about leading social media campaigns and joining or starting an organization to take on the issue. Learn more about getting involved on the Take Action section of the Be Prepared to Stop blog.