With increasing fatalities and inadequate infrastructure, NDDOT looks for big picture solutions

Booming populations and truck traffic, driven by the surging oil and gas industry, have led North Dakota to embark on the state’s first comprehensive state freight plan. The state now leads the nation in crash fatalities, The plan will identify freight bottlenecks along with obstacles, such as low hanging bridges and insufficient load capacities, which force trucks to take longer inefficient routes.