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Megacities and trucking
  by Sean Kilcarr n Trucks at Work

megaOne of the larger trends (no pun intended) that will impact the trucking business both here in the U.S. and abroad is the growth of what’s being called “megacities” – a topic I’ve touched on before that will impact everything from freight demand and route planning on down to the very trucks needed for delivering goods and providing services to such massive enclaves of humanity.

Today, some 54% of the world's population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66% by 2050, according to data tracked by the population division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs – which translates into an additional 2.5 billion people, highlighting the need for a successful urban planning agenda and greater attention to be given to smaller cities where nearly half of all people currently reside.
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