Multi-State Freight Working Group


The Multi-State Freight Working Group is the first working group to be formed under the MAP Forum.  The Multi-State Freight Working Group meets once a year.  

Stay up-to-date on the Multi-State Freight Working Group by visiting the MAP Forum ArcHub site at


Communicating Effectively with Truck Drivers Survey Open through April 16, 2021

Drivers are essential to the movement of goods.  We recognize that the job can be tough and that having good information is important.  To help provide you with the information and services that you need to pick up and deliver the goods, please take two minutes and complete this short survey.  All responses are anonymous.  Please complete this survey by April 16.

This survey is being conducted by a coalition of 15 agencies including 10 metropolitan planning organizations in PA, NJ, NY and CT, the NJ Department of Transportation, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, TRANSCOM, the NYC Economic Development Corporation, and the NYC Dept. of Transportation.

Truck Parking and COVID-19

Trucks are essential in maintaining our critical supply chains.  Their activities need to be supported, including providing sufficient and secure rest areas, food, fuel and bathrooms, as well as repair and maintenance facilities.  Some rest areas on key freight corridors are now open, though may be limited in facilities.  

As these critical supply chains are a regional issue, we want to reach out to the involved agencies and our OCTC members to make you aware of these issues.  This has an impact on all of our local economies.  

OCTC Statements:

Truck Driver Survey: Delivering Goods During the Pandemic

The MAP Forum, in partnership with the New York City Economic Development Corporation, the New York City Department of Transportation and the New Jersey Department of Transportation conducted an informal survey of truck drivers serving the Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania region in May 2020.

Summary of Findings

Online Resources:

As COVID19 has enfolded, the I-95 Corridor Coalition recognizes that the trucking industry is actively seeking status information on various areas (travel information, credential status, etc.) along the Corridor and that this page is a resource for them.  

The online CVO Portal focuses I-95 Corridor information of interest to Motor Carriers containing information, as agencies deem to provide, on Commercial Vehicle Operating, Credentialing, Registration, Taxation, and Permitting Requirements, Commercial Driver’s Licensing, Rest Areas and Weigh Stations, Tolling Information and Motor Truck Associations. 

See CVO Portal Link: 

Additional Reading:

"With the gathering momentum of Covid-19 infections, the urgency and fear of losing our access to food is palpable. Food logistics, an industry that operates invisibly most of the time and certainly within the deep underbelly of the food supply chain, is suddenly in the spotlight... What we are experiencing is indeed a stress test of our food supply chain, nationally and globally. But constraints and stress invite creative solutions." Read the full story here: "Our Food Supply Chain Has Been Tested Before. We Adapted."

Previously posted news articles:

Related Documents

Multi-State Freight Working Group Focus