List indicates nation’s top truck bottlenecks

The American Transportation Research Institute has released its annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America.

“Trucks move 70% of the nation’s goods, so knowing where there are kinks and slowdowns in the system is important for motor carriers and our professional drivers, making this analysis a key tool for identifying where and when to route our trucks to avoid congestion,” said Robert Low, Prime Inc president and CEO.

The 2017 Top Truck Bottleneck List assesses the level of truck-oriented congestion at 250 locations on the national highway system. The analysis, based on truck GPS data from 600,000-plus heavy-duty trucks uses several customized software applications and analysis methods, along with terabytes of data from trucking operations to produce a congestion impact ranking for each location. The data is associated with the FHWA-sponsored Freight Performance Measures initiative. Locations detailed in this latest ATRI list represent the top 100 congested locations.

For the second straight year, Atlanta’s “Spaghetti Junction,” the intersection of Interstates 285 and 85 North, is the most congested freight bottleneck in the nation. The rest of the Top 10 includes:

2. I-95 at State Route 4 in Fort Lee NJ

3. I-290 at I-90/94 in Chicago

4. I-65 at I-64/71 in Louisville KY

5. I-71 at I-75 in Cincinnati OH

6. SR 60 at SR 57 in Los Angeles

7. SR 18 at SR 167 in Auburn WA

8. I-45 at US 59 in Houston TX

9. I-75 at I-285 North in Atlanta

10. I-5 at I-90 in Seattle

 For access to the full report, including detailed information on each of the 100 top congested locations, click here.

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