Top 10 truck bottlenecks in North America

Atlanta has the questionable refinement of being home to three of the 10 most exceedingly bad bottlenecks for trucks on American thruways, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) reports. The foundation’s yearly rundown recognizes the crossing point of I-95 and SR 4 in Fort Lee, N.J., as the most exceedingly terrible cargo bottleneck in the nation. It last held that spot in 2014.

The remainder of the Top 10 list includes:

  1. Atlanta: I-285 at I-85 (North)
  2. Atlanta: I-75 at I-285 (North)
  3. Los Angeles: SR 60 at SR 57
  4. Houston: I-45 at I-69/US 59
  5. Cincinnati: I-71 at I-75
  6. Chicago: I-290 at I-90/I-94
  7. Nashville: I-24/I-40 at I-440 (East)
  8. Atlanta: I-20 at I-285 (West)
  9. Los Angeles: I-710 at I-105

Year-over-year truck speeds across the 10 locations dropped by an average of 9%.The annual list assesses truck-oriented congestion at 300 locations, pulling GPS data from nearly 1 million heavy-duty trucks. “For UPS, if all our vehicles are delayed just five minutes a day, every day, it costs our company $114 million a year,” said Rich McArdle, president of UPS Freight. “In order to combat congestion, many companies must plan operational redundancies to meet their customer needs.” “This report should be a wakeup call for elected leaders at all levels of government that we must act quickly to address our increasingly congested highway system,” said Chris Spear, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations. “Without meaningful investment in our nation’s infrastructure, carriers will continue to endure billions of dollars in congestion-related costs – which results in a self-inflicted drag on our economy.”