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Chart of the Month: 2018’s Top 10 Truck Bottleneck Locations

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The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) recently released their annual list of the top 100 truck bottlenecks (most frequent points of congestion and choke points) across the country. , For the third straight year, Atlanta’s I-285 and I-85 North intersection tops the list as the most congested freight bottleneck in America. 

The ATRI calculated the list based on an in-depth analysis of the 300 most freight-significant highway locations using GPS data gathered from more than 800,000 heavy duty trucks, and determined the rankings based on calculating a “total freight congestion value.” This formula measures the impact of congestion on average commercial truck speeds in each area to analyze and compare the relative level of bottleneck severity at each location. 

With issues relating to freight demand, supply chain and infrastructure investment dominating the national conversation today, the ATRI’s annual report is a useful tool that can be used to inform state and local investment decisions which, in turn, should improve supply chain efficiency. 
 
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American Transportation Research Institute
 


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