ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute today released its annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America, including seven in California.
The 2020 Top Truck Bottleneck List assesses the level of truck-involved congestion at 300 locations on the national highway system. The analysis, based on truck GPS data from over 1 million 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. ATRI's truck GPS data is also used to support the U.S. DOT's Freight Mobility Initiative. The bottleneck locations detailed in this latest ATRI list represent the top 100 congested locations, although ATRI continuously monitors more than 300 freight-critical locations.
"Trucks deliver all of life's essentials – including food, fuel, clothing and medicine – to California's 40 million residents every day, said California Trucking Association CEO Shawn Yadon. "However, the congestion nationwide, and in our state, is threatening our industry's ability to do that safely and efficiently – leading to delays that cost trucking and consumers billions of dollars. As we look to solve these challenges, ATRI's bottleneck analysis gives us a roadmap of where investment is needed to make sure freight, and our economy, keeps moving."
The seven bottlenecks in California are:
- No. 9 Los Angeles: SR 60 at SR 57
- No. 10 Los Angeles: I-710 at I-105
- No. 12 San Bernardino: I-10 at I-15
- No. 36 Oakland: I-880 at I-238
- No. 41 Corona: I-15 at SR 91
- No. 63 Los Angeles: I-110 at I-105
- No. 75 Oakland: I-80 at I-580/I-880
"ATA has been beating the drum about the continued degradation of our infrastructure, and thanks to ATRI's research we can see exactly how decades of ignoring the problem are impacting not just our industry but our economy and commuters everywhere," said American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear. "This report should sound the alarm for policymakers that the cost of doing nothing is too high, and provide a roadmap of where to target investments to really solve our nation's mounting infrastructure crisis."
For access to the full report, including detailed information on each of the 100 top congested locations, please visit ATRI's website at TruckingResearch.org.
ATRI is the trucking industry's 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation's essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.
SOURCE American Transportation Research Institute