And The Top 10 Worst Bottlenecks for Trucks in 2020 Are…

Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released its annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America.

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.


The bottleneck locations detailed in this latest ATRI list represent the top 100 congested locations.

Here is this year’s top 10.

1) Fort Lee, NJ – I-95 at SR 4
2) Atlanta, GA – I-285 at I-85 (North)
3) Nashville, TN – I-24/I-40 at I-440 (East)
4) Houston, TX – I-45 at I-69/US 59
5) Atlanta, GA – I-75 at I-285 (North)
6) Chicago, IL – I-290 at I-90/I-94
7) Atlanta, GA – I-20 at I-285 (West)
8) Cincinnati, OH – I-71 at I-75
9) Los Angeles, CA – SR 60 at SR 57
10) Los Angeles, CA – I-710 at I-105

The state with the dubious distinction of having the most bottlenecks on this year’s list is California.


A total of seven locations made the list, and they are:

• No. 9Los Angeles: SR 60 at SR 57
• No. 10Los Angeles: I-710 at I-105
• No. 12San Bernardino: I-10 at I-15
• No. 36Oakland: I-880 at I-238
• No. 41Corona: I-15 at SR 91
• No. 63Los Angeles: I-110 at I-105
• No. 75Oakland: I-80 at I-580/I-880

“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.”

Recent ATRI research indicates trucking industry stakeholders now lose more than $70 billion each year due to congestion.

ATRI notes that such congestion is also bad for the environment as it is the equivalent of 425,000 drivers sitting idle for an entire year with 67 million tons of CO2 being emitted.

Passenger vehicle drivers now lose $1,600 a year due to traffic and repairs, ATRI says.

View the entire list of 100 bottlenecks HERE.



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