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Trucking Industry Congestion Costs Now Top $74 Billion Annually

Oct 21, 2018 at 07:15 AM CST
ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Traffic congestion on the U.S. National Highway System added nearly $74.5 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2016, a 0.5 percent increase over 2015, according to research released today by the American Transportation Research Institute. In this latest Cost of Congestion analysis, ATRI utilized a variety of data sources including its unique truck GPS database to calculate delay on just the NHS totaling nearly 1.2 billion hours of lost productivity. This equates to 425,533 commercial truck drivers sitting idle for a working year.