California Home to Seven of the Nation’s Top Truck Bottlenecks

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 25, 2018 – The American Transportation Research Institute today released its annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America, including seven in California.

The 2018 Top Truck Bottleneck List assesses the level of truck-oriented congestion at 300 locations on the national highway system. The analysis, based on truck GPS data from more than 800,000 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 used to support the FHWA-sponsored Freight Performance Measures initiative. The locations detailed in this latest ATRI list represent the top 100 congested locations.

“California not only is our nation’s most populous state, but with our farms, key ports and border crossings it is our gateway to the world’s markets, making it a key state for the trucking industry,” said California Trucking Association CEO Shawn Yadon. “Congestion costs trucking billions of dollars and harms our economy. ATRI’s report makes clear where the biggest issues lie and we urge policymakers to quickly address them with much needed investment.”

The seven bottlenecks in California are:

  • No. 5 Los Angeles: SR 60 at SR 57
  • No. 13 Los Angeles: I-710 at I-105
  • No. 27 San Bernardino: I-10 at I-15
  • No. 38 Oakland: I-880 at I-238
  • No. 45 Corona: I-15 at SR 91
  • No. 64 Los Angeles: I-110 at I-105
  • No. 65 Oakland: I-80 at I-580/I-880

“As the issue of infrastructure investment comes to the forefront on the national stage, ATRI’s report on truck bottlenecks could not come at a better time,” said American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear. “The safe and efficient movement of freight should be a top priority in any infrastructure package, and this report identifies the areas where investment is most needed. Finding long-term, sustainable funding – like our proposed Build America Fund – to address these needs is critical and we urge Congress and the Administration to quickly move forward on a plan to tackle this growing crisis.”

For access to the full report, including detailed information on each of the 100 top congested locations, please click here.

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.

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