Traffic Costs Money
Traffic Congestion Cost Trucking More Than $9 Billion Last Year
Congestion on the nation’s Interstate highways added over $9.2 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2013, according to research released Wednesday by the American Transportation Research Institute.
The group used motor carrier financial data along with billions of anonymous truck GPS data points to calculate congestion delays and costs on each mile of Interstate roadway. Delays totaled over 141 million hours of lost productivity, which equals more than 51,000 truck drivers sitting idle for a working year.
ATRI’s analysis also established the states, metropolitan areas, and counties with the highest congestion costs.