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Congestion on interstate highways cost the trucking industry more than $9.2 billion in operational costs last year, according to the American Transportation Research Institute.
Using financial data from carriers and billions of anonymous truck GPS data points, ATRI said it calculated congestion delays and costs on each mile of interstate roadway.
“Delays totaled over 141 million hours of lost productivity, which equated to over 51,000 truck drivers sitting idle for a working year,” it said.
The research found that California was the state leader in congestion costs, with $1.7 billion, followed by Texas with $1 billion.
Among metropolitan areas, Los Angeles was first with costs at about $1.1 billion. New York City was second at $984 million.