The American Transportation Research Institute released its annual list highlighting the most congested bottlenecks for trucks in America.
For the fourth year in a row, the intersection of Interstate 95 and State Route 4 in Fort Lee, New Jersey, is the No. 1 freight bottleneck in the country.
2022 Top 10 Truck Bottlenecks
- Fort Lee, New Jersey: I-95 at SR 4
- Cincinnati: I-71 at I-75
- Houston: I-45 at I-69/US 59
- Atlanta: I-285 at I-85 (North)
- Atlanta: I-20 at I-285 (West)
- Chicago: I-290 at I-90/I-94
- Los Angeles: SR 60 at SR 57
- Dallas: I-45 at I-30
- San Bernardino, California: I-10 at I-15
- Chattanooga, Tennessee: I-75 at I-24
The list measures the level of truck-involved congestion at over 300 locations on the national highway system. The analysis, based on truck GPS data from over 1 million freight 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 analysis, which utilized data from 2021, found traffic levels rebounded across the country as more Americans returned to work and consumer demand for goods and services continued to grow. Consequently, supply chain bottlenecks occurred throughout the country. Average rush hour truck speeds were 38.6 mph, down more than 11% from the previous year.
“ATRI’s bottleneck list is a roadmap for federal and state administrators responsible for prioritizing infrastructure investments throughout the country. Every year, ATRI’s list highlights the dire needs for modernizing and improving our roads and bridges,” said American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear in a press release.