If you live in Atlanta, you probably are not shocked to learn that the American Transportation Research (ATRI) Institute named the city of Atlanta as #1 in the 2018 Top 100 Truck Bottleneck List. Each year, since 2002, the ATRI has collected and processed truck GPS data. They do this “in support of the Federal Highway Administrations’ Freight Performance Measures initiative, a program that maintains and monitors a series of performance measures related to the nation’s truck-based freight transportation system.” They see the value to measuring freight movement performance so we can better understand where and what level future investments should be made.
This effort by the ATRI will help stakeholders in both the private and public sectors better understand the severity of congestion and mobility constraints on the U.S. highway transportation system. Through the testing and measurements completed, it was found that Atlanta, Georgia (I-285 at I-85 North) is the largest bottleneck area in the United States. In addition to this stretch of highway, several other areas of Atlanta also made the list including:
- #4 1-75 at I-285 North
- #17 I-20 at I-285 West
- #46 I-20 at I-285 East
- #79 1-20 at I-75/I-85
- #90 I-75 at I-85
- #95 I-75 at I-675
In addition to this information, the ARTI also found that the most critical challenges facing the trucking industry in 2017 were: Driver Shortage, ELD Mandate, Hours of Service, Truck Parking and Driver Retention.
At Bulldog Truck Sales, we want to help you and other drivers be a solution to some of these issues facing the trucking industry. We proudly serve in Cumming, Georgia and Mesa, Arizona. Come see us today and let’s discuss ways we can get you in a truck through our leasing programs.
Posted on behalf of Bulldog Truck Sales