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Congestion Creates $74.5 Billion Burden for Trucking, ATRI Study Shows

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Traffic congestion on the nation’s highways added $74.5 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2016, according to the American Transportation Research Institute’s recent analysis.

ATRI’s “Cost of Congestion to the Trucking Industry” update, released Oct. 18, relied on data from ATRI’s GPS systems and the Federal Highway Administration to determine what costs the industry incurred from clogged roads. This year’s figure marks a 0.5 percent increase from the updated 2015 figure of $74.1 billion.

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