The Highway Bottleneck Awards, 2019

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Errol V.'s Comment
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Two years ago, Trucking Truth posted this list of highway bottlenecks. The 2017 winner: Atlanta, Georgia.

Ft Lee, NJ has the #1 spot in 2019. In the top ten, Atlanta has three (of six entries), Los Angeles has two (of three entries), Completing the top ten cities are Houston, TX, Cincinnati, OH, Chicago, IL. and Nashville, TN.

The ranking formula has to do with the "impact of congestion on average commercial truck speeds" so it's isn't simply counting the number of slow cars.

Here's a link to the report: 2019 Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks

This study is done by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Jim S.'s Comment
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I am surprised that the I-105 merge into the I-605 in Los Angeles is not listed. This is where the I-105 ends, and where vehicles must merge onto the I-605. It is always congested, no matter what time of the day. Also, where the I-215 merges onto the 60 FWY in Riverside for about five miles before splitting off again.

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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They must not have come through the Indy area a few weeks ago during all the construction, it was awful.

Pete E Pothole's Comment
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Atlanta has three on there only because trucks have to take 285 if not delivering inside of it. At the root of it that really is what makes Atlanta traffic so bad.

andhe78's Comment
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So happy that the only one of those I’ll see anymore is number 99 on the list. 😄

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Rick S.'s Comment
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Atlanta has three on there only because trucks have to take 285 if not delivering inside of it. At the root of it that really is what makes Atlanta traffic so bad.

Atlanta is just HORRIBLE - even on weekends. I used to live there for a bit, and programmed my GPS for no highways (so I never had to get on 75/85/285). Trucks can't do that, because many of the secondary roads are truck restricted.

Rick

Junkyard Dog's Comment
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They must not have come through the Indy area a few weeks ago during all the construction, it was awful.

No kidding on the Indy thing that was horrible. Personally I hate Nashville the most. Thankfully it's been about 3 months since I've had to go through there

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