The analysis of the data by ATRI revealed congestion cost an average of $26,625 per truck per 150,000 miles.
ATRI found congestion caused delays totaling more than 738 million hours of lost productivity, which equates to 264,500 truck drivers sitting idle for an entire working year.
ATRI's annual rankings this year gave the dubious distinction of most congested freight chokepoint to the city of Atlanta and its "Spaghetti Junction" north stack ...
Additionally, the research revealed that urban areas accounted for most of the delays as 88 percent of the congestion costs were concentrated on only 18 percent of the network mileage, and 95 percent of the total congestion cost occurred in metropolitan areas.
“Unfortunately we’ve come to expect traffic congestion as a part of our daily lives, but ATRI’s latest analysis illustrates what a significant productivity drain that congestion is on our industry and the economy at large,” said David Congdon, Chief Executive Officer of Old Dominion Freight Line.Tweets from https://twitter.com/channel19todd/lists/roads-511
Affected tractors are equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage Transmission with right hand stalk shifter. In the affected trucks, the display on the instrument panel can indicate “N” when the shifter is set into “D” or “R,” causing the truck not to move.