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May 18, 2017

TRAFFIC CONGESTION * USA: Costs trucking industry $63 Billion annually

* Virginia - Congestion costs $63.70 per every hour a trucker drives

--- Traffic congestion on U.S. highways annually cost the trucking industry more than $63 billion in operating expenses, including wasted fuel, labor costs and vehicle wear and tear, according to a study by the American Transportation Research Institute... In its report, the “Cost of Congestion to the Trucking Industry: 2017 Update,” the research arm of the American Trucking Associations, calculated that congestion delays on U.S. highways are for more than 996 million hours of lost productivity. That’s the equivalent of having 362,243 commercial truck drivers sitting idle for an entire year... Broken down, congestion costs $63.70 per every hour a trucker drives... The most congested state in the U.S. is Florida, accounting for 8.4 percent of the total cost, or more than $5.3 billion. Texas was second at $5.1 billion. It was followed by California with $4.1 billion, New York with $3.9 billion and New Jersey with nearly $3 billion in total congestion costs. The figures are calculated for 2015, ATRI reported... 
 Arlington, VA, USA - Trucks.com, by CLARISSA HAWES - MAY 17, 2017

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