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STAT VIEW Average Cost of Congestion per Truck Delay associated with weekday traffic congestion on the national highway system totaled over


728 million hours in 2014. This amount of delay is the equivalent of 264,781 commercial truck drivers sitting idle for an entire working year. Applying the 2014 national average operational cost per hour of $68.09 equated to just over $49.6 billion in increased operational costs to the trucking industry. The cost per truck depends on where the truck drives, how many miles and operating sector. The graph below shows how vehicle miles traveled affects the impact of congestion on a single truck.


AVERAGE COST PER TRUCK $30,000,000 $25,000,000 $20,000,000 $15,000,000 $10,000,000 $5,000,000 $0 25,000 50,000 75,000 100,000 Miles Traveled 125,000 150,000


Source: American Transportation Research Institute 48


ATR Issue 3 2016 | ARKANSAS TRUCKING REPORT


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