Freight Facts and Figures 2013
Table 3-17. Average Truck Speeds on Selected Metropolitan Area Roadways: 2012
Analysis has shown truck speed and reliability decrease in urban areas. FHWA uses Freight Performance Measurement Program data to measure truck speeds within 14 very large Census Metropolitan Statistical Areas. In 2012, five of the fourteen metropolitan areas had average truck speeds of less than 50 mph on their Interstates.
Miles per hour
|Metropolitan Area||Quarter 1||Quarter 2||Quarter 3||Quarter 4|
|Los Angeles, CA||43.35||42.73||42.58||43.37|
|New York, NY||51.60||50.86||50.78||50.45|
|San Francisco, CA||45.72||44.84||43.96||43.98|
U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, Office of Freight Management and Operations, Freight Performance Measurement Program, 2013.
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