The US Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has launched FPMweb, a new technology tool designed to identify key traffic chokepoints on some of the busiest roads in the country.

The new freight performance measures web-based tool can calculate operating speeds for trucks at any given place and point in time along 25 significant interstate highways.

FPMweb’s information is expected to help the government and transportation agencies prioritise highway investments to meet critical congestion needs.

It is also expected to help businesses and freight companies save time by choosing routes to avoid congested areas.