We give sufficient conditions on the rates of two asymmetric exclusion processes such that the existence of an invariant blocking measure for the first implies the existence of such a measure for the second. The main tool is a coupling between the two processes under which the first dominates the second in an appropriate sense. In an appendix we construct a class of processes for which the existence of a blocking measure can be proven directly; these are candidates for comparison processes in applications of the main result.
"Blocking measures for asymmetric exclusion processes via coupling." Bernoulli 7 (6) 935 - 950, December 2001.