ARLINGTON, Va. — The American Transportation Research Institute, the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, has launched the 2019 Top Industry Issues Survey.
The annual survey asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with appropriate strategies for addressing each issue.
Now in its 15th year, ATRI’s annual analysis not only ranks the issues overall but also provides details on where critical topics are ranked differently by motor carriers and professional drivers.
“This survey gives everyone in trucking, from drivers to executives, a chance to weigh in on the industry’s most pressing issues and strategies for addressing each. By participating you are helping our industry speak with a collective voice on what is most important to us,” said ATA Chairman Barry Pottle, president of Pottle Transportation of Bangor, Maine.
The results of the 2019 survey will be released at the ATA Management Conference and Exhibition, to be held October 5-9 in San Diego, California.
In 2018, the overall top 10 concerns were (in order from one to 10) the driver shortage, Hours of Service, electronic logging device mandate, truck parking, CSA, driver distraction, transportation infrastructure/congestion/funding, driver health and wellness and the economy.
The 2018 top 10 as ranked by drivers included, Hours of Service, truck parking, ELD mandate, driver distraction, driver retention, CSA, driver health and wellness, transportation infrastructure/congestion/funding, driver shortage and automated truck technology.
The 2018 top 10 as ranked by motor carriers included driver shortage, driver retention, Hours of Service, transportation infrastructure/congestion/funding, ELD mandate, CSA, driver distraction, tort reform, truck parking and federal preemption of state regulation of interstate trucking (F4A).
Industry stakeholders are encouraged to complete the survey by clicking here. The survey will remain open through September 20, 2019.
ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.
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