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Truckers asked to name top concerns in trucking industry

ATRI gives survey respondents a list of 28 issues identified by the industry and asks for the respondent’s top three issues from the list. It also gives respondents the opportunity to include issues that are not included on the list.

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ATRI rebrands website, looks to better promote research efforts

The organization says it is doing more to promote its research efforts to the trucking industry, such as its top industry issues survey, the cost of congestion report and top freight bottlenecks report.

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ATRI seeking owner-operator input for Costs of Trucking report

ATRI is looking for information on driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums, and lease or purchase payments. Carriers are also asked to provide cost-per-mile or cost-per-hour information from 2016.

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Cost of congestion for trucking in 2015: 1 billion hours, $63 billion

At the state level, Florida and Texas accounted for the most congestion with each totaling over $5 million in total cost of congestion. The two states combined to account for 16.5 percent of the nation’s total congestion cost.

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Survey seeks driver input on driver shortage, infrastructure funding and more

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for truck drivers’ perspectives on several trucking topics including transportation infrastructure funding, the driver shortage and improving highway safety through a new online survey.

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ATRI: Parking availability test helped drivers find open spots, adhere to HOS regs

The open parking stall information was relayed to drivers from the camera systems in three ways: through a web portal, an in-cab application integrated into an existing on-board device, and through roadside electronic message signs.

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Top 10 truck freight bottlenecks: ATRI lists U.S.’ most congested highway interchanges

In total, Texas had the most interchanges in ATRI’s full Top 100 list with 14, followed by Washington state with 9 and Connecticut, California and Georgia with 7 each.

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Another study shows speed limiter usage prevalent among fleets as fuel saving devices

Speed limiting devices like those proposed for an industry-wide mandate by the U.S. DOT are one of the most used fuel-savings devices used by carriers, according to a study released last month by the American Transportation Research Institute.

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ATRI surveying truckers on parking in North Carolina

The 24-question survey asks drivers about the difficulty of finding parking in North Carolina, where parking can be found, the time of day it’s most difficult to find parking and more.

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POLL: What is the top trucking issue from your vantage point?

These 10 issues -- including the ELD mandate and hours of service, CSA, a so-called 'driver shortage and more -- were ranked in this order in ATRI's annual survey of carriers. Which one (or other issue) would you put at the top of your most pressing issues list?

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