ATRI seeking driver input on detention impacts

Updated Sep 7, 2018
The American Transportation Research Institute has launched a survey for drivers about the impacts of detention time on productivity, safety and hours compliance.The American Transportation Research Institute has launched a survey for drivers about the impacts of detention time on productivity, safety and hours compliance.

Truck drivers are being asked for their perspectives on how they are affected by detention at shippers and receivers for a new research initiative by the American Transportation Research Institute.

ATRI says the driver feedback on detention will be used to better understand how delays at shippers and receivers impact driver productivity, safety and hours of service compliance.

The results of the survey will be compared to surveys collected in 2014 to evaluate how detention impacts may have changed since the electronic logging device mandate.

ATRI launched the survey at the Great American Trucking Show last month and collected several hundred responses from drivers. The same survey is online here. It asks drivers about how often they’re delayed at customers, the reasons for the delays, how long the delays last, compensation for detention and more.

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