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Survey Wants to Know Your Biggest Trucking Concerns

Posted: August 5, 2015

ARLINGTON, VA — Do you think the lack of qualified drivers is what’s dragging the trucking industry down? Do truckers pay too much tax?” Now is your chance to have a say.

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has launched its 2015 Top Industry Issues Survey.

The annual survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), asks trucking stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with appropriate strategies for addressing each issue.

The survey is in its 11th year and participation by trucking stakeholders has grown each year, according to ATRI, the non-for-profit research arm of ATA.

“In complex times like this it is critical that we do our part to help ensure a thriving future for the trucking industry,” said ATA Chairman Duane Long, who is also chairman of Longistics. “With your participation, we can speak with a collective industry voice on the issues most important to us.”

In the 2014, more than 4,000 people in trucking participated in the survey. It found 2013 changes to U.S. hours of service rules for truckers was the most critical issue facing trucking, followed by a growing shortage of qualified drivers.

The results of the 2015 survey will be released at the ATA Annual Management Conference and Exhibition, to be held Oct. 17-20 in Philadelphia, PA.

Anyone in trucking can take the survey, which is available on the ATRI website

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