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ATRI identifies Top 10 concerns in trucking

October 9, 2019 by John Smith

SAN DIEGO, Calif. – For the third year in a row, the driver shortage topped the list of industry concerns, as compiled by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).

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Violations — and gender — increase likelihood of crashes

August 1, 2018 by John Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — The next time someone jokes about women drivers, they might want to think about the latest research results from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).

The institute’s updated crash predictor model continues to identify violations for reckless driving or failing to yield the right of way as the top two behaviors that predict future crashes by truck drivers. But gender appears to play a role as well.

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Driver shortage top issue in ATRI survey

October 23, 2017 by John Smith

ORLANDO, FL – The driver shortage has been ranked as the top issue in trucking based on the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI’s) annual industry survey.

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ATRI looks to ID top trucking issues

August 16, 2017 by elizabeth

NASHVILLE, TN – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) officially opened its 2017 Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry Survey during the In.Sight user conference and expo.

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Researchers look to ID safe, young drivers

August 14, 2017 by John Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – Is it possible to develop a tool that identifies young drivers who match the characteristics of safer, older commercial drivers? That’s something the American Transportation Research Institute is trying to find out – and it has unveiled the first phase of related research.

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Study showcases use of fuel-saving tech

October 17, 2016 by John Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – What does it take to reach 6.5 miles per gallon (36 liters per 100 kilometers)? A survey by the American Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, and sponsors at ExxonMobil offers some insights into what fleets did to reach this median target.

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Survey Wants to Know Your Biggest Trucking Concerns

August 5, 2015 by sehui

ARLINGTON, VA — Do you think a 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.

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ATRI lists most congested U.S. roads

December 17, 2014 by Allan Janssen

ARLINGTON, VA – The George Washington Bridge, which connects New York and New Jersey surpassed the perennial first-place holder, Chicago’s Circle Interchange, as the place to avoid this year.

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Maverick’s CEO Urges Feds to Postpone New Hours of Service

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick USA and chairman of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), went before the United States House of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s panel today to bring to light flaws in the upcoming hours-of-service (HOS) changes.

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Expected Cost of New Hours of Service Regs: $95-376M

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – Despite the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) saying the new hours-of-service (HOS) regulations will create great benefits for the industry, a new study says otherwise.

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Crash Stats Skewed Against Big Trucks

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ATLANTA, GA – The number of heavy-duty truck crashes in the U.S. decreased by a factor of about 24 percent between 2000 and 2010.

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Research Insititute Shows Truck Rollover Locations

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, VA – American Transportation Research Institute released data showing locations with the highest frequency of truck rollovers.

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Keeping up with idling regulations

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — It’s not easy keeping track of idling regulations in the U.S. as States continue to bring in varying legislations.

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U.S. institute studies idle reduction technology ROI

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ARLINGTON, Va. — A recent study has found that anti-idling technology can reduce a truck’s idle time by up to 78 percent, but it could take a while to recover the initial upfront cost of the equipment.