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May 27, 2015

Truck Platooning Report Shows Fuel Economy Gains

A report on the first phase of research into the possible benefits of truck platooning technologies showed that all trucks in a platoon gained fuel efficiencies, with the lead truck gaining as much as a 5 percent improvement while the trailing truck got up to 10 percent improvement.

April 29, 2015

ATRI: Restart Rule Unintentionally Raised Crash Risk

The 34-hour restart provisions for truck drivers, which currently remain under suspension, had a negative impact on motor-carrier safety when they were in effect by driving up crash risk, per a new ATRI research study.

April 16, 2015

ATRI Seeks Carriers for Operational Costs Survey

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking participation from carriers to update its 2014 Operational Costs of Trucking report.

April 1, 2015

ATRI Researching Truck Parking Via Driver Survey

The American Transportation Research Institute is researching truck parking and truck parking reservation systems through a new survey of drivers. Drivers can take the survey through the end of April.

January 26, 2015

Former Roadway CEO Michael Wickham Dies

Former Roadway CEO Michael W. Wickham passed away last Tuesday Jan. 20, at his home in Palm Coast, Fla. Wickham was 67 years old.

December 17, 2014

New Jersey Tops List of Truck Freight Congestion

The George Washington Bridge in Fort Lee, N.J. topped the list of the most congested locations for truck freight, according to analysis from the American Transportation Research Institute.

December 3, 2014

Trucking Industry Struggles to Replace Aging Workforce

The median driver age had risen significantly over the past two decades according to a new paper released by the American Transportation Research Institute that analyzed the demographics of driver age.

December 2, 2014

ATRI Names Research Advisory Committee Members

Among other activities, the committee is responsible for annually identifying the top research priorities for the trucking industry.

November 17, 2014

ATRI Requests Industry Input on Truck Platooning

The American Transportation Research Institute is collecting data on the likely costs and benefits associated with Truck Platooning and is requesting industry input through an online survey.

November 3, 2014

ATRI Seeks Carrier Input On Detention Survey

ATRI is looking for carrier input through its latest survey on detention time and the impact it has on industry safety and productivity,

October 20, 2014

Trucking Research Group Names New Chairman

The American Transportation Research Institute named Judy McReynolds as its new chairman of the board, succeeding Steve Williams, CEO of Maverick Transportation.

October 6, 2014

Survey Shows Hours of Service Top Trucking Concern

SAN DIEGO -- The American Transportation Research Institute on Monday unveiled its list of the top ten critical issues facing the North American trucking industry, during the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in San Diego.

September 24, 2014

Driver Shortage Pushing Industry Costs Higher

Operating costs for trucking companies are on the rise again after falling slightly in 2012, according to a new study by ATRI, lead by significant increases in equipment and labor costs.

September 18, 2014

ATRI Adds Resource for Sustainable Freight Practices

The American Transportation Research Institute has added a compendium of sustainable freight practices on its website.

August 11, 2014

Survey Asks Trucking Industry to Rank Top Concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute has launched a new survey asking trucking industry stakeholders to rank their top concerns.

July 31, 2014

Study: State Enforcement Differences Undermine CSA Uniformity

A new study has confirmed that state enforcement disparities create uneven safety playing fields for motor carriers that have different operating patterns and mileage exposure in the lower 48 states.

May 21, 2014

Former FMCSA Administrator Sandberg Appointed to ATRI Board

Sandberg, the CEO of TransSafe Consulting, previously served as administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration in the George W. Bush administration.

May 12, 2014

ATRI Seeks For-Hire Carriers to Participate in Operational Costs Data Collection

The American Transportation Research Institute launched a data collection initiative to update the 2013 Operational Costs of Trucking report. Through a brief online survey, ATRI seeks to capture basic cost information from for-hire carriers such as driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums and lease or purchase payments.

April 30, 2014

Traffic Congestion Cost Trucking More Than $9 Billion Last Year

Congestion on the nation’s Interstate highways added over $9.2 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2013, according to research released Wednesday by the American Transportation Research Institute.

April 22, 2014

ATRI Report Finds Problems with FMCSA Hours-of-Service Study

The American Transportation Research Institute on Tuesday released the findings of its evaluation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s field study report on the new hours-of0service rules.

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