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November 8, 2017

Only Fuel Tax Hike Can Deliver on Infrastructure Promise, ATRI Says

It will take nothing less than an increase in the federal tax on motor fuels if President Trump’s vision for a trillion-dollar investment in the nation’s infrastructure is ever to be realized. That’s the stark conclusion of a new report just issued by the American Transportation Research Institute.

October 30, 2017

ATRI Research Advisory Chair Tapped to Lead OSHA

Scott Mugno, ATRI's research advisory committee chairman, has been nominated to lead OSHA as an Assistant Secretary of Labor.

October 24, 2017

Driver Shortage Tops ATRI's Critical Industry Issues List

ORLANDO – For the first time since 2006, the driver shortage is number one on the American Transportation Research Institute’s annual top industry issues report, surging six spots higher, followed by two concerns closely related to drivers: ELDs and hours of service.

October 19, 2017

Drivers Cost Fleets More than Fuel Does for Second Year in A Row

The American Transportation Research Institute has found that increases to driver wages and benefits outpaced declines in fuel costs in 2016. The findings were published in the 2017 update of ATRI’s An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking.

August 15, 2017

ELD Mandate Leads ATRI's Top Trucking Issues List

The ELD mandate was the top industry issue on trucking fleets' minds last year, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's annual Top 10 list, as reported by ATRI's Rebecca Brewster at a user conference put on by TMW and PeopleNet.

August 9, 2017

ATRI: What Makes Younger Drivers Safe?

The American Transportation Research Institute released the phase one findings of its research into whether safe younger drivers can be identified through certain characteristics, in hopes of developing an assessment tool that will make it easier for companies to hire younger drivers in face of a truck driver shortage.

August 2, 2017

ATRI Announces New Focus on Web

The American Transportation Research Institute has a new web address, www.truckingresearch.org, and says it will focus on improving its online presence and promotion of its research efforts.

July 12, 2017

ATRI Updates Online Guide to Sustainable Freight Practices

The American Transportation Research Institute has updated the compendium of sustainable freight practices on its website.

May 31, 2017

ATRI Seeks Carrier Input for Operational Costs Survey

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking carrier input for the annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report.

May 16, 2017

Congestion Costing Trucking $63.4 Billion a Year

Traffic congestion added more than $63.4 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2015, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's 2017 Cost of Congestion update.

May 2, 2017

Congestion, Distracted Driving, HOS Top ATRI's Research Priorities

The American Transportation Research Institute has decided on its research priorities for 2017, approving studies on congestion, driver distraction, hours of service, and autonomous truck technology, among others.

April 17, 2017

Carriers and Drivers Express Concern with Medical Examiner Registry

The American Transportation Research Institute has found that the Medical Examiner Registry is not fixing the problems that fleets and drivers have had with the DOT examination process and may be making them worse.

March 29, 2017

ATRI Seeks Driver Input on Key Industry Issues

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking driver perspectives on a number of top industry issues through an online survey.

February 28, 2017

Two Studies Examine Truck Parking with New Methods

The American Transportation Research Institute has posted two new truck parking studies on its website that use different methods to track available capacity.

January 31, 2017

ATA Seeks to Quantify Trucking's Charitable Efforts

The American Trucking Associations has commissioned the American Transportation Research Institute to examine and quantify the trucking industry’s various charitable efforts.

January 25, 2017

Atlanta Tops ATRI's Bottleneck List Again

Atlanta’s Spaghetti Junction has again topped the American Transportation Research Institute’s Top Truck Bottleneck List, which tracks the 100 most congested sections of American roads for the trucking industry.

December 15, 2016

Parking Searches Can Cost Drivers $4,600 Annually

Truck parking availability is a top concern of the trucking industry and ATRI highlighted the anxiety that truckers feel through its Truck Parking Diary research findings.

November 17, 2016

ATRI Report on Autonomous Vehicles Examines Industry Concerns

Hours of service, CSA scores and the driver shortage are all areas identified as being impacted by autonomous vehicle technology in a new report from the American Transportation Research Institute.

October 17, 2016

ATRI Survey Examines How Fleets are Saving Fuel

ATRI has conducted a survey of nearly 100 fleet managers and representing over 114,500 trucks to examine fuel economy and fuel usage among fleets of different sizes and needs.

October 12, 2016

ATRI Appoints Congdon, Low to Board of Directors

The American Transportation Research Institute has appointed David S. Congdon, vice chairman and CEO of Old Dominion Freight Line, and Robert E. Lowt, president and CEO of Prime, to its board of directors.

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