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April 2, 2018 - Industry News

Smart Cities, Crash Data, Marijuana Make ATRI's Top Research Priorities List

Continental has partnered with Columbus, Ohio to develop a Smart Columbus smart city initiative. ATRI wants to examine how trucking can be effectively incorporated into concepts like it. Image: Continental

The American Transportation Research Institute's top research priorities for 2018 include smart cities, autonomous vehicles, and cannabis intoxication testing procedures, among others.

Tags: CDL, Drug Testing, Crash Research, ATRI, Autonomous Vehicles, Smart City

March 9, 2018 - Industry News

ATRI Wants to Examine the Impact of E-Commerce on Trucking

The American Transportation Research Institute is asking ,motor carriers to participate in a survey to assess the impact of e-commerce on the trucking industry.

Tags: Survey, E-commerce, ATRI, Last Mile Delivery

February 27, 2018 - Industry News

ATRI IDs Best Practices for State Freight Plans

Texas was the highest ranked freight plan in ATRI's research based in part on the state's use of detailed commodity and freight flow data. Photo: ATRI

The American Transportation Research Institute has released a report that presents best practices for freight planning at the state level.

Tags: ATRI

January 25, 2018 - Industry News

Congestion Worsened at ATRI's Top Trucking Bottlenecks Locations

Atlanta's Spaghetti Junction topped ATRI's list of the worst truck bottlenecks for the third year in a row. Image via ATRI.

Overall truck speeds worsened at the top five bottlenecks on ATRI's list with peak speeds falling by an average of 6% at these locations.

Tags: Infrastructure, Traffic Congestion, E-commerce, ATRI, Infrastructure Funding, Congestion

November 8, 2017 - Industry News

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

Photo: Jim Park

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.

Tags: ATA, Fuel Tax, Highway Funding, ATRI, Infrastructure Funding, Donald Trump

October 30, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: OSHA, ATA, Department of Labor, ATRI, Safety

October 24, 2017 - Industry News

Driver Shortage Tops ATRI's Critical Industry Issues List

Driver-related issues took the top five spots on this year's report. Photo: Plastic Express

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.

Tags: Drivers, Driver Shortage, ATRI, ATA MC&E

October 19, 2017 - Industry News

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

Screenshot via ATRI

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.

Tags: Operating Costs, Fuel Costs, ATRI, Driver Pay, Benefits

August 15, 2017 - Industry News

ELD Mandate Leads ATRI's Top Trucking Issues List

Rebecca Brewster, president of ATRI, discusses recent research results at the in.sight user conference. Photo: Jim Beach

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.

Tags: ATRI, Events, Industry Concerns, ELD Mandate

August 9, 2017 - Industry News

ATRI: What Makes Younger Drivers Safe?

Photo via ATRI

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.

Tags: Driver Safety, Driver Shortage, ATRI, Younger Drivers

August 2, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Website, Research, ATRI

July 12, 2017 - Industry News

ATRI Updates Online Guide to Sustainable Freight Practices

Source: ATRI

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

Tags: Sustainability, Online Tool, ATRI

May 31, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Operating Costs, Survey, ATRI

May 16, 2017 - Industry News

Congestion Costing Trucking $63.4 Billion a Year

Photo: U.S. Department of Transportaion

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.

Tags: Operating Costs, ATRI, Congestion, Delivery Delays, Traffic Congestion

May 2, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Research, Distracted Driving, HOS, ATRI, Congestion

April 17, 2017 - Industry News

Carriers and Drivers Express Concern with Medical Examiner Registry

Photo: J.J. Keller & Associates

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.

Tags: Driver Health, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, U.S. DOT, ATRI, Medical Examiners

March 29, 2017 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Highway Safety, Survey, Driver Shortage, ATRI, Infrastructure Funding

February 28, 2017 - Industry News

Two Studies Examine Truck Parking with New Methods

ATRI used a camera-based system to track parking availability for one of the studies. Source: ATRI

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

Tags: Case Studies, ATRI, Truck Parking, Minnesota DOT

January 31, 2017 - Industry News

ATA Seeks to Quantify Trucking's Charitable Efforts

ATA's Chris Spear Photo: Evan Lockridge

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

Tags: ATA, Charity, Survey, ATRI

January 25, 2017 - Industry News

Atlanta Tops ATRI's Bottleneck List Again

Atlanta's Spaghetti Junction and the surrounding congestion it causes were tracked by ATRI for its 2017 Top Truck Bottleneck List. Image via ATRI

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.

Tags: Infrastructure, ATRI, Congestion

December 15, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Parking, Survey, ATRI, Truck Parking

November 17, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Report on Autonomous Vehicles Examines Industry Concerns

Photo: Daimler Trucks

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.

Tags: CSA, Hours of Service, Driver Shortage, ATRI, Autonomous Vehicles

October 17, 2016 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Emissions, Fuel Efficiency, Fuel Economy, Survey, ATRI

October 12, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Appoints Congdon, Low to Board of Directors

Image via ATRI

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.

Tags: Leadership, Old Dominion Freight Line, ATRI, People, Prime Inc.

October 11, 2016 - Industry News

ATRI Still Seeking Carrier and Driver Input for Mayo Clinic Survey

ATRI is still looking for carrier and driver participation in a set of surveys it launched with the Mayo Clinic on the impact that the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners has had on the DOT medical exam process.

Tags: Survey, National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners, ATRI, Medical Examiners

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