The American Transportation Research Institute has begun surveying truck drivers to better understand the impacts of state laws legalizing marijuana on the trucking industry and its workforce.
ATRI first deployed this survey in-person at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, last week. Over 300 drivers completed the survey, and now ATRI has placed the survey online for additional driver input.
ATRI’s marijuana impacts research was a top research priority of its Research Advisory Committee in 2022. This topic was identified as critical because of the conflict and uncertainty between new state laws legalizing marijuana and long-standing federal law, especially for those that are part of a federally-regulated workforce.
The survey asks for driver perspectives and knowledge related to new state laws, as well as the impact of these laws on roadway safety and the workforce.