It is again time for ATRI's annual Top Industry Issues Survey. - Photo: shotbydave via

It is again time for ATRI's annual Top Industry Issues Survey. 

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The American Transportation Research Institute is asking trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry, along with potential strategies for addressing each issue, as part of its 2023 Top Industry Issues Survey.

Now in its 19th year, ATRI’s annual analysis not only ranks the issues overall but also provides insights into how critical topics are ranked differently by motor carriers and professional drivers.

“The annual Top Industry Issues Survey has long been a crucial part of understanding the challenges facing our country’s supply chain. ATRI’s research provides an opportunity for thousands of trucking industry professionals, from drivers to executives, to weigh in on the most important topics that affect trucking and collectively decide on the best strategies for addressing each,” said ATA Chairman Dan Van Alstine, Ruan Transportation Management Systems president and COO.

Industry stakeholders are encouraged to complete the 2023 survey by Sept. 29.

“I encourage my fellow drivers to take a few minutes and complete ATRI’s Top Industry Issues Survey. Whether your top issue is truck parking, driver compensation, detention, traffic congestion, or something else, it only takes a few minutes to make your voice heard and for us collectively to let the industry know what drivers are most concerned about,” said Ken Duncan, an America’s Road Team Captain and professional truck driver for Walmart Transportation.

The results of the 2023 survey will be released on Oct. 14, as part of the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition to be held in Austin, Texas.

Previous Top Concerns

In last year’s survey, the top five concerns expressed by drivers were:

The top concerns reported by motor carriers were:

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