This week, the American Transportation Research Institute launched its second annual motor carrier survey to identify CSA impacts on trucking operations, as well as carrier perceptions and attitudes toward FMCSA's maturing regulatory program.

Motor carriers are encouraged to provide confidential input on CSA through ATRI's survey, available online at The results of the survey will be available later this year, accompanied by findings from ATRI's surveys of other stakeholder groups impacted by CSA, including thousands of commercial drivers, shippers and the enforcement community.

This survey, which specifically seeks trucking company input, will be compared and contrasted with last year's CSA research - where ATRI received responses from a representative sample of approximately 700 fleets.

The brief online survey asks carriers for information on how their perceptions of CSA have changed or been affected as CSA continues its second full year of measuring motor carrier and commercial driver safety performance. The survey also seeks to capture attitudes toward the program and general understanding of its key components.