The American Transportation Research Institute, a non-profit trucking research organization, has launched its third annual commercial driver survey to identify impacts on trucking operations, as well as driver perceptions and attitudes toward the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Compliance Safety and Accountability program.

This survey, which specifically seeks commercial driver input, will be compared and contrasted with data collected in 2011 and 2012, when ATRI received responses from a representative sample of nearly 6,000 drivers.

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

The confidential and anonymous survey can be taken at Results will be available later this year.

FMCSA says it rolled out CSA nationally a little more than two years improve large truck and bus safety and ultimately reduce crashes, injuries, and fatalities that are related to commercial motor vehicles. It is based largely on results from roadside truck inspections.