The American Transportation Research Institute launched two separate online surveys targeting commercial driver input on critical operational issues – impacts from the new hours-of-service rules and detention time impacts on safety and productivity. 

The first on HOS impacts is a continuation of the driver data collection first reported in the November 2013 ATRI release, Operational and Economic Impacts of the New Hours-of-Service Rules. This survey is designed to further quantify impacts on commercial drivers from the rules changes which went into effect July 1, 2013.

The second survey is a first step in ATRI’s study on detention time ompacts on safety, productivity and compliance. The driver survey seeks to evaluate the impact that shippers and receivers may have on truck drivers’ safety, productivity and hours-of-service compliance.

The detention time study will also use ATRI’s extensive truck position database to model the impact of driver delay on truck travel times at key distribution points around the country.

The online version of the surveys will remain open through early May. The online surveys are available at