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Is California ready for an electric future? New ATRI research investigates

ATRI shares three key findings from its newest report.

ATRI to research on challenges faced by female truck drivers

The ATRI Research Advisory Committee prioritized this new women-focused research initiative at its 2023 Annual Meeting.

ATRI Research evaluates charging infrastructure challenges for the U.S. EV fleet

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released a new report that assesses the infrastructure requirements for converting the U.S. vehicle fleet to battery electric. This analysis, a 2021 top priority of ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee, focused on three critical challenges for nationwide vehicle electrification: The study found that full electrification of the U.S. vehicle fleet would

ATRI outlines best practices for recruiting, training, and retaining younger adults

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released a new report that investigates how to best integrate younger adults aged 18 to 25 into trucking careers. This research, a top priority of ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee in 2021, synthesizes a variety of data and analyses including younger driver surveys, carrier interviews, and the latest workforce statistics. The research

New ATRI research evaluates motor carrier responses to rising insurance costs

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released a new report analyzing trucking industry impacts from the rising costs of insurance. This analysis, a top priority of ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee, utilized detailed financial and insurance data from dozens of motor carriers and commercial insurers. The report assesses immediate and longer-term impacts that rising insurance costs have on

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Truck driver shortage tops ATRI’s list of industry concerns, again

Driver-related issues dominated the Top Industry Issues report, recently released by the American Transportation Research Institute, a trucking industry not-for-profit research organization. This annual report identifies the industry’s key concerns, and the top five issues for 2021 were as follows: Driver shortage Driver retention Driver compensation Lawsuit abuse reform Lack of available truck parking More

New ATRI research shows trucking industry’s operational costs continue to climb

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released the findings of its 2018 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking.  Using financial data provided directly by motor carriers throughout the country, this research documents and analyzes trucking costs from 2008 through 2017 – providing trucking industry stakeholders with a high-level benchmarking tool, and government

ATRI releases updated Crash Predictor Model

The nonprofit American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released an update for its Crash Predictor Model, which statistically quantifies the likelihood of future crash involvement based on specific truck driving behaviors (such as prior crashes, violations and convictions). ATRI’s analysis draws on data from over 435,000 U.S. truck drivers over a two-year time frame to

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Mandated use of ELDs tops trucking industry list of concerns

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), a trucking industry not-for-profit research institute, has unveiled its top industry issues report, which includes the list of the top ten critical issues facing the North American trucking industry. The looming implementation date of the federal mandate on the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELDs) topped the list of trucking industry

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