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    ATRI identifies Top 10 concerns in trucking

    October 9, 2019 12:00AM by James Menzies

    SAN DIEGO, Calif. – For the third year in a row, the driver shortage topped the list of industry concerns, as compiled by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).

  • Report highlights Top 10 truck bottlenecks in U.S.

    February 12, 2019 10:59AM by John G Smith

    ARLINGTON, VA. – Atlanta has the dubious distinction of being home to three of the 10 worst bottlenecks for trucks on American highways, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) reports. The institute’s annual list identifies the intersection of I-95 and

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    Violations — and gender — increase likelihood of crashes

    August 1, 2018 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ARLINGTON, Va. — The next time someone jokes about women drivers, they might want to think about the latest research results from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).

    The institute’s updated crash predictor model continues to identify violations for reckless driving or failing to yield the right of way as the top two behaviors that predict future crashes by truck drivers. But gender appears to play a role as well.

  • ATRI seeking cost information for annual report

    May 16, 2018 10:33AM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is compiling data for its annual Operational Costs of Trucking report, and its seeking input from fleets. The non-profit research organization is asking for information on driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums,

  • ATA aiming for inclusiveness in mid-year meeting rebranding

    March 20, 2018 4:39PM by Truck News

    ARLINGTON, Va. – Changes are coming to the American Trucking Associations (ATA) mid-year meeting. In an effort to be more inclusive, the organization is re-branding the May Leadership Meeting as the Mid-Year Management Session, aiming to show value to a

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    Driver shortage top issue in ATRI survey

    October 23, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ORLANDO, FL – The driver shortage has been ranked as the top issue in trucking based on the American Transportation Research Institute’s (ATRI’s) annual industry survey.

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    Researchers look to ID safe, young drivers

    August 14, 2017 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ARLINGTON, VA – Is it possible to develop a tool that identifies young drivers who match the characteristics of safer, older commercial drivers? That’s something the American Transportation Research Institute is trying to find out – and it has unveiled the first phase of related research.

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    Study showcases use of fuel-saving tech

    October 17, 2016 12:00AM by John G Smith

    ARLINGTON, VA – What does it take to reach 6.5 miles per gallon (36 liters per 100 kilometers)? A survey by the American Transportation Research Institute, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, and sponsors at ExxonMobil offers some insights into what fleets did to reach this median target.

  • Survey Wants to Know Your Biggest Trucking Concerns

    August 5, 2015 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    ARLINGTON, VA — Do you think a lack of qualified drivers is what’s dragging the trucking industry down? Do truckers pay too much tax? Now is your chance to have a say.

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    ATRI lists most congested U.S. roads

    December 18, 2014 12:00AM by Allan

    ARLINGTON, VA – The George Washington Bridge, which connects New York and New Jersey surpassed the perennial first-place holder, Chicago’s Circle Interchange, as the place to avoid this year.

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    Crash Stats Skewed Against Big Trucks

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    ATLANTA, GA – The number of heavy-duty truck crashes in the U.S. decreased by a factor of about 24 percent between 2000 and 2010.

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    Research Insititute Shows Truck Rollover Locations

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    ARLINGTON, VA – American Transportation Research Institute released data showing locations with the highest frequency of truck rollovers.

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    U.S. institute studies idle reduction technology ROI

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    ARLINGTON, Va. — A recent study has found that anti-idling technology can reduce a truck’s idle time by up to 78 percent, but it could take a while to recover the initial upfront cost of the equipment.

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    Maverick’s CEO Urges Feds to Postpone New Hours of Service

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    ARLINGTON, VA – Steve Williams, chairman and CEO of Maverick USA and chairman of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), went before the United States House of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s panel today to bring to light flaws in the upcoming hours-of-service (HOS) changes.

  • Expected Cost of New Hours of Service Regs: $95-376M

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Today's Trucking Staff

    ARLINGTON, VA – Despite the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) saying the new hours-of-service (HOS) regulations will create great benefits for the industry, a new study says otherwise.