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ATA seeks information on truck fire incidents

ARLINGTON, Va. -- American Trucking Associations (ATA) seeks help from Technology and Maintenance Council members, ...


ARLINGTON, Va. — American Trucking Associations (ATA) seeks help from Technology and Maintenance Council members, trucking operators and fleet managers to participate in a survey to better understand the apparent increase in truck fires.

During the last few meetings of ATAs Technology and Engineering Policy Committee and its Technical Advisory Group, members have expressed concern that the incidence of truck fires is growing. Some attribute this phenomenon to the increased emissions requirements that are raising operating temperatures and others speculate that a contributing cause is the increased use of accessories especially those with sleeper cabs, such as TVs, computers, microwave ovens, heating and cooling devices, APUs and battery packs.

Data has been difficult to find and most often it doesnt show a big picture, said Brian Routhier, ATA automotive engineer. To gather accurate data, ATA is asking for your participation in a survey to collect real-world information from members personal experiences.

Survey responses will be kept confidential and only aggregate data will be shared.

The link to the online survey can be found at: http://www.truckline.com/TruckFireSurvey.


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