CSA 2010, economy top list of US trucking concerns

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PHOENIX, Az. — CSA 2010 and the slow economic recovery are the top concerns of US fleet executives, according to an annual survey conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI).

Each year, the ATRI compiles a list of the US for-hire trucking industry’s top 10 concerns, based on a survey of more than 4,000 fleet executives. The Top Industry Issues report also includes recommendations on how to address each of those concerns.

This year’s list marked the debut of CSA 2010 as an issue of concern. It placed second while the economy ranked first. Government regulation occupied position three. And the driver shortage, which disappeared from the list during the recession has returned to the top 10.

“ATRI’s annual survey gives us a clear roadmap of the strategies we collectively need to pursue as an industry,” said ATA chairman Tommy Hodges.

“It is vital for the trucking industry to stay abreast of the issues and policies that have a profound impact on how we move America’s freight safely and efficiently,” added Bill Graves, ATA president and CEO. “Not only must we be prepared to support initiatives that are based on well-founded research and thought, but we must also be ready to vigorously debate initiatives which lack research and practicality.”

The complete survey can be found at www.atri-online.org.

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