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2014-10-21 12:22:42

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry's not-for-profit research organization, today released a follow-up technical report to its previously released Enforcement Disparities study. In the new technical report, Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement - Top 10 High-Performance States, ATRI researchers identified the top 10 states that demonstrate superior safety and enforcement performance. In...

2014-10-06 12:21:35

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry's not-for-profit research institute, today unveiled its list of the top ten critical issues facing the North American trucking industry. Operational impacts being experienced across the supply chain from the changes to the Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules that went into effect in 2013 once again propelled the HOS rules to the top of the list in ATRI's annual...

2014-09-24 12:22:08

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released the findings of its 2014 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking. The research, which identifies trucking costs from 2008 through 2013 derived directly from fleets' financial and operational data, provides motor carriers with an important high-level benchmarking tool and government agencies with real world data for future infrastructure...

2014-09-18 12:21:58

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today launched a new compendium of sustainable freight practices on its website, www.atri-online.org. The compendium identifies a number of sustainable practices being used by the trucking industry ranging from driver training, idle reduction and speed management to vehicle aerodynamics, tires and engine systems. In addition to identifying sustainable practices, the...

2014-08-12 12:21:39

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry's not-for-profit research organization, today launched the 2014 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey, commissioned by the American Trucking Associations (ATA), asks trucking industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with appropriate strategies for addressing each issue. The survey is in its 10(th) year and...

2014-07-31 12:21:47

ARLINGTON, Va., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry's not-for-profit research organization, today released its newest study, Evaluating the Impact of Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement Disparities on Carrier Safety Performance. According to Steve Niswander, Vice President, Safety Policy & Regulatory Relations of Groendyke Transportation and ATRI Research Advisory Committee (RAC) Chairman, "This...

2014-05-21 12:21:44

ARLINGTON, Va., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today announced the appointment of Annette M. Sandberg to its Board of Directors. Ms. Sandberg, CEO of TransSafe Consulting, previously served as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) following her nomination by President George W. Bush and confirmation by the Senate. In addition to serving as FMCSA Administrator, Ms. Sandberg also served...

2014-05-12 16:20:53

ARLINGTON, Va., May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today launched a data collection initiative to update the 2013 Operational Costs of Trucking report. Through a brief online survey, ATRI seeks to capture basic cost information from for-hire carriers such as driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums and lease or purchase payments. Carriers are asked to provide full year 2013 cost per mile and cost per hour data. The...

2014-04-30 16:21:12

ARLINGTON, Va., April 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congestion on the nation's Interstate highways added over $9.2 billion in operational costs to the trucking industry in 2013, according to research released today by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). ATRI, the trucking industry's not-for-profit research institute, utilized motor carrier financial data along with billions of anonymous truck GPS data points to calculate congestion delays and costs on each...

2014-04-22 12:22:03

ARLINGTON, Va., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released the findings of its independent evaluation of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration's (FMCSA's) field study report on the new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules. FMCSA was directed by Congress as part of MAP-21 to study the efficacy of the restart provisions which went into effect July 1, 2013. FMCSA's field study collected fatigue measurements from 106 truck...


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