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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...

2014-04-08 12:20:28

ARLINGTON, Va., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today launched two separate online surveys targeting commercial driver input on critical operational issues - impacts from the new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules and detention time impacts on safety and productivity. The first on HOS impacts is a continuation of the driver data collection first reported in the November 2013 ATRI release, Operational and Economic Impacts of the...

2014-02-13 12:21:11

ARLINGTON, Va., Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new research white paper examining safety impacts of simulator training for truck drivers was released yesterday by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). The report, Safety Impacts of Truck Driver Simulator Training, investigated the effectiveness of using customized truck driving simulators to target specific driving behaviors that have been associated with increased crash risk. (Logo:...

2014-01-29 16:20:32

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tennessee Trucking Association President Dave Huneryager has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Huneryager replaces Ed Crowell, President of the Georgia Motor Trucking Association, who recently completely 11 years of service on the ATRI Board. "We are thrilled to have Dave join the ATRI Board," commented ATRI President Rebecca Brewster. "His years of experience...


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