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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...

2014-01-29 16:20:14

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry's not-for-profit research organization, today released Compliance, Safety Accountability: Assessing the New Safety Measurement System and Its Implications - 2013 Update. This is the first in a new series of ATRI white papers covering a multitude of research topics critical to the trucking industry. This white paper expands on ATRI's previous CSA...

2013-11-18 12:21:17

Findings Impact Both For-Hire and Private Fleets ARLINGTON, Va., Nov. 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released the findings of its latest analysis of the operational and economic impacts resulting from the new Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules, which went into effect July 1, 2013. The changes to the Hours-of-Service rules implemented by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) include provisions which limit use of the...

2013-10-21 08:21:55

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 21, 2013 /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. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100129/ATALOGO ) The changes to the federal commercial driver Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules that went into effect July 1, 2013 caused HOS to top the list in ATRI's annual...

2013-09-26 12:20:15

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has announced the second of two data collection efforts to measure impacts from the recent changes to the Hours-of-Service rules, which went into effect July 1, 2013. Earlier this month, ATRI launched a similar data collection initiative for commercial drivers to weigh in on how the rules have impacted how they operate. In this latest survey, motor carriers are asked to...

2013-09-09 16:20:15

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today announced the start of its second phase of data collection on impacts from the recent changes to the Hours-of-Service rules, which went into effect July 1, 2013. ATRI is asking commercial drivers to provide input on the changes through an online survey available on its website, www.atri-online.org. The survey asks drivers about impacts related to miles, pay and...

2013-09-04 12:20:32

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released the findings of its 2013 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking. The research, which identifies trucking costs from 2008 through 2012 derived directly from fleets' financial and operational data, provides carriers with an important high-level benchmarking tool and government agencies with real world data for future infrastructure improvement...

2013-08-05 12:21:26

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry's not-for-profit research organization, today launched the 2013 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 9(th) year and...