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2011-08-11 09:10:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released a report yesterday detailing the extent to which CSA has exerted an influence on the daily lives of commercial drivers. ATRI's report also describes and analyzes driver attitudes toward and comprehension of FMCSA's new regulatory program, based on survey data collected from 4,555 U.S. truck drivers. While findings reveal that truck drivers continue to have myriad...

2011-07-26 09:31:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has updated the listing of state and local idling regulations found on its website, www.atri-online.org. The updated listing is provided in two forms, a cab card which can be downloaded and carried in the glove box of a truck and the online compendium which provides links to individual regulations. Additions to the listing include: The State of Texas has adopted a new...

2011-06-14 11:29:00

ARLINGTON, Va., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry's not-for-profit research organization, today released the findings of its 2011 update to An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking. The research, which identified trucking costs from 2009 and the first quarter of 2010 derived directly from fleet operations, will provide carriers with an important high-level benchmarking tool and government agencies...

2011-05-25 14:52:00

ARLINGTON, Va., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) will celebrate five years of programming tomorrow as part of The Dave Nemo Show heard on SiriusXM Satellite Radio's Road Dog Channel. Since it first aired in May 2006, "ATRI on the Air" has highlighted the approach and findings of different ATRI research initiatives, as well as how those findings impact truck drivers and motor carrier operations. The show airs every other Thursday...

2011-04-20 13:32:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a study released today, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) reveals that truck drivers with certain driving records (i.e. prior crashes, violations and convictions) are more susceptible to being involved in a future truck crash than their peers with clean driving records. The analyses in the report draw on data from 582,772 U.S. truck drivers over a two-year time frame to expose a dozen driver behaviors that...

2011-01-24 10:52:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a study released today, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) articulates strategies for improving the trucking industry's safety record through "alternative compliance." The report proposes innovative safety tools and approaches including onboard safety technologies, employer notification systems and new drug testing methods as surrogates for existing regulatory compliance activities. The genesis of the report...

2010-10-17 17:58:00

PHOENIX, Oct. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- 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. The state of the economy tops the list in ATRI's survey of more than 4,000 trucking industry executives. The complete results were released at the 2010 Management Conference and Exhibition of the American Trucking Associations (ATA) meeting in...

2010-08-17 13:17:00

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Transportation Research Board (TRB) and the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) are hosting an International Conference on Commercial Driver Health and Wellness, November 8-10, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is part of the organizing committee for the conference. Conference topics will include commercial driver health risks, benefits...

2010-07-29 08:49:00

ARLINGTON, Va., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has updated the listing of state and local idling regulations found on its website, www.atri-online.org. The updated listing is provided in two forms: a cab card that can be downloaded and carried in the glove box of a truck and the online compendium that provides links to individual regulations. Three new idling regulations have been added to the listing. These include: A new...


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  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.