2021: ATRI Top 10 Critical Issue Survey



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  • Jan 3, 2022

Each year the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) conducts a study in regards to “Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry.” This survey is taken from both the carriers as well as the drivers.  Each respective party were asked to rank their top 3 choices out of 30 critical issues. The results from this study are:

 

TOP 10 OVER ALL ISSUES

  • Driver Shortage
  • Driver retention
  • Driver compensation
  • Lawsuit abuse reform
  • Truck Parking
  • FMCSA’s Compliance program (CSA)
  • Driver detention and delay
  • Infrastructure/congesting/funding
  • Insurance cost/availability
  • Diesel technician shortage

 

TOP 10 Issues from reported by the Carrier

  • Driver shortage
  • Driver retention
  • Lawsuit abuse reform
  • FMCSA’s Compliance program (CSA)
  • Driver compensation
  • Insurance cost/availability
  • Diesel technician shortage
  • Transportation infrastructure/congestion/funding
  • Driver distraction
  • Detention/delay at customer facilities

 

TOP 10 Issues reported by Drivers

  • Driver compensation; Truck parking (tie)
  • Detention/delay at customer facility
  • Fuel prices
  • Driver training standards
  • Hours-of-service rules
  • ELD Mandate
  • Driver distraction
  • Transportation infrastructure/congestion/funding
  • Speed limits

 

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