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What trucking issues weigh most heavily on your mind?

A trucking industry research organization wants to know.

The American Transportation Research Institute today launched its 2021 Top Industry Issues Survey. The annual survey asks trucking industry members to rank the top issues of concern for the industry along with potential strategies for addressing each issue.  

Now in its 17th year, ATRI’s annual analysis ranks the issues overall and provides details on where critical topics are ranked differently by motor carriers and professional drivers. The report also allows industry members to monitor issues over time to better understand which issues are rising, or falling, in criticality.  

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“Completing this survey only takes a few minutes, but its impact can be immeasurable," said ATA Chair Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Transportation Group. "The data ATRI provides will chart the course for the industry by providing a clear picture of the landscape we face."

Results of the 2021 survey will be released Oct. 24, as part of the American Trucking Associations Management Conference & Exhibition to be held in Nashville.  

Industry members are encouraged to complete the survey by clicking here. The survey will remain open through Oct. 15.

Overall top issues from last year's survey included:

  1. Driver shortage
  2. Driver compensation
  3. Parking
  4. Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  5. Insurance cost/availability
  6. Driver retention
  7. Tort reform
  8. Economy
  9. Detention/Delay at customer facilities
  10. Hours of service

ATRI's 2019 overall survey results showed the top 10 issues to be:

  1. Driver Shortage
  2. Hours of Service
  3. Driver Compensation
  4. Detention/Delay at Customer Facilities
  5. Truck Parking
  6. Driver Retention
  7. ELD Mandate
  8. Compliance, Safety, Accountability
  9. Transportation Infrastructure/Congestion/Funding
  10. The Economy