Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Operational Cost of Trucking Down 9.3%, ATRI Finds

Trucks (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Costs associated with trucking operations have decreased, according to the American Transportation Research Institute.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 24, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Logistics, Autonomous

ATRI Opens Annual Top Industry Issues Survey

Truck Parking Truck parking is a common concern noted on ATRI's survey. (Lorrie Grant/Transport Topics)

The American Transportation Research Institute has opened its annual survey asking trucking industry representatives to identify major industrywide issues.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 8, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Nuclear Jury Awards Against Truckers on the Rise, ATRI Study Shows

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In the past five years there were nearly 300 court cases resulting in jury verdicts over $1 million against trucking fleets, according to a new American Transportation Research Institute analysis made public on June 23.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
June 24, 2020
Government, Business, Safety

Small Settlements’ Impact Tops ATRI’s Research Priorities List

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The American Transportation Research Institute’s recently announced list of research priorities for 2020 includes several key trucking industry issues, ranging from legal settlements to vehicle-miles-traveled taxes.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 13, 2020
Government, Business, Safety, Logistics

ATRI Survey Reflects Drop in Congestion, Haul Length

Vehicles on a highway The research found that fewer passenger vehicles on the road, a result of dozens of statewide stay-at-home orders, eased congestion. Some 87% of the respondents indicated shorter congestion-related delays. (Tomas Sereda/Getty Images)

Lighter traffic congestion and shorter hauls are some of the outcomes from the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on trucking operations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
May 5, 2020
Business, Safety, Logistics

ATRI Coronavirus Study Shows Truck Activity Spike, Dip in Six States

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Although trucking activity spiked across six states during the coronavirus pandemic’s early days, a recent analysis from the American Transportation Research Institute indicates that such freight activity has declined.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
April 23, 2020
Business, Safety

Partnership Formed to Get Masks, Hand Sanitizer to Drivers

driver wearing mask A fuel delivery truck driver wears a face mask as he delivers gasoline at night in Los Angeles. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

A coalition of trucking industry groups recently distributed 4,000 free face masks to small trucking firms whose drivers are delivering goods amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
April 16, 2020
Business, Safety

ATRI, OOIDA Partner on COVID-19 Impact Study

Parking Trucks parked at a North Carolina Travel Centers of America. Parking is included in the survey. (Travel Centers of America)

The American Transportation Research Institute and the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association Foundation are partnering to conduct a study on COVID-19’s impact on trucking operations.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2020
Business, Logistics, TCA

With Rush Hour Traffic Gone, Truck Drivers Speed Deliveries

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Truck drivers have faced a number of hurdles in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. But lately, traffic hasn’t been one of them.

Eric Anderson | Times Union (Albany, N.Y.)
March 25, 2020

Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks: 2020 ATRI Ranking Has Familiar Chokepoints

View of traffic congestion at the interchange of I-95 S.R. 4 in Fort Lee, N.J. Congestion at the I-95, S.R. 4 interchange in Fort Lee, N.J., via

This is one ranking where you probably don't want to repeat as champion, but for the second year in a row, the approach to the George Washington Bridge heading into New York from the New Jersey side of the Hudson River is being cited as the nation's worst truck bottleneck.

Eugene Mulero | Senior Reporter
February 19, 2020