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
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

FMCSA Representatives Provide Updates on Datasets, Projects

Olu Ajayi, FMCSA Analysis & Information program manager Olu Ajayi, FMCSA Analysis & Information program manager, said registration data should be available within the next month. (Eleanor Lamb/Transport Topics)

WASHINGTON — The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is preparing to make trucking industry registration data available through its Analysis & Information Online repository.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

ATRI Calls on Feds to Step Up AV Policy Efforts

Autonomous concept Autonomous truck concept by Getty Images

The federal government needs to do more to establish a comprehensive policy regarding autonomous vehicle technology in the trucking industry, according to the latest research from the American Transportation Research Institute.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
January 14, 2020
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Operational Cost of Trucking Up 7.7%, ATRI Report Says

Truck on the road in Oregon According to ATRI, the average marginal cost per mile incurred by motor carriers in 2018 rose to $1.82, marking a 7.7% increase from 2017. (Getty Images)

The costs associated with trucking have increased substantially, according to a new report from the American Transportation Research Institute.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Driver Detention Time Creeps Upward

Loading dock with trucks and blue sky Trucks sit at a loading dock. The softer freight market is helping to increase driver retention time, according to Jim Fields, chief operating officer at Pitt Ohio. (Getty Images)

After improving in 2018, it appears as though driver detention time has increased recently, with many shippers falling back into habits that delay trucks at their docks and push up dwell times.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
October 28, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

ATRI Opens Industry Issues Survey

Industry Survey Traffic on the road in Miami. (Wikicommons)

The American Transportation Research Institute is accepting comments and concerns from trucking industry representatives.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

ATRI Calls for Operational Cost Data From Fleets

ATRI Getty Images

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for for-hire motor carriers to participate in the annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report.

April 24, 2019