Trucking Industry: 2016 Top Issues Survey

Let your voice be heard. Survey Topics

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is looking for industry feedback via a survey of critical issues in the trucking community. The survey continues to serve as a unique and vital tool for the trucking industry.  Just a few minutes of your time will provide valuable information to industry stakeholders who are working to ensure the long-term health of our industry.

The annual survey asks industry stakeholders to rank the top issues of concern for trucking, along with strategies for addressing the issues.

“With your participation, we can speak with a collective industry voice on the issues most important to us.” said ATA Chairman Pat Thomas, senior vice president, state government affairs for UPS. 

Topics of critical industry issues are:

  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Fuel Supply/Fuel Prices
  • Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA)
  • Hours-of-Service (HOS)
  • Cumulative Economic Impacts of Trucking Regulations on the Industry
  • Independent Contractor Status
  • Cyber Security
  • Natural Gas in Trucking
  • Driver Distraction
  • Redundant Background Checks and Credentials
  • Driver Health and Wellness
  • Roadside Inspection Efficacy
  • Driver Retention
  • Sleep Apnea Rulemaking
  • Driver Shortage
  • Technician Shortage
  • Economy
  • Tolls and Creative Financing
  • Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate
  • Tort Reform
  • Federal Preemption of State Regulation of Interstate Trucking (also known as F4A)
  • Transportation Infrastructure/ Congestion/ Funding
  • Federal Tax Reform
  • Truck Parking
  • FMCSA Mission
  • Truck Size and Weight
  • Food Transportation Safety
  • Truck Security/Cargo Theft
  • Fuel Economy Standards for Trucks

The results of this year’s survey will be released at the ATA Annual Management Conference and Exhibition Oct. 1-4 in Las Vegas.

The survey can be completed online here, or printed out and faxed or emailed here.