“ATRI’s 2019 Operational Costs research highlights the extent of the cost increases our industry experienced in 2018. Savvy carriers will continue to use this cost data as a benchmarking tool, and to better educate our customers on the financial and operating pressures our industry faces. The new 2019 report also gives us important explanations and hints on how to better manage the cost volatility we've been experiencing.”
Jerry Sigmon, Executive Vice President Cargo Transporters, Inc.
"ATRI’s Crash Predictor Model is a key input to our driver hiring and training practices. Safety is our first concern and by understanding how driver histories relate to future crash probability, we can develop targeted solutions for minimizing safety risks.” .
"ATRI’s real-time GPS data comes from more than a million trucks, allowing us to analyze freight flows, and so far in March, what we are seeing is an unprecedented level of truck movement. Not only are trucks continuing to move, but they are doing so at speeds well in excess of normal traffic patterns. Spaghetti Junction is typical of what we’ve seen across the country, especially in areas hit hard by the virus and subject to quarantines and lockdowns. As other traffic dissipates, trucks continue to move, delivering much-needed relief supplies to markets, hospitals, gas stations and other essential businesses.”
- Rebecca Brewster, President and Chief Operating Officer American Transportation Research Institute
“ATRI’s new detention research definitely helps us understand the full financial impact associated with detaining drivers. From a safety and economic perspective, this research gives the trucking industry new insight into how both carriers and drivers should implement driver detention strategies.”
"ATRI’s bottleneck analysis is an important tool for TDOT as we work to maximize the safety and efficiency of our transportation system, and ensure we are making the smartest investments possible. The additional capacity we are providing as part of the ongoing I-440 Reconstruction Project should improve the safety and reliability of this important corridor, which we know is critical to freight movement."
-Dan Pallme, Assistant Bureau Chief Freight & Logistics Tennessee Department of Transportation
"The pace of technology development in the autonomous truck sphere is moving at lightning speed. Our industry needs states to collaborate on seamless policies and regulations, and we need more proactive federal guidance on AT development. Government activities at all levels must be dynamic enough to address the constantly evolving technology landscape."
“It is clear from this research that highway funding mechanisms that return our tax investments to highways are far superior to tolling. We need greater oversight and transparency to ensure that the billions of dollars paid by our industry goes back into the roads and bridges that generate the revenue.”