New Research Reveals Truck Driver Concerns with CSA

August 10, 2011
Contact: Rebecca Brewster


Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today released a report detailing the extent to which CSA has exerted an influence on the daily lives of commercial drivers.  ATRI’s report also describes and analyzes driver attitudes toward and comprehension of FMCSA’s new regulatory program, based on survey data collected from 4,555 U.S. truck drivers.

While findings reveal that truck drivers continue to have myriad concerns related to CSA, ATRI discovered that drivers may not have a solid understanding of what CSA is and does.  Among the findings, over 77 percent of drivers incorrectly believe that a trucking company inherits past violations from new hires.  Job security concerns still exist, with nearly two-thirds of drivers somewhat or extremely concerned that they will lose their jobs as a result of CSA. 

These areas are explored in full depth, and recommendations are presented for enhancing driver knowledge and support through multiple training and education sessions, as well as other sources of familiarization.

“ATRI’s study clearly points out that motor carriers, state trucking associations and FMCSA collectively need to do more to educate drivers about CSA and what it does and doesn’t mean for their jobs,” commented Ed Crowell, Georgia Motor Trucking Association President and CEO.

ATRI currently has a similar motor carrier survey underway which can be accessed online at ATRI’s website.

To obtain a copy of the ATRI CSA Driver Survey Report, visit

ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization. It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation’s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.

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