Top 10 Critical Issues in Trucking

By: Classadrivers.com

Last week, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released a list of the top ten issues currently impacting the North American Trucking Industry. They are as follows:

  1. Hours-of-Service
  2. Driver Shortage
  3. Compliance, Safety, and Accountability (CSA)
  4. Driver Retention
  5. Electronic Logging Device (ELD) Mandate
  6. Truck Parking
  7. Transportation/Infrastructure/Congestion/Funding
  8. Driver Health/Wellness
  9. Economy
  10. Driver Distraction

The survey was commissioned by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). Bill Graves , the ATA’s president and CEO Bill Graves spoke out on the results. He stated, "Our industry has always responded to these issues with determination and ATRI’s work gives us the information to decide where to focus our energies first and foremost.”

Both the ATA and ATRI hope to utilize the collected information to act as advocates for U.S. truck drivers and the industry as a whole.