When the American Transportation Research Institute published the results of their ATRI State Top Industry Issues survey earlier this month, we can’t say that we were all that surprised by the findings. Neither were our associates at the Rhode Island Trucking Association (RITA). After all, we’ve been helping to solve the very issues identified in the report longer than the survey has been conducted.
Now in its 15th year, the ATRI survey seeks to uncover issues of concern within the trucking industry by asking professionals within it. For the first time, due to an overwhelming response, the survey was customized for the state of Rhode Island.
Respondents conveyed as a group that they’d like to:
- “identify carrier best practices that mitigate insurance premium increases”
- “conduct an industry cost-benefit analysis on the newest safety technologies to better quantify the potential crash reductions and expected return-on-investment from deployment”
Also topping the survey results were the issues of:
- driver shortages
- electronic logging devices
- compliance, safety and accountability
Helping You Navigate the Road Ahead
If there’s one industry we know inside and out, it’s trucking and transportation. While we can’t address the issue of driver shortages or tolls, we certainly and gladly can help with insurance and safety. Our clients depend on us to keep them current with compliance and regulatory issues as well as training for their drivers, keeping an eye on current market conditions, and keeping costs down through risk management solutions. Give us a call and we’ll be glad to help you, too.