DOT: Waiting at loading docks increases crash rate, costs truck drivers over $1 billion per year

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today announced they’re seeking feedback on driver detention and its impact on carrier and driver operations.

The information gathered will be analyzed for the Institute’s Detention Time Impacts on Industry Safety and Productivity study.

ATRI is seeking carrier input to “evaluate the impact shippers and receivers may have on the industry’s safety and productivity.”

In addition, ATRI is analyzing safety and performance data through carrier case studies and “completing an analysis of its extensive truck position database to model the impact of driver delay on truck travel times at key distribution points around the country.”

Earlier this year, ARTI collected 600 responses from drivers on the impact of driver detention.

The online survey is available by clicking here. The survey will be open through early January 2015.