Truckers asked for rapid responses to survey on how COVID-19 is changing trucking

Two trucking groups are hoping for quick responses to the survey in the hopes that they can use the data generated to advocate for policy change

Two trucking groups are hoping for quick responses from drivers and other members of the trucking industry in completing a survey on the impact of Coronavirus on their operations.

The survey is being conducted by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) and the Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association Foundation (OOIDA Foundation).

The groups are asking for responses from both truck drivers and motor carrier staff on COVID-19 impacts like imited shipper access, changing distribution patterns and traffic-related issues.

The groups are hoping for quick responses to the survey in the hopes that they can use the data generated to advocate for policy change. “Our goal is to complete the data analysis as quickly as possible, as it can provide important guidance to public and private decision-makers.  The Covid-19 pandemic is a moving target, and we can’t afford to design policies and supply chains around guesswork,” said Dan Murray, Senior Vice President at ATRI.

“This survey will help us confirm what we know anecdotally,” said Tom Weakley, Director of the OOIDA Foundation, “that the trucking industry is leading the charge in responding to food and medicine shortages among other critical supplies. We need everyone’s input on this effort.”

You can click here to take the 20 question survey.