The American Transportation Research Institute has called on drivers to weigh in on the negative impact predatory truck towing has on the trucking industry.
The ATRI issued a press release on Monday, November 28th requesting that truck drivers and motor carriers comment on predatory towing in the industry after identifying the issue as a top research priority earlier this year.
Data on the issue will be collected through a short survey. The survey will ask drivers and motor carriers about the types of predatory towing they encounter the most, what types of fees or delays they see as predatory, and in which states they have experienced predatory towing. The survey will also seek participants to answer more detailed questions surrounding the frequency of the towing and its impact on trucking operations.
“We all know that predatory towing is an issue, yet until now there has been no robust analysis on how, when, and where it happens or the impact of legislation designed to regulate these predatory practices,” said Shawn R. Brown, Cargo Transporters Vice President of Safety. “By participating in ATRI’s data-driven research, carriers will be helping to answer these questions and outline solutions.”
Truckers and motor carriers interested in completing the survey can find it here.