Every year, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) surveys thousands of industry professionals — including carriers and drivers — to identify the top issues of concern. The results of this survey are a litmus test of the top trends in the industry for the upcoming year, and this year’s results are no different.
The ongoing driver shortage was voted the #1 issue for the second year in a row, which has also contributed to increased competition amongst carriers.
Other top concerns highlighted in the ATRI survey results include:
Truck parking availability
The ELD mandate and the Hours of Service rule
Additionally, the ATRI survey highlights some significant disparities between what carriers deem a top industry issue versus professional drivers. As the industry becomes more competitive, these gaps have become more important when it comes to addressing other concerns in the industry, including driver retention.
In this upcoming webinar hosted by DriverReach, ATRI President and COO Rebecca Brewster will discuss these differences in-depth to help carrier executives understand what matters to drivers and how to deliver driver-specific solutions to overcome these gaps.
Webinar: What Your Drivers Want You to Know
Date: Thursday, December 13th 2018
Time: 2:00 PM EST
During the webinar, you will learn how to:
Understand the top industry issues from the driver’s perspective
Utilize the latest research to work on behalf of your drivers to improve recruitment and retention
Close the gap between management and driver perspectives on the industry’s most pressing challenges
Be sure to register even if you can’t attend and we’ll send you the recording after the webinar concludes!
Meet the speakers:
Rebecca Brewster, President and COO, ATRI
Rebecca is the recipient of several awards including Fleet Owner magazine’s 2016 Dozen Outstanding Women in Trucking, the 2013 Influential Woman in Trucking award and the 2010 J.R. Bob Halladay award given by the 50 state trucking associations. She’s been with ATRI for over 20 years and is an expert in bridging the gap between industry concerns and real-world solutions.
Jeremy Reymer, Founder & CEO, DriverReach
As Founder and CEO of DriverReach, Jeremy is passionate and innovative in addressing today’s challenges with recruiting CDL drivers. Jeremy brings over 15 years of experience in the trucking industry as both the carrier and vendor, having led a small truckload operation as well as a regional CDL driver staffing company. As a member of ATA’s Workforce Development Committee and ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee, Jeremy is devoted to solving the industry’s greatest challenges. In 2016, Jeremy founded DriverReach, a modern driver recruiting management solution to address the ongoing driver shortage.