ATA seeking carriers’ input on industry’s safety investments

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Updated Jul 29, 2015

The American Trucking Associations is seeking input from motor carriers about investments into safety made by the trucking industry.

The 2015 Safety Expenditure Study is open to all for-hire and private motor carriers – regardless of their membership in ATA – and addresses the investments made around drug testing, driver safety incentives, training, onboard safety technology, safety personnel compensation and consulting fees.

“Last year, we conservatively estimated that trucking spends $7 billion annually on safety, even though we believe the true number is much higher,” said ATA Executive Vice President Dave Osiecki. “So, today, we are asking carriers of all sizes and types to please take part in a brief survey so we can develop a more accurate figure.

ATA President and CEO Bill Graves said information on how much the industry invests in safety and how that money is spent will help ATA and policymakers.

Carriers that complete the survey will receive a complimentary benchmarking guide based on the survey’s findings and an invitation to an exclusive webinar on the survey’s findings. Click here to complete the survey.

Surveys must be completed by Friday, Aug. 14.