ATRI asking fleets to share ELD data to create database for research

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The American Transportation Research Institute, a non-profit research arm of the American Trucking Associations, announced Wednesday it is looking for fleets to share logging data from their electronic logging devices in hopes of creating an ELD database.

The group says the data will be kept anonymous.

ATRI says it would “collect and warehouse” the data as a means to conduct research and add “scientifically valid analysis” to studies it undertakes.

“The new data generated by ELDs can provide a wealth of insight and research support to our industry,” said Andrew Boyle, Co-President of Boyle Transportation and ATRI Board Member. “But we clearly need a trusted third-party facilitator to manage and monitor how the information is used. ATRI is uniquely suited to serve that role. In the right context, ELDs can provide the real-world data needed to guide future regulations and initiatives.”

To learn how to participate in the clearinghouse by providing ELD data, visit this link.

ATRI will also host a webinar next month with more information on how to participate.