ARLINGTON, Va., July 22, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the American Trucking Associations launched a survey to determine how much the trucking industry invests in ensuring the nation's highways are safe.
"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."
"Safety is our industry's and our association's highest priority," said ATA President and CEO Bill Graves. "Information on how much trucking invests in safety and what it spends that money on will be invaluable for ATA and for policymakers as they set our industry's course for the future."
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.
Carriers can take the survey here at http://trck.ng/safetystudy, and those that do will receive a complimentary benchmarking guide based on the survey's findings and an invitation to an exclusive webinar on the survey's findings.
Surveys must be completed by August 14.
American Trucking Associations is the largest national trade association for the trucking industry. Through a federation of 50 affiliated state trucking associations and industry-related conferences and councils, ATA is the voice of the industry America depends on most to move our nation's freight. Follow ATA on Twitter or on Facebook. Trucking Moves America Forward
SOURCE American Trucking Associations