ATRI Studying Driver Employment Motivations

The American Transportation Research Institute is asking truck drivers to provide information on what drives them to be owner-operators, independent contractors or company drivers.

The research was identified by ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee as a top research priority in 2020.

Drivers are asked to provide input through an online data collection form by Sept. 17, 2021. All submitted data will be kept confidential and participants will receive an advance copy of the full report.

ATRI says the research will provide valuable insight into understanding how drivers could be impacted by legislative and regulatory actions that may impact the way in which drivers are classified.

“This ATRI data collection initiative will be critical to understanding why drivers choose the type of employment they do,” said Tom Weakley, OOIDA Foundation Director of Operations and a member of ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee. “The motivations behind these choices and their level of satisfaction are important for understanding what types of employment opportunities drivers are looking for and why.”

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