USDA Grain Transportation Report (12/15): ATRI Releases 2022 Top Industry Issues Report

According to today's USDA Grain Transportation Report, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has released its 18th annual Top Industry Issues report, which identifies the trucking industry’s most pressing concerns.

Survey participants included more than 4,200 trucking industry stakeholders, including motor carriers, truck drivers, industry suppliers, driver trainers, and law enforcement.

This year, the top five concerns (in descending order) were fuel prices, the driver shortage, truck parking, driver compensation, and the economy.

As the top industry concern, fuel price displaced the driver shortage, which had held the top spot for 5 years in a row.

Among driver respondents (47 percent of the survey sample), truck parking, fuel prices, and driver compensation were the top three concerns.

Among motor carriers (39 percent of the survey sample), the driver shortage, driver retention, and fuel prices were the top three concerns.

The full report is available here.