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ATA Safety Investment Study


The trucking industry invests at least $9.5 billion annually in safety, according to a first-of-its-kind study just released by the American Trucking Associations. The ATA Safety Investment Study measures how much the industry spent in 2014 on safety, including technologies, training, and staff. This study can be used by fleets to benchmark against their safety investments.

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The ATA Safety Investment Study is broken into four main areas of investment: 

1.            Driver Safety Training

2.            Compliance with Safety Regulations, such as motor vehicle record checks and drug tests

3.            On-Board Safety Technology, such as electronic logging devices, collision avoidance systems, stability control technologies, and video event recorders

4.            Safety Incentive Pay, such as bonuses, awards, and recognition items


The study provides mean and median data for numerous measures in each of these four areas for all trucking companies participating and another section for for-hire truckload carriers only. Most data is reported as cost per driver and cost per truck. Examples of categories of include:


·         Motor Vehicle Record Checks

·         Driver Drug Testing

·         Employee Driver Safety Incentives

·         Driver Medical Programs

·         On-Board Safety Technology

·         Back-Office Safety Compliance Technology

·         Maintenance

·         Employee Driver Safety Training

·         Safety Staff and Consultants

·         Independent Contractor Safety Incentives

·         Hazardous Materials

·         Miscellaneous

·         Total 2014 Safety Investment

IMPORTANT NOTE:  ALL PDF SALES ARE FINAL.  Report is not printable from PDF.