Recently, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released its 18th Annual Top Industry Issues Report. This year, the cost of fuel was ranked as the top industry concern, replacing the ongoing driver shortage which had led the list for the last five years.
The ATRI is the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization. More than 4,200 trucking industry professionals participated in the survey – the highest total on record for the survey. Nearly half of the respondents were truck drivers and 39% were motor carrier executives. For the drivers, the main concerns were truck parking, fuel prices and driver compensation, while the top concerns for executives were the driver shortage, driver retention and fuel prices.
According to the ATRI, these are the trucking industry’s biggest concerns for 2022:
- Fuel prices
- Driver shortage
- Truck parking
- Driver compensation
- Driver retention
- Speed limiters
- Lawsuit abuse reform
Although there are a wide array of challenges facing the trucking industry, HDVI has the tools and resources your fleet needs to stay ahead of the game.
The cost of fuel skyrocketed to the top of the list of industry concerns this year, after not appearing on the list for nearly a decade.
Record-high diesel costs this year have impacted fleets of all sizes, and many are looking for ways to cut costs. Year-over-year fuel cost increases of over 35% present significant hurdles for owner-operators.
While HDVI can’t set fuel prices, our tools and resources can help you operate a more efficient and safer fleet. Using telematics and camera data, HDVI’s Fleet Services Representatives provide insights into driver behavior and work with your team to identify ways to reduce costs.
Driver shortage, compensation & retention
Finding and keeping safe drivers has been a longtime struggle for fleets. There are many issues that contribute to the driver shortage.
To help keep your drivers happy and reward them for safe driving behaviors, HDVI offers the Driver+ app. Through the app, your drivers can receive valuable safety information as they measure their performance against the rest of the fleet.
Fleets using the Driver+ app as part of their driver rewards program have reported increases in driver engagement and improved safety scores across the board.
Compliance, Safety, Accountability (CSA), the FMCSA’s safety measurement system, remains a concern for the industry. While there have been recommendations to improve CSA scoring, these have not been implemented yet.
Until they are, HDVI’s unparalleled solution gives the data and support you need to improve your CSA scores – and save you money in the process.
HDVI’s Shift® is the first dynamically priced insurance product for the commercial trucking industry. Shift uses your telematics data to create a real-time risk assessment. Our Fleet Portal and Dashboards provide actionable insights you can use to improve safety and operations. As your safety improves, your monthly premiums decrease.
Contact us today to learn more about how HDVI can help your fleet or to connect with an Agent in your area.