As part of its ongoing research on the role of trucking in national disasters, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is seeking trucking industry insights and past experiences with trucking operations during regional and national emergencies such as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita and the events of 9/11.
The stories collected will be integrated into case studies and ?best practices? to ensure that important issues and lessons-learned are incorporated into future emergency response and national disaster planning. The research is a top priority as identified by ATRI's Research Advisory Committee, and is intended to focus on the ability of trucking operations to deliver critical supplies, unobstructed, during national emergencies.
Other research outcomes include:
- Best Practices report on trucking during national emergencies
- Guidebook for government emergency planning and operations entities entitled Trucking as a First Responder
- Report on improving communications between government emergency response entities to ensure efficient trucking operations
The survey can be found at the following URL: http://www.truckline.com/emergencies. A fax version can be requested by calling Jeff Short at 770-432-0628.
ATRI intends to distribute the final research report in early 2008.
ATRI is the
trucking industry?s 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization.
It is engaged in critical research relating to freight
transportation?s essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and
efficient transportation system.