10.6 PPT2 - CriticalIssuesintheTruckingIndustry 2010

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Critical Issues in the Trucking Industry— 2010   ATRI, part of the American Trucking Associations  Federation, is a not-for-profit research trust  headquartered in Arlington, VA. Its mission is to  “conduct research in the field of transportation,  with an emphasis on the trucking industry's  essential role in a safe, efficient, and viable  transportation system.” 
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Goal of the Report In reflecting on ATRI’s work, Bill Graves, ATA  president and CEO notes that, "On every  legislative and regulatory topic, issues come and  go so quickly today. If we're not at the table with  sound, science-based information and a common  sense plan of action, then we're going to get left  behind, and saddled with solutions that have no  bearing on moving America's freight safely and  efficiently." 
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Top 10 Challenges for the  Trucking Industry Not to be mistaken for David Letterman’s  Top 10 List.
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Number 10 Truck Size and Weight Truck size and weight flexibility is seen as a potential  solution to congestion problems, environmental  issues, and may even lessen a looming driver  shortage.  With those benefits in mind, there is interest by the  trucking industry, shippers and many  environmentalists to revise size and weight limitations  imposed by the federal government in 1991. 
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Size and Weight  Studies are currently underway in the United States  and Canada to understand the impacts of higher  productivity (longer and heavier) vehicles.
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Number 9 Environmental Issues The continued propagation of anti-idling regulations,  federal and state equipment mandates, and the  ongoing debate on carbon taxing has many industry  stakeholders worried that costs associated with  compliance will greatly outweigh expected benefits.  The abundance of existing and proposed regulations 
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10.6 PPT2 - CriticalIssuesintheTruckingIndustry 2010

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