The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), the trucking industry’s not-for-profit research organization, is studying the role of younger employees in the industry.  ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee (RAC) identified this research as a top industry priority to better understand how carriers are utilizing young employees and responding to the DRIVE-Safe Act.  This survey seeks motor carrier input on employment, training, and retention practices for young adults in the trucking industry, with a particular focus on young adults working as CDL truck drivers. 

All survey responses will be kept completely confidential.  Personal, organizational, and/or financial information reported to ATRI is never released for public use under any circumstances.  The final report will only present findings from this survey in an aggregated, anonymized format.  

If you have questions about this research, please contact Alex Leslie at or 651-641-6162 x2.