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New survey focuses on navigation system use by truck drivers

October 31, 2012

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Arlington, VA – The American Transportation Research Institute, the research arm of the American Trucking Associations, is encouraging commercial motor vehicle drivers and carriers to take a new confidential online survey on the use of navigation systems by drivers.

Navigation systems are becoming more common among truck drivers but may increase the risk of an incident if used incorrectly, according to an ATRI press release.

In a letter sent to Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood on Sept. 24, Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-NY) blamed GPS devices for an increase in low-bridge strikes by commercial trucks in New York state.

The survey is split into a carrier version and a driver version, and will be available online until mid-December, an ATRI spokesperson stated.

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