The American Transportation Research Institute is requesting information from motor carriers to assess the impact of e-commerce on the trucking industry.
ATRI created an online questionnaire to learn how the emergence of e-commerce has changed industry business models and operations.
The questionnaire asks the number and percentage of a truck fleet’s trips were involved in e-commerce and related details.
“The results of this data collection, combined with an extensive analysis of emerging e-commerce trends, will yield quantifiable insight into how the trucking industry has adapted to growing e-commerce activity,” according to an ATRI statement. “This research will provide carriers with an understanding of how the industry has responded to these structural shifts in the relationships between consumers, businesses, and logistics.”
Motor carriers are asked to respond to the survey by April 6.
Those who submit completed surveys by the deadline will be entered in a raffle to win one of five $100 gift cards and will receive an advance copy of the report.
ATRI said the survey’s results will be available later this year.