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New Research Finds Association Membership Increases Motor Carrier Safety

New research from the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) statistically corroborates that motor carriers active in state and national membership associations are safer than former association members and carriers who have never been association members.

The research compared motor carrier MCMIS crash and violation data for trucking fleets with either Current, Former or Never membership status.  Carrier status data came from a geographically representative sample of state trucking associations and the American Trucking Associations.

“At IFDA, we see every day how dedicated our member companies are to safety – for their employees, for their customers, and for everyone else on the road,” said Mark S. Allen, President and CEO of IFDA. “As the trade association for the foodservice distribution industry, it’s been our mission to provide our members with the education, resources, and strategies they need to keep their safety programs top-notch.”

A copy of the full report is available by clicking here.