Truck driver environmental and energy attitudes - an exploratory analysis

In recent years, US federal and state regulators have developed policies and programs designed to encourage tractor-trailer drivers to reduce engine idling as a way to cut down on diesel emissions and fuel consumption. It has proven difficult, however, to target education and outreach to truck drivers, partially because little is known about them. Based on a nationwide interview survey of over 350 drivers, the link between drivers' environmental and energy attitudes and their adoption of idle-reduction measures is examined. Cluster analysis shows that truckers with some college and with college completion consistently expressed agreement with pro-environmental statements. A logit model indicates that concerns over fuel consumption, resource depletion, and cost are associated with an interest in idle-reduction alternatives among owner-operators, but not with purchases. Costs of technology and fuel are the driving considerations affecting the adoption of idle-reduction strategies.


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  • Accession Number: 01103524
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 29 2008 4:03PM