The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has launched a study to better understand the motivating factors for being an owner-operator, independent contractor, or company driver.

Drivers are asked to provide input through an online data collection form that measures what job-related factors contributed to becoming an owner-operator, independent contractor, or company driver and whether those expectations have been met.

“This ATRI data collection initiative will be critical to understanding why drivers choose the type of employment they do,” said Tom Weakley, OOIDA Foundation Director of Operations and a member of ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee.

“The motivations behind these choices and their level of satisfaction are important for understanding what types of employment opportunities drivers are looking for and why.”

The research was identified by ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee as a top research priority in 2020.