ATRI has launched a new survey that explores the use of navigation systems by commercial drivers. This brief online survey, seeks both commercial driver and motor carrier input, and will capture information on the attitudes of both groups toward navigation systems including perceived benefits and risks.
CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ATRI PAGE AND TAKE SURVEY (opens a new window) [http://atri-online.org/2012/10/24/methods-for-providing-directions-to-drivers-survey/]
From an ATRI Press Release:
“While navigation systems are becoming increasingly commonplace in the nation’s commercial vehicles, the impact that these devices have on driver behavior, decision making and safety is not fully understood. There is mounting anecdotal evidence that GPS navigation units are being blamed for large truck crashes where “bridge strikes” and other crashes in which the truck driver was using a navigation system designed for passenger vehicles have been high profile events.”
It seems like a very valuable survey based on recent (and not so recent) crash reports. Perhaps it would be very wise to participate so that you can contribute to their research so that their findings include your perspective/experience!