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ATA survey to study truck fires

The American Trucking Associations (ATA) is seeking help from Technology and Maintenance Council members, trucking operators, and fleet managers nationwide to participate in a survey to better understand the apparent increase in truck fires.

During the last few meetings of ATA’s Technology and Engineering Policy Committee and the committee's Technical Advisory Group, members have expressed concern that the incidence of truck fires is growing. Some attribute this phenomenon to the increased emissions requirements that are raising operating temperatures. Others speculate that a contributing cause is the increased use of accessories especially those with sleeper cabs, such as televisions, computers, microwave ovens, heating and cooling devices, auxiliary power units, and battery packs .

Survey responses will be kept confidential and only aggregate data will be shared. The link to the online survey can be found at

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