Member Survey Results

Thanks to the 142 ICSA members who completed our survey AND provided contact information so we can mail them an ICSA hat and other goodies!  Congratulations to the winner of the drawing for a $500 gift card, Marvil Rodney of Rodneys Freight LLC, Smyrna, Georgia! Here is a short summary of the results:

Survey Highlights:

  • More than half of respondents operate mostly either in the southeastern or southwestern regions of the country
  • Over 70% haul mostly general freight, followed by refrigerated freight at 15% as the second largest category
  • 50% operate dry vans, with just under 25% operating reefers and the remainder split almost equally between flatbeds, tankers and “other”
  • 52% of respondents were single-truck operators, 40% represented small fleets of less than six trucks and the rest were fleets with over six trucks

When asked to list all the main reasons they joined ICSA, members said:

  • Ability to participate in ICSA’s Risk Purchase Group insurance program (55%)
  • Free safety consulting and safety training (51%)
  • Timely bulletins on regulations, enforcement actions and other information affecting their businesses (35%)
  • Discounts on fuel, maintenance and other trucking business services (29%)
  • Variety of other reasons (15%) 

In addition, nearly 90% said they do not belong to any other trucking associations, while nearly 70% said they would or might be interested in free training on reducing distracted driving. Be watching for more information on this topic very soon.

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