Van Operator Survey 2006

King of the Road: 2006 Atlas Survey of Van Operators King of the Road: 2006 Atlas Survey of Van Operators
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With 147 responses from Atlas Van Operators across the country, this year's "mostly scientific and nearly indispensable" results offer a unique perspective about life on the road with America's best relocation company.
(at least 32 states in the U.S. and two Canadian provinces are represented)

(147 respondents)
         12%   less than 1 year
  19%   1-3 years
  20%   4-6 years
  12%   7-9 years
  36%   10 years or more

 

 

(146 respondents)
         18%   less than 20 weeks
  11%   20 to 30 weeks
  34%   31 to 40 weeks
  37%   more than 40 weeks

 

(146 respondents)
         19%   less than 50,000
  36%   50,000 to 74,999
  21%   75,000 to 99,999
  24%   100,000 or more

 

(143 respondents - Exceeds 100% due to multiple responses)
         41%   Money/Miles
  34%   Driver respect
  20%   Advancement opportunities
         19%   Home time
  10%   Equipment
  7%   Local Agent/Agency
         5%   Family
  3%   Atlas people
  3%   Previous work with Atlas
         2%   Hauling/Shipment/Operating Policies
  2%   Recommendation/Refferal
  1%   Great Company
  14%   Other (Bigger Company, Faith in Atlas, Freedom, Comfortable, Ease of Transition, etc.)

 

(141 respondents - Exceeds 100% due to multiple responses)
         48%   Money/Miles
  47%   Driver respect
  26%   Advancement opportunities
         21%   Home time
  13%   Equipment
  2%   Atlas People
  2%   Great Company/Van Line
         1%   Local Agent/Agency
  6%   Would not recommend
  7%   Other (Make a Good Living, Freedom, Pack & Load Opportunities, etc.)

 

(146 respondents - Exceeds 100% due to multiple responses)
         99%   Cell phone
  62%   CB radio
  47%   Laptop
  34%   Internet/email
  11%   IdleAire
  2%   Blackberry/Treo/other similar device
  1%   Pager

 

(145 respondents)
         38%   Daily
  16%   2 to 3 times a week
  5%   Once a week
  6%   2 to 3 times a month
  34%   Never
  1%   Other (Rarely)

 

(118 respondents - top 3 responses)
         21%   I-70 in Colorado/Utah
  11%   I-90 in Idaho/Montana/Washington/Wyoming
  8%   HWY 101 in California/Oregon

 

 

 

(124 respondents - top 3 responses)
         27%   I-10 in Texas
  12%   I-70 in Kansas/Missouri
  6%   I-5 in California/I-10 in Arizona (tie)

 

(101 respondents - top 3 responses)
         15%   I-80 in Ohio
  9%   I-10 in Texas
  8%   I-40 in Arizona/New Mexico/Texas

 

(138 respondents - Exceeds 100% due to multiple responses)
         21.7%   Super 8
  20.0%   Best Western
  19.6%   Motel 6
  18.8%   Holiday Inn
  11.6%   Quality Inn
  8.7%   Red Roof Inn
  8.0%   Econolodge
  7.2%   Drury Inn
  7.2%   Sleep Inn
  7.2%   Days Inn
  5.1%   Microtel
  4.3%   Fairfield Inn
  3.6%   Hampton Inn
  3.6%   Own Truck/Tractor
  2.9%   Comfort Inn
  2.9%   America's Best Inns
  2.2%   Rodeway
  1.4%   Hillton
  3.6%   Other (Based on Price, Pets Allowed or Free Internet Access)

 

(136 respondents)
         21%   Tums
  19%   Rolaids
  9%   Pepcid AC
  7%   Mylanta
  7%   Pepto-Bismol
  4%   Zantac 75
  2%   Nexium
  1%   Prescription/RX
  28%   None/Don't use
  2%   Other (Baking soda, Milk)

 

(147 respondents - Exceeds 100% due to multiple responses)
         33%   Subway
  24%   Wendy's
  13%   Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)
  10%   Taco Bell
  10%   Arby's
  9%   McDonald's
  4%   Burger King
  2%   Hardee's
  1%   Popeye's
  3%   Other (Boston Market, Pizza Hut, Sonic Burger, Truck Stop)
  13%   I don't eat fast food - If I did, I would need all the antacids listed above!

 

(147 respondents - Exceeds 100% due to multiple responses)
         43%   Satellite Radio
  33%   Country
  32%   Classic 60s, 70s & 80s
  16%   Rock and Roll
  12%   National Public Radio or Talk Radio
  8%   Christian
  4%   Jazz
  2%   Classical
  2%   News/Sports
  1%   Nostalgia (Sinatra, Tony Bennett, etc.)
  1%   iPod/MP3 Player
  1%   R & B
  1%   Blues
  1%   Books on Tape
  3%   Other (Dance, DVD's, Elvis Channel (Sirius), Oldies)

 

If you chose Satalite Radio above, please indicate what provider you use:
(62 respondents - Exceeds 100% due to multiple responses)
         55%   XM
  47%   Sirius
  2%   Other

 

(142 respondents - Exceeds 100% due to multiple responses)
         32%   Kenworth
  21%   Peterbilt
  19%   Freightliner
  18%   Volvo
  5%   International
  4%   Western Star
  1%   Mack
  1%   Navistar
  5%   Don't know/All the same
  1%   Other (John Deere)

 

(110 respondents - some of the more interesting items below!)
         22 ATV's (From muddy field)
  3-Mile Island nuclear power plant scale model
  40' trailer worth of candy wrappings
  40-piece English antique bar
  6500 lbs of cement yard statues
  8 ft. warrior
  9 ft. hand carved wooden giraffe
  A tumbleweed
  Aircraft mockups
  Allison farm tractor (60's model)
  Antique fire truck
  Chicken huts
  Children's museum display with giant worm
  Elf for Christmas display
  Giant, fully lighted fish pond
  Grover Cleveland's horse
  Jet airplanes
  King Tut's treasure exhibit
  Kitchen sink
  Lucy the T-Rex Dinosaur
  Merry-go-round horse
  MGM sign
  Playhouse (8' x 8' x 8')
  RMS Titanic hull piece
  Robotic dinosaurs
  Stage coach
  Stuffed animals (trailer load)
  The Harry Potter train
  Tree trunk - 14' long, 5 1/2' diameter
  Trophy deer, moose, elk & antelope heads and 15 to 20 full bears
  Wildlife display
  Worlds largest clothes iron collection

 

(146 respondents)
         47%   Shell Rotella
  31%   Mobil Delvac
  14%   Chevron Delo
  4%   Penzoil
  1%   Kendall
  1%   Castrol
  1%   Valvoline
  0%   Havoline
  3%   Other (Cat, Mobil 1, Royal Purple, Schaeffer)

 

(144 respondents - Exceeds 100% due to multiple responses)
         43%   Petro
  38%   Flying J
  13%   Pilot
  12%   TA (Truckstops of America)
  5%   Love's
  1%   AmBest
  1%   Other (Any Independent)

 

(145 respondents)
         34%   Once or twice
  28%   3 to 10 times
  21%   More than 10 times
  17%   I have never aided another motorist

 

(118 respondents - top three states)
         25%   Florida
  24%   Ohio
  7%   Texas

 

(147 respondents)
         37%   Leaded (cream and sugar)
  28%   Regular (black)
  19%   Don't drink coffee
  10%   Premium (cream only)
  6%   High Test (sugar only)

 

(146 respondents - Exceeds 100% due to multiple responses)
         54%   Hang out with family/friends
  17%   Have a relaxing dinner
  16%   Go hunting or fishing
  12%   No contest...sleep!
  9%   Go to a movie
  8%   Go to a sporting event
  5%   Motorcycling
  4%   Golf
  3%   Work on/restore/build vehicles
  2%   Work on/around the house
  2%   Play/record music
  2%   Watch TV
  20%   Other (Hiking, Biking, Camping, Boating/Sailing, Computers, Beach Time, Relax at Home, Read, Cook, Gamble/Play Poker, Karate, RC Aircraft, Horseback Riding, Skiing, Scuba Diving, Wood and Metal Working, Dirt Biking, Drag Racing, Off-Roading, etc.)

 

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