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The Driver & The Job

What is the best part of being a van operator?
(360 respondents - Exceeds 100% due to multiple responses)
61%
Meeting/Working with People Across the Country
61%
Freedom of the Highway (Not Working in an Office)
56%
Entrepreneurship (Run Own Business)
23%
Being a Part of the Trucking Community
8%
Other (traveling, helping families, driving, etc.)
How long have you been a van operator with Atlas?
(361 respondents)
14%
Less than 1 year
27%
1-3 years
16%
4-6 years
8%
7-9 years
10%
10-15 years
25%
16+ years or more
How many weeks per year do you spend on the road?
(360 respondents)
21%
Less than 20 weeks
21%
20-30 weeks
28%
31-40 weeks
31%
More than 40 weeks
How many miles per year do you normally drive your truck?
(361 respondents)
20%
Less than 50,000
40%
50,000-74,999
24%
75,000-99,999
10%
100,000-124,999
6%
125,000 or more
On average, how many miles do your trips run?
(361 respondents)
15%
0-400 miles
27%
401-1000 miles
21%
1001-1500 miles
16%
1501-2000 miles
22%
2000+ miles
Why did you choose to join Atlas as a van operator?
(361 respondents - Exceeds 100% due to multiple responses)
48%
Atlas Agency
38%
Family/Friend Influence
37%
Company Reputation
27%
Driver Respect
25%
Money/Miles
23%
Referral/Recommendation
17%
Home Time
14%
Equipment
10%
Advancement Opportunities
13%
Other (customer service, variety of loads, freight types, etc.)
What is your level of satisfaction with being an Atlas van operator?
(356 respondents)
49%
Extremely satisfied – I love my job!
37%
Reasonably Satisfied – life’s good!
10%
Somewhat satisfied – Okay overall.
3%
Could be better.
How likely are you to recommend joining Atlas to friends or colleagues on the road?
(359 respondents)
91%
Very Likely
6%
Somewhat Likely
3%
Not Likely
What are you doing to be more eco-friendly while on the road?
(352 respondents - Exceeds 100% due to multiple responses)
53%
Limiting unnecessary idling
39%
Use Prepass/EZ Pass/Best Pass
31%
Use reusable grocery bags
30%
Use reusable drink containers
29%
Recycle aluminum, glass and plastic containers
23%
Use APU
22%
Taking advantage of hotel conservation programs like reusing towels
19%
Buying organic or locally grown foods
19%
Use generator
19%
Use driver assist apps
14%
Use Biodiesel fuels
10%
Use aerodynamic skirts
3%
Use IdleAir or other TSE
3%
Hypermiling/eco-driving
2%
Use battery operated HVAC (i.e. ParkSmart, etc.)
4%
Other (driving best mileage speeds, etc.)
Okay, you're finally off the road. What's your favorite pastime when you're not working?
(356 respondents - Exceeds 100% due to multiple responses)
72%
Hang out with family/friends
40%
Have a relaxing dinner
31%
Go on vacation
28%
Go hunting or fishing
24%
Spend time on a favorite hobby
20%
Go to a sporting event
19%
No contest...sleep!
17%
Go to a movie
13%
Other (ride motorcycle, attend concerts, do honey-do lists/maintenance/work around house/yard, relax at home, play poker, go to gym, coach softball, etc.)
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