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Commercial Vehicle

Commercial Vehicle Surveys

Do you need to know how commercial vehicles travel in your community? ETC Institute will recruit a representative number of businesses with commercial vehicles in your travel-demand model area and collect their vehicles’ travel information. Typically this is done for one average day of travel, but can be extended to include additional travel days. In addition, ETC will collect business-related information from each business based on the project needs. When the project has concluded, your travel modelers will have a much better understanding of how various types of commercial vehicles travel in your community. This data is used for a variety of reasons including updating known travel patterns and the identification of investment opportunities.

ETC Institute’s data collection methods regarding these types of studies typically includes recruitment and surveying of businesses/commercial vehicles by:

  • Mail
  • Phone
  • Online
  • App
  • and in person…

ETC offers multiple ways of collecting trip information. Travel diaries for each commercial vehicle are collected over the phone or via mail. ETC can also collect GPS information for each commercial vehicle either using our own in-house designed app or by coming to the business location(s) where GPS units are installed in the commercial vehicles by ETC personnel. In the latter method, the GPS units are typically collected two days after the initial install date to ensure one full day of travel has been captured.

ETC has more than enough experience with these types of surveys and we are here to support you every step of the way. Travel modelers across the country can attest to the great work that ETC Institute will do to help you update your travel demand model.  To learn more, or to get references for these types of projects please contact us here today.