Apply for Password

Forgot your password?
Hot Mix Asphalt - Your Best Value
National Driver Survey Reveals Need to Focus on Drivability

The national survey found that drivers prefer well-maintained, safe, and smooth roadways; moreover they understand these qualities require periodic maintenance and financial investment.

The survey of 3,085 drivers and commercial truck drivers comes as Congress faces reauthorization of U.S. transportation and infrastructure funding this fall and a looming revenue shortfall for the Federal Highway Trust Fund this summer.

Specifically, the survey revealed the following driver and commercial trucker roadway preferences:

Eighty-four percent of drivers and 73 percent of commercial truckers want well-maintained roads without the inconvenience of roadway shutdowns by having maintenance performed during off-peak hours and the road open for rush hour.

Most drivers, 69 percent, said they are willing to accept periodic maintenance delays if it means they get to enjoy a smooth driving experience. Smooth, well-maintained roads are more comfortable for drivers; they also cause less wear-and-tear on vehicles, reducing operating costs.  To view the additional findings click here.

 “These results emphasize the need to increase investment in our nation’s aging infrastructure and to put a greater emphasis on ensuring a consistent level of drivability for road users,” said Mike Acott, President of the National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA).

Peter Grass, President of the Asphalt Institute stated, “Asphalt pavements offer the affordability, ease of construction, ease of maintenance, and structural longevity necessary to meet public demands for smooth pavements with a high level of drivability.”

Smooth pavements result in lower fuel consumption and reduced wear and tear on vehicles. With long-life Perpetual Pavement designs, asphalt roads can be built with a structure that lasts many decades with only periodic surface renewal and maintenance, making it an ideal choice for drivers, engineers, and U.S. roadways.

APA partnered with Edelman Berland to survey 3,085 drivers, including commercial truckers, from eight regions throughout the U.S. For more information on Asphalt Pavement Performance, visit


Subscribe to RSS  

APAM NEWS February Issue

Paving Conference April 21-22, 2015

More >>

Friday, February 20, 2015

NAPA January / February 2015 Issue Asphalt Pavement

Check out Page 24 for info on PaveXpress Software

More >>

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

December News

Paving Awards Highlights!

More >>

Monday, January 05, 2015

APAM November News

Note the Annual Asphalt Paving Conference Date Change!

More >>

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

November / December Issue Asphalt Pavement (NAPA Magazine)

Check out Page 32 for the article on "Nighttime Work Zone Lighting"

More >>

Monday, November 17, 2014

APAM Events and Happenings

2015 Local Road Workshops
"March 2015" 8 Locations

Draft Agenda

2015 Paving Conference
April 21-22, 2015

Registration Form
Sponsorship Form

Exhibitor Info
Floor Plan
Exhibit Contract
Exhibitor Registration

Check back for updates!

Paving Conference Sponsors:

Reception Sponsor :
AIS Construction Equipment

Platunum Sponsors:
Alta Equipment Company
Bit-Mat Products of Michigan
Marathon Petroleum Company
Michigan CAT

Other Conferences and Events

NAPA Events
World of Asphalt
Show & Conference
The Baltimore Conference Center
March 17-19, 2015
Baltimore, MD


Copyright © 2008 - Asphalt Pavement Association of Michigan
2937 Atrium Drive, Suite 202, Okemos, MI 48864
517-323-7800 | 800-292-5959 | fax: 517-323-6505
website by Vieth Consulting