Towing and Recovery Incentive Program (TRIP)

Georgia’s Towing and Recovery Incentive Program (TRIP) was implemented in metro Atlanta to facilitate improved management of large-scale commercial vehicle incidents. These large-scale incidents can significantly affect traffic in the region, causing long motorist delays, polluting the air, and creating safety hazards. TRIP encourages the quick, safe clearance of these incidents by paying performance incentives to highly-skilled, TRIP-certified towing and recovery companies for clearing wrecks within established clearance goals.

GEORGIA’S
TOWING AND RECOVERY INCENTIVE PROGRAM (TRIP)
REDUCING THE IMPACT OF COMMERCIAL VEHICLE INCIDENTS IN ATLANTA!

TRIP Event Time Savings

Incidents Info

Comparison of Average Time until Roadway Clearance was achieved for 2007 through 2018. All activation, arrival, notice to proceed and clearance time averages were rounded to the nearest minute.

2018 From 1/1/18 – 12/31/18: 271 TRIP activations of which 1 was not a TRIP incident and 12 were not completed. 258 TRIP incidents recorded. 49 fell outside of standard deviation. 209 TRIP incidents in above performance measures.

2017 From 1/1/17 – 12/31/17: 198 TRIP activations of which 1 was not a TRIP incident and 5 were not completed. 192 TRIP incidents recorded. 23 fell outside of standard deviation. 163 TRIP incidents in above performance measures.

2016 From 1/1/16 – 12/31/16: 129 TRIP activations of which 1 was not a TRIP incident and 3 were not completed. 125 TRIP incidents recorded. 6 fell outside of standard deviation. 119 TRIP incidents in above performance measures.

2015 From 1/1/15 – 12/31/15: 151 TRIP activations of which 3 were not TRIP incidents and 3 were not completed. 145 TRIP incidents recorded. 3 fell outside of standard deviation. 142 TRIP incidents in above performance measures.

Continued… 2014 From 1/1/14-12/31/14: 122 TRIP incidents occurred during calendar year 2014. Of the 122 incidents, 9 fell out of standard deviation. 108 TRIP incidents reflected in the performance measures.

2013 From 1/1/13-12/31/13: 112 TRIP incidents occurred during calendar year 2013. Of the 112 incidents, 94 fell within one standard deviation of the average.

2012 From 1/1/12-12/31/12: 91 TRIP incidents occurred during calendar year 2012. Of the 91 incidents, 87 fell within one standard deviation of the average.

2011 From 1/1/11-12/31/11: 49 TRIP incidents occurred during calendar year 2011. Of the 49 incidents, 41 fell within one standard deviation of the average.

2010 From 1/1/10-12/31/10: 33 TRIP incidents occurred during calendar year 2010. Of the 33 incidents, 23 fell within one standard deviation of the average.

2009 From 1/1/09-12/31/09: 51 TRIP incidents occurred during calendar year 2009. Of the 51 incidents, 41 fell within one standard deviation of the average.

2008 From 1/1/08-12/31/08: 59 TRIP incidents occurred of them 3 were disregarded due to inaccurate time keeping and 4 were disregarded because the incident was a roll out (a whole incident worth of data was not collected). This reduces the number of incidents to perform analysis on to 52 incidents. Of the 52 incidents only 46 of the incidents fell within one standard deviation of the average.

2007 From 1/1/07-9/12/07: 27 Potential TRIP incidents occurred. Of the 27 incidents only 21 of the incidents fell within one standard deviation of the average.

TRIP Application Process

Any towing/recovery companies that are interested in participating in TRIP must submit an application to the program managers according to the steps provided in the TRIP Application. Applications are accepted every two (2) years only beginning in November. Note the following schedule:

  • Open enrollment period starts:  November 1, 2019
  • Application Deadline:  November 29, 2019 at noon EST
  • Manager application review, company corrections, re-submittals (if necessary):  December, 2019
  • Manager inspections and route assignments:  January – March, 2020
  • Route Activations:  April 1, 2020

Click here to access the latest application.