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.

TRIP

Georgia's 
Towing and Recovery Incentive Program (TRIP)
Reducing the impact of commercial vehicle incidents in Atlanta!

TRIP Event Time Savings
 
 
 
Figure 1: Comparison of Average Time until Roadway Clearance was achieved for 2007 through 2014.
-Note all activation, arrival, notice to proceed, and clearance time averages were rounded to the nearest minute.

 
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Applications (TRIP Specifications - Appendix A).  Applications will be accepted every two (2) years only beginning in November. Note the following schedule:

  • Open enrollment period starts:  November 1, 2015
  • Application Deadline:  November 30, 2015
  • Manager application review, company corrections, re-submittals (if necessary):  December 2015
  • Manager inspections:  January - February 2016
  • Route Negotiations:  March 2016
  • Route Activations:  April 1, 2016

Click here to access the latest application and supporting materials.