ATRI seeks for-hire motor carriers for operational costs survey

Data provides companies with a high-level benchmarking tool

Posted May 11, 2016

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) issued a data call for the annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report. The brief online questionnaire seeks to capture basic cost information from for-hire motor carriers such as driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums, and lease or purchase payments. Carriers are asked to provide full-year 2015 cost per mile and cost per hour data.

The results of this data collection, combined with the previous Operational Costs of Trucking reports, will yield eight full years (2008 – 2015) of trucking cost information derived directly from fleet operations. This research provides carriers with a high-level benchmarking tool and government agencies with real world data for future infrastructure improvement analyses.

For-hire motor carriers are encouraged to provide confidential operational cost data through ATRI’s survey by Friday, June 17, 2016. The results of this study will be available later this year.


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