ATRI collecting data on costs of running a fleet

For-hire carriers encouraged to participate

Posted May 17, 2018

The cost of running a trucking company is the topic of a study currently underway by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). ATRI is asking for-hire operations to provide data for an annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report.

For-hire fleet metrics used in the study include:

  • Driver pay,
  • Fuel costs,
  • Insurance premiums, and
  • Lease or purchase payments.

Carriers are asked to provide full-year 2017 cost per mile and/or cost per hour data.

This is ATRI’s tenth year of data collection derived directly from fleets, providing a decade of information for comparison. The Operational Costs of Trucking report provides:

  • Carriers with a benchmarking tool, and
  • Government agencies with real world data used in transportation infrastructure investment decisions.

For-hire motor carriers wishing to participate have until June 22, 2018, to provide the operational data. ATRI’s data collection form is available on the ATRI website.

The results of ATRI’s analysis will be available later this year. Those fleets participating in the data collection will receive an advance copy of the report.


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