June 8, 2017
ATRI --- 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 2016 cost per mile and/or cost per hour data.
The results of this data collection, combined with the previous Operational Costs of Trucking reports, will yield nine full years (2008 – 2016) of trucking cost information derived directly from fleet operations. This research provides carriers with an important 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 30, 2017 available online at atri-online.org. The results of this study will be available later this year, but survey respondents will receive an advance copy of the report.