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June 1, 2017 12:00 PM, EDT

ATRI Seeks Industry Input for Operational Costs Report

The American Transportation Research Institute is seeking input from for-hire motor carriers for its upcoming Operational Costs of Trucking report.

The online questionnaire looks to gain information such as driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums and lease or purchase payments.

Carriers are asked to provide 2016 cost-per-mile and/or cost-per-hour data.

Results will yield nine years (2008-16) of trucking cost information derived 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, according to ATRI. The survey is available on ATRI’s website. Deadline is June 29.

“We rely on ATRI’s research to inform so much of our operations, and the Operational Costs of Trucking is no exception. The annual report provides a critical benchmark for us to identify where we can improve our operating efficiency across a number of key metrics. I certainly encourage my colleagues throughout the trucking industry to support ATRI in this critical data collection,” said Dennis Dellinger, president of Cargo Transporters, which is based in Claremont, N.C.