Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Fuel

Operational Cost of Trucking Up 7.7%, ATRI Report Says

Truck on the road in Oregon According to ATRI, the average marginal cost per mile incurred by motor carriers in 2018 rose to $1.82, marking a 7.7% increase from 2017. (Getty Images)

The costs associated with trucking have increased substantially, according to a new report from the American Transportation Research Institute.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
November 4, 2019
Business, Technology, Logistics

Driver Detention Time Creeps Upward

Loading dock with trucks and blue sky Trucks sit at a loading dock. The softer freight market is helping to increase driver retention time, according to Jim Fields, chief operating officer at Pitt Ohio. (Getty Images)

After improving in 2018, it appears as though driver detention time has increased recently, with many shippers falling back into habits that delay trucks at their docks and push up dwell times.

Gary Frantz | Special to Transport Topics
October 28, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

ATRI Opens Industry Issues Survey

Industry Survey Traffic on the road in Miami. (Wikicommons)

The American Transportation Research Institute is accepting comments and concerns from trucking industry representatives.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
July 29, 2019
Government, Business, Equipment, Safety, Logistics

ATRI Calls for Operational Cost Data From Fleets

ATRI Getty Images

The American Transportation Research Institute is looking for for-hire motor carriers to participate in the annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report.

April 24, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Truck Parking Data Systems Top ATRI’s Research Priorities List

parked trucks TT file photo

The American Transportation Research Institute’s recently unveiled list of research priorities for 2019 covers an array of topical issues, ranging from truck parking to tolls.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
March 26, 2019
Government, Business, Safety

Top 100 Truck Bottlenecks: Texas Tops 2019 ATRI List With 13

Bottlenecks Traffic travels toward the George Washington Bridge. ATRI ranks this area as having the nation’s worst bottleneck. (George McNish/North Jersey Media Group)

The passage to the George Washington Bridge on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River has once again been named the country’s worst bottleneck for trucks. See a map of the 2019 Top 10 and the list of the Top 100.

February 12, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Driver Shortage Repeats as Top Concern in ATRI Industry Survey

ATRI booth at MCE The ATRI booth at MCE. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

AUSTIN, Texas — For the second year in a row, the national shortage of qualified truck drivers is considered the industry’s most pressing concern, according to an annual report prepared by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 30, 2018
Government, Business, Logistics

Cost of Operating a Truck Up 6% to $1.69 Per Mile, ATRI Report Says

A steady flow of tractor-trailers A steady flow of tractor-trailers lead the way down a busy interstate highway in Tennessee. (Getty Images)

The cost of operating a truck averaged $1.69 per mile, a 6% increase in 2017 according to a report released Oct. 2 by the American Transportation Research Institute.

Dan Ronan | Associate News Editor
October 4, 2018
Business, Safety

ATRI Launches Industry Issues Survey

Driver in cab interior The driver shortage was No. 1 in last year's survey. (John Ballance)

Trucking industry representatives now can submit their concerns to the American Transportation Research Institute. The nonprofit research organization launched its 2018 Top Industry Issues Survey on Aug. 21.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
August 21, 2018
Government

ATRI Report Offers Guidelines for Freight Plans

The American Transportation Research Institute released a report outlining the best practices for freight planning at the state level Feb. 27.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 28, 2018

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