Carriers asked to participate in ATRI’s annual ‘Operational Costs’ study


The American Transportation Research Institute is soliciting carriers for input on its annual “Operational Costs of Trucking” report, seeking information on driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums and lease or purchase payments. Carriers are also asked to provide full-year 2017 cost-per-mile data.

The results of the information collection, combined with previous “Operational Costs” reports, will yield 10 full years of trucking cost information from fleet operations.

The deadline to provide the confidential data to ATRI is Friday, June 22. The results of the study will be available later this year, but participating carriers will receive an advance copy of the report.

The last two years, data from fleets has indicated that driver pay has outpaced other costs as carriers’ top cost-per-mile spending.