Motor carrier participants will receive a customized report comparing their fleet operational...

Motor carrier participants will receive a customized report comparing their fleet operational costs to the operational cost trends of peer carriers of the same sector and size.

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The American Transportation Research Institute issued a request for motor carriers to participate in ATRI’s annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report.

This will be the 15th year for ATRI’s annual Operational Costs of Trucking, which confidentially collects costs and operational data directly from trucking fleets and owner-operators. Its analysis reveals key trends for fleets of each sector, size, and region.

The fleet metrics requested by ATRI include driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums, and equipment lease or purchase payments. Carriers and owner-operators are asked to provide full-year 2022 cost per mile and/or cost per hour data through an easy-to-use online data entry form or email submission. By carrier request, this year’s report includes new efficiency metrics such as miles between breakdowns.

Participating motor carriers will once again receive a customized report that compares their fleet’s costs and operations to peer carriers of the same sector and size, as well as an advance copy of the full report.

“ATRI’s Ops Costs report is indispensable for benchmarking our operations; it confirms what we are doing well and notes where we can achieve additional cost savings,” said James Burg, James Burg Trucking Company president and CEO, in a statement. “And the customized peer-group assessment is invaluable to our benchmarking activities.”

For-hire motor carriers are encouraged to provide operational cost data to ATRI by Friday, April 28. ATRI’s data collection form is available online here. All confidential information is protected, and it is published only in anonymized, aggregate form.

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