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

Through an online questionnaire, ATRI wants to capture basic cost information from for-hire motor carriers on driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums and lease or purchase payments. Carriers will also be asked to provide full-year 2015 cost per mile and cost per hour data.

The data collected from the survey will be combined with previous Operational Costs of Trucking reports to provide eight full years (2008-2015) of trucking cost information derived directly from fleet operations. The research will offer carriers a high-level benchmarking tool and provide government agencies with real world data for future infrastructure improvement analysis, according to ATRI.

"ATRI's annual Operational Costs of Trucking report is a key benchmark that we rely on to identify where we might improve our operating efficiency," said Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Transportation Group and a member of ATRI's Research Advisory Committee. “Providing the information to ATRI is easy to do and I encourage my colleagues throughout the industry to participate in this vital data collection by ATRI.”

Carriers are encouraged to participate in the survey by Friday, June 17, 2016. The questionnaire is available online at The results will be available later this year.