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ATRI: Trucking Costs Dropped in 2019

In 2019, the costs of trucking contracted significantly, from $1.82 to $1.65 per mile – a drop of 9%, according to the American Transportation Research Institute's annual survey.

Severe Skilled Technician Shortage Triggering Higher Shop Labor Rates

The vehicle maintenance and repair industries are experiencing a skilled labor shortage as technicians in the Baby Boomer demographic retire in greater numbers than those replacing them. The skilled labor shortage requires shops to pay more for skilled technicians, which translates into higher shop labor rates.

Upward Pricing Pressuring Fixed and Operating Costs

Fleets are being impacted by a variety of inflationary pressures ranging from higher acquisition prices due to the proliferation of onboard safety equipment, to increased material costs pushing up pricing on parts, upfits, and replacement tires.

Management by Walking Around

Why not close your email folder, put the phone down, and take a walk around your facility to find out what's really going on with your employees?

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