For-Hire Motor carriers asked to Participate in Operational Costs Survey

Apr 01, 2013, 11:49 ET from American Transportation Research Institute

ARLINGTON, Va., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) today launched a survey to update the 2012 Operational Costs of Trucking report.  The brief on-line survey seeks to capture basic cost information from for-hire carriers such as driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums and lease or purchase payments.  Carriers are asked to provide full year 2012 cost per mile and/or cost per hour data.

The results of this survey, combined with the previous Operational Costs of Trucking reports, will yield five full years (2008 – 2012) of trucking cost information derived directly from fleet operations.  This research provides carriers with an important high-level benchmarking tool and government agencies with real world data for future infrastructure improvement analyses.

The operational cost data that for-hire motor carriers provide will be kept strictly confidential.  The survey is available online at and results will be available later this year.

ATRI is the trucking industry's 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization.  It is engaged in critical research relating to freight transportation's essential role in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transportation system.

SOURCE American Transportation Research Institute