ARLINGTON, Va., April 5, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The American Transportation Research Institute today called for motor carriers to participate in ATRI’s annual update to its Trucking Operational Costs Report.

Now in its 14th year, the ATRI Annual Meeting Trucking operational costs collects cost information directly from trucking fleets and owner-operators, and is one of the most requested ATRI research studies. This annual analysis is used as a key benchmarking tool by motor carriers of all sizes. Public sector bodies also use this ATRI operational cost analysis to make more informed decisions on transportation planning and infrastructure investment. This year, for the first time, participating motor carriers will receive a customized report comparing their fleet operating costs to those of peer carriers in the same industry and size.

“ATRI’s operational cost report has been a long-standing tool for assessing our operational efficiency and identifying areas where we need to improve,” said Harold A. Sumerford, Jr., CEO of J&M Tank Lines. “The new Custom Fleet Report will be invaluable to participating fleets, and I encourage carriers of all sizes to contribute data and take advantage of this great offer from ATRI.”

Among the rental fleet metrics requested by ATRI are driver compensation, fuel costs, insurance premiums, and lease or purchase payments. Carriers and owner-operators are encouraged to provide 2021 cost-per-mile and/or cost-per-hour data using the easy-to-use online data entry form.

For-hire road carriers are encouraged to provide operating cost data to ATRI in Friday, May 13, 2022. ATRI’s data collection form, which protects all confidential information, is available here. Participating motor carriers will receive a copy of the full report and the new customized fleet report in advance.

ATRI is the trucking industry’s 501c3 nonprofit research organization. He is engaged in critical research on the essential role of freight transport in maintaining a safe, secure and efficient transport system.

SOURCE American Institute for Transportation Research

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