The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) issued a data call for the annual update to its Operational Costs of Trucking report.
The brief online questionnaire seeks to capture basic cost information from for-hire motor carriers such as driver pay, fuel costs, insurance premiums and lease or purchase payments, ATRI said. Carriers are asked to provide full-year 2015 cost per mile and cost per hour data.
The results of this data collection, combined with the previous Operational Costs of Trucking reports, will yield eight full years (2008-2015) 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.
"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. 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," said Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, president and CEO of Garner Transportation Group and a member of ATRI's Research Advisory Committee.
For-hire motor carriers are encouraged to provide confidential operational cost data through ATRI's survey by Friday, June 17, available online at www.atri-online.org. The results of this study will be available later this year.