Trucking’s operational costs continue to rise
The American Transportation Research Institute has released the findings of its 2012 update to “An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking.” The research identifies trucking costs from 2008 to 2011 derived directly from fleet operations.
“Accurate, up-to-date operational costs are essential for our industry,” says Chad England, chief operating officer of C.R. England Inc. and a member of ATRI’s Research Advisory Committee. “Given the current economic climate, the more financial data carriers have to analyze, the more opportunities there are to improve operations.”
In addition to average costs per mile, ATRI’s report documents average costs per hour and includes cost breakouts by industry sector. A copy of the report is available at www.atri-online.org.