SURVEY: Small Fleets Really Aren't Ready For ELDs

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has launched a new survey to update the Institute’s 2013 Operational Costs of Trucking report.

The brief online survey seeks to capture basic cost information from for-hrie carries, such as fuel costs, driver pay, insurance premiums and lease or purchase payments. Carriers will be asked to provide a full year 2013 cost per mile and cost per hour information.

ATRI will combine the collected data with previously collected Operational Costs of Trucking reports to yield a comprehensive 6-year cost of trucking report (2008-2013). “This research provides carriers with an important high-level benchmarking tool and government agencies with real world data for future infrastructure improvement analyses,” ATRI states.

For-hire motor carriers are encouraged to provide confidential operational cost data through ATRI’s survey, available online at The results of this study 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.


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