Tag: American Transportation Research Institute


Traffic congestion affecting trucking costs

This is already a serious issue for the industry and will be an even greater issue soon if action isn’t taken to help with capacity issues.


Inventory management ideas for lowering costs

With repair and maintenance being a substantial portion of a fleet’s overall costs, it is important to take certain steps to reduce those costs in your shops wherever possible. In “An Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking: 2018 Update” ATRI (American Transportation Research Institute) reported that repair and maintenance averaged $0.167 cost per mile for 2017. This represents 9.8% of the total operational costs ATRI received survey data for that year. It is also the number five operational cost for that same year.