The operational expenses of trucking expanded 6% out of 2017, to US$1.69 per mile, as per the most recent Analysis of the Operational Costs of Trucking report. The report was distributed by The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). Costs increments were wide based, with increments in about each significant detail throughout the year, ATRI announced. Driver compensation expanded for the fifth back to back year, and joined with the expense of advantages, represented 43% of the general expense per mile. Fuel costs bounced back from decade-lows, truck costs were up, and repair and upkeep costs likewise climbed.
“ATRI’s operational costs research is such a powerful tool for fleets of all sizes. Better understanding how our costs stack up against our industry peers enables us to implement operational efficiencies and improve our bottom line,” said Dean Kaplan, K-Limited Carrier CEO.