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2011 Annual Cost Per Mile Analysis Released by the ATRI

Posted 3:28 PM by

Back by popular demand, the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) released their 2012 update of their Analysis of Operational Costs of Trucking last month. To many in the industry the results might not be too shocking. The average marginal cost per mile (CPM) during 2011 was $1.71, the highest during any one year since the study’s inception in 2008. 

The cost per mile breakdown included nine individual categories broken out between vehicle and driver based costs. Fuel (.59/per mile) and driver wages (.46/per mile) made up a lion’s share of the cost per mile, as they have each of the past four years. The total cost per mile during 2011 increased approximately 3.2% since 2008, but that can be somewhat misleading as the baseline for the initial study was at the start of the Great Recession of 2008.

YearsCost per mile$ Change% Change
2008$1.65  
2009$1.45(.20)(12.2%)
2010$1.55 .10 6.7%
2011$1.71.1610.2%

Survey respondents represented more than 42,400 trucks and accrue for more than 4.2 billion miles annually in the U.S. Respondents were further divided by geographic region, truck configuration (i.e. straight truck, 5-axle, etc.) and industry sector (i.e. TL/LTL/ Specialized).

 As trucking companies across the country are pushing through the annual budgeting process, this report would be a great benchmarking tool to see how your company stacks up against the competition.

To obtain the full report click here to contact the ATRI.

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Comments (1)
mike shatley wrote
do you have 2012 and 2013 information available?
Posted Feb 8 2014 8:15 AM
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