The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) is conducting its annual for-hire motor carrier data collection initiative to obtain truck-related operational costs for ATRI’s Operational Costs of Trucking report.  ATRI is seeking cost data from 2021 associated with operating a truck.  The final report will support studies related to industry productivity, driver issues, and fuel efficiency.  Please note that the questions below are focused on TRUCK-TRACTORS only. 
The data collected will be kept completely confidential.  Personal, organizational, or financial information will never be released for public use under any circumstance, and it will only be used internally for research analyses. The final report will only be presented in an aggregated, non-identifying format.  As needed, ATRI will sign a confidentiality agreement.
The data collection form can be completed using this online form or by downloading it from ATRI's website here and returning it via email to or via fax to 770-432-0638.
All participants submitting a completed, usable data collection form will receive an advance copy of the 2022 Operational Costs of Trucking report.  New this year, each participant will also receive a confidential, customized report directly comparing your operational costs to the operational cost trends of peer carriers of the same sector and size.
For any costs that were equal to zero in 2021, please explicitly enter “0” in the submission box.  If you have any questions please contact Alex Leslie at or 651-641-6162 ext. 2.

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* 1. Please enter your contact information below. Occasionally ATRI will follow up with participants to clarify answers. Your information will be kept strictly confidential.  All participants will receive an advance copy of the full report as well as a confidential, customized report directly comparing your operational costs to those of your peer carriers.