Trucking costs reach record highs

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Trucking was costlier in 2021 than ever earlier than, in accordance with the newest Evaluation of the Operational Prices of Trucking report from the American Transportation Analysis Institute (ATRI).

The whole price of trucking elevated 12.7% in 2021, to US$1.855 per mile, in accordance with the research of U.S. fleets. That’s the very best price on file, and was pushed by gas (+35.4% in comparison with 2020), restore and upkeep prices (+18.2%), and driver wages (+10.8%).

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Collectively, prices have been up US$74.65 per hour in comparison with the earlier yr.

Smaller fleets have been hit hardest, with fleets working 100 or fewer vans seeing their prices enhance 4.9 cents a mile greater than bigger fleets.

Driver compensation averaged 80.9 U.S. cents a mile, a ten% enhance over 2020, ATRI reviews.

In response, fleets decreased deadhead miles to 14.8% and improved common gas economic system to six.65 miles per gallon.

“The final couple years have created nice uncertainties in trucking, however ATRI’s latest Operational Prices report supplies essential knowledge and insights into the tendencies and anomalies that emerged in 2021. Because the report hints, the approaching yr holds alternative for continued development in our trade,” stated Ozark Motor Traces chief monetary officer Jason Higginbotham.

The total report could be downloaded right here.

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