Heavy Duty Trucking: 9 Ways Innovative Fleets Save Fuel

June 28, 2021
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Fuel costs are by far the largest vehicle-based cost for motor carriers per mile, according to the American Transportation Research Institute. Between 2011 and 2019, the most recent year for ATRI’s annual Cost of Trucking report, fuel costs ranged from about 34 cents per mile to nearly 65 cents per mile, with 2019 coming in at about 40 cents per mile.

The average fuel economy for truck tractors among ATRI survey respondents was 6.5 mpg. How much could fleets save if they could improve that number?

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