Carriers and fleets of all types and sizes took part in this study. The most heavily represented type of fleet was for-hire national truckload (TL) carrier at 44 percent. For-hire regional TL carriers accounted for 28 percent of respondents, followed by national and regional less-than-truckload (LTL) carriers at a combined 13 percent, private fleets at nine percent and carriers categorized as other at five percent. The survey covered a large cross section of fleets that ranged in different levels of revenue and total recorded miles. Revenue varied from $400,000 to more than $1 billion. Total miles traveled by carrier ranged from 70,000 to 600,000,000. The average length of haul ranged from 45 miles to 3,000 miles.
Safety Expenditure Survey
Analyzing the 81 respondents, the average number of drivers per company was 624. The median survey participant utilized 174 drivers. The number of drivers in this survey ranged from one to nearly 7,000. The average number of power units per company included from the survey was 500. The median survey participant had 160 power units. The amount of power units per company ranged from 2 to over 6,000. It is also important to note the importance of specialization within safety training investment due to the type of operations of a carrier. The majority of survey participants recorded the greatest percentage of miles appropriated to bulk commodity tank operations, followed by liquid tank operations.