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TPP 20

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TCA Benchmarking Indices

Index: Average Length of Haul

Ticker: ALOHA

Definition: Total monthly miles divided by total monthly loads.

Index: Brokerage Revenue (%)

Ticker: BROREV

Definition: Total amount of brokerage revenue represented as a percentage of total company revenue. The higher values tell you how dependent the company was on transactional (spot market) freight.

Index: Driver to Non-Driver Ratio

Ticker: DRRAT

Definition: Total amount of drivers per non-driver. Non-drivers include all operations and administration personnel, but does not include shop personnel. The lower the value, the higher the cost of overhead outside of the primary driving function.

Index: Driver Turnover (%)

Ticker: DRVTO

Definition: Monthly annualized driver turnover represented as a percentage. The higher the value, the harder it is to keep a driver on staff.

Index: Empty Miles (%)

Ticker: EMPTY

Definition: (a.k.a. Deadhead %) Number of empty (non-revenue) miles driven in relation to the total number of miles driven during the month as a percentage.

Index: Insurance Expense (%)

Ticker: INSURE

Definition: Total insurance expense as a percentage of total revenue. This number will let carriers know how well they are managing their own insurance costs.

Index: Loaded Miles (%)

Ticker: LOADM

Definition: Number of revenue miles driven in relation to the total number of miles driven during the month, expressed as a percentage. The higher the value, the better the utilization.

Index: Loads per Truck per Week

Ticker: LODTR

Definition: Average number of loads per active truck per week.

Index: Maintenance Expense per Mile

Ticker: MAINT

Definition: Total maintenance expense recorded per month per total miles driven. A higher value indicates an aging or poorly managed fleet.

Index: Miles per Truck per Week

Ticker: MILTR

Definition: Total number of miles driven on average per active truck per week. Typically, the higher the mileage the better, depending on the percentage of non-revenue miles.

Index: Net Fuel Expense (%)

Ticker: NFEPCT

Definition: Total net fuel expense as a percent of total revenue.

Index: Net Fuel Expense per Mile

Ticker: NFEMIL

Definition: Total net fuel expense on a per mile basis.

Index: Net Revenue per Truck per Week

Ticker: NETREV

Definition: Average total revenue for each active truck per week.

Index: OO Driver %

Ticker: OWNOPS

Definition: Owner operators represented as a percentage of total drivers in the company (both owner op and company driver).

Index: Operating Ratio

Ticker: OPRAT

Definition: Total operating expenses (costs incurred from daily operations) divided by total operating revenue represented as a percentage. The lower the value the more efficient (profitable) the operation.

Index: Revenue per Driver per Week

Ticker: DRVREV

Definition: Total revenue for each active driver on a weekly basis. The higher the value, the better the chances for profitability.

Index: Truck to Driver Ratio

Ticker: TDRAT

Definition: Number of active trucks for every active duty driver. The higher the number, the lower the utilization.