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    Cost per mile ton run reefer

    Hi guys can someone tell me what cost per mile to run a truck and reefer with a company driver getting 38-40 cents per mile what's the rule of thumb for wear and tear fuel ins plates ??

    Thanks in advance

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    Thats a tough one. It all depends on tractor cost, trailer cost and so on and so on. Big companys buy things at steep discounts so they have it better than a o/o. Do a search on costs and you'll see wide range.

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    thanks DMH what i am trying to figure out what i should run my trucks at what loads i should accept per mile rate i was thinkink my cost for my truck driver wear and tear insu plates my cost is around $1.50/mile whould you think that is acurate ??

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    Sounds low with fuel at near $4. If your getting 6MPG and fuel is $4 a gallon your fuel cost alone is over .66 per mile. $1.50 - .66 only leaves .84 for everything else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mesh View Post
    thanks DMH what i am trying to figure out what i should run my trucks at what loads i should accept per mile rate i was thinkink my cost for my truck driver wear and tear insu plates my cost is around $1.50/mile whould you think that is acurate ??
    Well do a search because theirs tons of info on here. I dont know what payments you have and so on so you could be right or wrong. add every thing up and divide it by a fair milage number and that will get you close. 1.50 a mile isnt enough though

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    I don't know what your exact payments are but I will use mine to give you a idea of what you should look at. I use $5 fuel and 2500 miles a week to get my base numbers.

    Truck payment $.08 a mile
    Trailer payment $.08 a mile
    All insurance $.09 a mile
    fuel $.90 a mile
    Maintenance $.20 a mile
    Tags $.02 a mile

    This only takes in to account all know, set costs. You would need to also add something for breakdowns. I don't know your specific situation but this is what I came up with. Again, these numbers are what you need just to break even and keep the truck running. There is nothing in there to put in your pocket.

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    Listing these expenses:

    Authority Escrow
    Fuel/IFTA
    Truck / Trailer
    Venture
    Health, Life, SD, LD
    Maint Escrow
    Misc Maint
    Postage/document
    Load Boards/Prepass
    Cell/internet


    Which include theses escrow catagories:

    Quarterly
    IFTA Taxes
    Authority Escrow

    Drug/Alcohol Testing
    2290 Tax
    Vehicle/load Insurance
    IFTA Filing/license
    Permits -
    Standard Plate -


    And these maint costs

    Tires
    Oil Change
    Brakes
    EGR
    Major
    Trans
    Rears

    and paying the cheap ### wage to myself.

    Break even is $1.49 per mile at 2600 miles per week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNdriver View Post
    Listing these expenses:

    Authority Escrow
    Fuel/IFTA
    Truck / Trailer
    Venture
    Health, Life, SD, LD
    Maint Escrow
    Misc Maint
    Postage/document
    Load Boards/Prepass
    Cell/internet


    Which include theses escrow catagories:

    Quarterly
    IFTA Taxes
    Authority Escrow

    Drug/Alcohol Testing
    2290 Tax
    Vehicle/load Insurance
    IFTA Filing/license
    Permits -
    Standard Plate -


    And these maint costs

    Tires
    Oil Change
    Brakes
    EGR
    Major
    Trans
    Rears

    and paying the cheap ### wage to myself.

    Break even is $1.49 per mile at 2600 miles per week.
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    What do consider cheap wage? I pay myself $0.40 just to fly under IRS radar

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkeyshow72 View Post
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    What do consider cheap wage? I pay myself $0.40 just to fly under IRS radar
    $2500 per month. It's all I need to cover the bills at the house along with the Fiance` wages and also give us $500 extra each month.

    It also does not include any payment from a FSC.

    ETA:

    with $30K financed for a truck and trailer for about $650/month.

    With a $2000 truck payment, that number goes up to about $1.62/mile.

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    if your gonna run a reefer you better get atleast a min of $1.85. Remember you have added weight with a reefer unit...added cost with reefer fuel..and added cost to your maint account for reefer repairs.. I wont run a reefer load for under $2.00 a mile and the brokers i have worked with for over 20 yrs know that... My FSC just went up to 51 cents per mile or on say a 1500 mile trip around $800 bucks added on to the rate... ya cant cut yourself short because you just never know these days..

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