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
Cost per mile ton run reefer
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.
Listing these expenses:
Truck / Trailer
Health, Life, SD, LD
Which include theses escrow catagories:
Standard Plate -
And these maint costs
and paying the cheap ### wage to myself.
Break even is $1.49 per mile at 2600 miles per week.
It also does not include any payment from a FSC.
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.donkeyshow72 Thanks this.
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..