Expense Spreadsheet of 2010

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  1. Turn3

    Turn3 Light Load Member

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    We are putting together an annual expense spreadsheet planning for worst case.

    The items...
    • Fuel
    • Insurance
    • Plates
    • Additional States
    • Cell Phone (company phone)
    • PMs
    • Alignment
    • Truck Wash

    Reserve Items...
    • In Frame
    • Clutch
    • Tires

    Is there anything else that I am missing?

    Also if any O/Os wouldn't mind sharing their average annual expenses from last year or their forecast you can PM me if you'd like or simply post it. I would like to cross check our numbers to make sure we are in line with the industry.

    Thanks for the help in advance!
     
  2. 7mouths2feed

    7mouths2feed <strong>"Family Man"</strong>

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    Misc. on the road extra's. Gallon of oil, anti-freeze, scales, tolls, meals....etc.
     
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    Gears Trucker Forum STAFF - Gone, But Not Forgotten.

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    Boy...a Volvo and a Cabover....talk about opposite ends of the spectrum!

    You don't mention what you're pulling. Remember reefer fuel, tarps, tie-downs, load locks, etc.
     
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    Fuek tax, lumpers, bank fees, Workers Comp, Hotels, Medical, Supplies
     
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  5. Turn3

    Turn3 Light Load Member

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    It is, isn't it?!

    I cannot take credit for the K-100... that was my friend's. As for the Volvo we sold that a couple of years ago, I pulled a 48' spread reefer. I am thinking of getting back into trucking, but this time staying away from the food world. I am wanting to start pulling drop decks again and we have the traps, chains, and straps in the equation. I should have listed it.

    I also guess for the guys wanting to get into the reefer business they should also account for pallets. Especially if they go into Wal-Mart:yes2557: And lumpers.. do not even get me started on that racket!

    Back on track, I have $600 for miscellaneous (Oil, Anti-Freeze, Lights, broken straps and so on)

    Medical and Workman's comp is not however, one truck and I'll be the driver. Insurance... isn't that a lovely Python around the necks of small business! All this while some thing $1.20 is a fair price per mile... never mind the $1.01 I came across last night!
     
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    Gears Trucker Forum STAFF - Gone, But Not Forgotten.

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    I do reefer and after riding around with 24 pallets in my truck, I took them out. I've not seen but a couple loads requiring pallet exchange. In fact, after I delivered a load a couple of weeks ago, I had an extra 16 pallets on board. I'm starting a collection.

    I did a Walmart run in '04 and that was the only time I used lumpers (had to) at a distribution center when I was a company driver.
     
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    It seemed like every frozen load I hauled required pallet exchange and if I had non it was like $8 a pallet!!! Yet another racket in the trucking world.

    FWIW.. Wal-Mart does not give you pallets back anymore, they changed that in '05.
     
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    If your gonna do step or drop deck. How about permits?
     
  9. Turn3

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    Ah! Isn't that build into the cost of the load? Like lumper reimbursements?
     
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    RAG <strong>Heavy Load Member</strong>

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    Not sure.
    I Just have it in my PM rate.
    Some states are by ow lbs per mile. Some states are just a flat fee.NYC is extra for Some bridges.