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Title:Truck Costs for Owner/Operators
Authors:Mark Berwick and Frank Dooley
University:North Dakota State University
Publication Date:Sep 1997
Report #:MPC-97-81
TRID #:00742302
Keywords:cost estimating, costs, estimates, motor carriers, owner operators, simulation, sustainable development, trucks


Differences that exist among truck configurations, trip and product characteristics, and input prices influence costs for individual owner/operators. Economic developers need truck cost estimates to compare transportation modes and accurately estimate transportation costs. Owner/operators and users of owner/operators need truck cost information to benchmark performance against competitors and industry standards. The truck costing model developed in this study can be used by shippers and owner/operators as a negotiating tool to arrive at shipping rates.

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