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Title:Truck Costing Model for Transportation Managers
Authors:Mark Berwick and Mohammad Farooq
University:North Dakota State University
Publication Date:Aug 2003
Report #:MPC-03-152
Project #:MPC-202
TRID #:00962892
Keywords:cost estimating, software, trucking


A software model was developed to estimate truck costs under different equipment configurations, input prices, and gross vehicle weights. The software was developed to obtain for many different configurations and trip characteristics. Important conclusions can be drawn from running simulations include the sensitivity of costs and equipment use, wait time and trip distance, labor, and fuel price. Relationships of cost variables and the cost of operations are important for trucking companies and shippers.

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