truck costs

What’s the total cost of ownership of a Class 8 truck over 15 years?

A new Class 8 truck off the lot of a dealership is likely going to cost between $113,000 for a day cab and $125,000 for a sleeper, but as owner-operators are well aware, that's jut the beginning of the cost of ownership. Here one report's 15-year total.

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The undeclared war on owner-operators

Reclassification, hours of service rules, increased equipment costs and state and local regulations on idling, parking and noise are smothering the owner-operator, writes Greg Fulton.

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Owner-operator challenges, No. 5: High equipment costs

Rates aren’t exactly keeping up with the level of cost increase for equipment, a trend owner-operators have felt hard in the last several years.

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