Truck Operating Cost Calculator
    Country of operation  
  Step 1: Fuel
    Current Fuel Cost  
    Less Fuel rebate (fuel tax credit)    
    Fuel Cost including delivery & rebate  
    AdBlue (DEF)  
    AdBlue Consumption per 100 litres of diesel     Litres
  Step 2: Vehicle Type
    Select Type of Truck & Trailer    
    Net Average Daily Delivery                      
  Step 3: Fuel Consumption
    Average Vehicle Fuel Burn Rate    
  Step 4: Distance and Working Days
    Distance Travelled per Day   750   (Per working day)  
    Days per week vehicle works     6 Days per week  
    Weeks per year vehicle works     46 (account for driver holidays and service time)  
    Vehicle Description / Number      
    Route Description From      
  Step 5: Finance (per vehicle)
    Capital Cost - Vehicle (Truck)                        
    Capital Cost - Trailer(s)                        
    Miscellaneous costs                        
    Less Deposit                            
    Principle (Loan - Amount Financed)                          
                                 Balloon     %  Residual            
                                 Interest Rate   %  Paid monthly in arrears          
                                 Loan Period      Years                    
    Loan repayments are calculated based on constant payments and a constant interest rate (averaged).  
    Balloon is the residual lump sum payment payable at the end of the loan (if selected to be used).  
    Annual Depreciation            
Depreciation rates and limits are set by the Tax Office.  Speak with your financial advisor for what rate to use.
  Step 6: Fixed Costs (per vehicle)
Costs in Step 6 relate only to the costs for a single vehicle
    Insurance (Truck & Trailer)    per year     Road Tolls Paid     per day
    Registration (Truck & Trailer)    per year     Mobile Cost     per month
    Accounting / Consultancy    per year     Telephone Cost   295   per month
    Depot / Rent for vehicle 12,500    per year     Administation Staff 1,890   per month
    Depot Rates / Insurance    per year     Office Supplies     per month
    Driver Wage  (click here to check) 350    per day   Camera/Tracking   per year
          Miscellaneous   per day
      (of wage on top of wage)                
    (Note: The Results Calulation assumes 52 weeks per year of driver employment for the wages costs).        
  Step 7:  Service / Maintenance
    Vehicle Service Cost (Type A) 930       per service interval every    
    Maintenance Cost (Type B)       per maintenance interval     
   (Maintenance includes costs for Brakes / Differential rebuild / Injectors / Alternator / Engine rebuild / Batteries etc.)
  Step 8:  Tyre Wear
    Steer Tyre Cost     per tyre Drive and Trailer Tyre Cost 700    per tyre
    Steer Tyre Quantity           Drive and Trailer Quantity          
    Steer Tyre Life       Drive and Trailer Tyre Life   160,000  
  Step 9: Fuel Levy Calculation  (only if a base fuel rate is used in contract agreement)
    Base Rate Fuel Price (if used)    
  Summary of Estimated Costs - Click Calculate to Update Figures
    Cost Summary   Per Annum   Per Month Per Work Day Percentage Cost  
      Fuel (without fuel rebate included)                      
      AdBlue (DEF)            
      Finance - Interest **            
      Fixed Costs            
    Total Cost Estimate          
                  Distance Travelled        
                  Service Intervals         per year (estimated average)    
                  Maintenance Intervals         per year (estimated average)    
    ** Note: Interest amount varies from year to year. Value is the average of the finance period. (See Rule of 78).  
  RESULTS - Based on Current Fuel Price in Step 1
    Operating Margin   %                    
    Estimate Charge per Day
    Operating Cost per Day   Est. Charge per  Day Margin per  Day
    Estimated Cost per  
    Estimated Cost per  
CAUTION:  Margin is highly affected by cashflow.  Margin shown may not be achieved for various reasons.
                      Seek accredited financial advice before using these figures.  
Margins shown EBITA - (Earnings before Interest, Tax, Amortization)
  All Figures exclude GST / Tax considerations.        Copyright (c) 2022 Freight Metrics Pty Ltd  
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