Determining the Optimal Lifecycle for Truck Fleets

Fleet ReplacementYou may not immediately see the trend of increased breakdowns and maintenance costs, but soon the reports will grow more and more frequent. A reduction in performance from some of the trucks in your fleet can be a burden and an expense to your company. More time spent in the repair shop. A few roadside emergencies here and there. And a sudden ballooning of your truck fleet maintenance expenses.

All of these are signs that trucks in your fleet are coming to their end of life. For those who manage a corporate fleet, it may be time to take a careful look at your truck fleet and start the process of replacing vehicles.

When to Replace?

The goal is reaching the lowest cost portion of a truck’s lifecycle, while still maximizing a truck’s productivity. There are a number of factors to take into account.

  • Purchase price of a new vehicle
  • Estimated maintenance and repair costs for old fleet vs. new fleet
  • Vehicle depreciation rates in both first year and future years
  • Lifecycle maintenance and operating costs, adjusted for inflation
  • Capital expenditure and interest costs

Your Knowledgeable Business Partner

Equipped with the right analysis tools, your knowledgeable business partner in Commercial Truck Leasing, C&M Motors, will help you streamline your transportation costs and keep your fleet moving. Your business needs to consider a few important factors…

  • Are operating hours or miles a better metric?
  • What’s the resale market for your current fleet?
  • What will be the effect of new technologies?
  • Region and driving location
  • Tolerance for downtime

Taking all the factors into account, the right leasing program is crafted to be reliable and most cost effective, with planning for future years expansions and upgrades.

C&M Motors, NationaLease of San Diego, is your helping hand and trusted partner in the commercial truck leasing business. We are a family business with over 37 years’ experience, and we stand behind all of our trucks, our service, fabrication, and fleet services. Give us a call to learn more.

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www.cmmotorsinc.com

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