Determining the Optimal Lifecycle for Truck Fleets

Truck Fleet Life Cycles

C&M Motors Inc

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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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