I’ve read numerous articles and opinions on the savings that result from new truck technologies either already on the market or technologies that will result from future emissions mandates. The official predictions are suggesting an ROI of approximately two years. While that may be true for some operations, it is certainly not true for all operations.
The appropriate calculation for an ROI on a new truck equipped with the latest technologies is an equation of miles not years. It is a simple calculation of comparison—your current cost per mile versus the cost per mile of your new equipment. If you purchase a new truck equipped with the latest technologies and your total monthly expenses are less than your previous month’s expenses, you are achieving an immediate return on investment.
So, what else is there? As a culture we have to ask ourselves what is important to us and what value do we put on it?
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