An equipment trade-cycle plan should be more a science than an art, but talking to experts in fleet management, equipment evaluation, and maintenance, that science would seem to be an inexact one. Indeed, ideas on the subject are as varied as trucking operations themselves. Is the key factor a detailed accounting of operating costs? Understanding the impact of ever-improving truck fuel efficiency? Keeping drivers happy? Letting the banker win at golf?
All of the above, it turns out....More