Most drivers of semi-trucks are on the road all day, every day to make a living. With all the hours put into your truck, chances are that your Freightliner semi-truck requires a lot of upkeep and maintenance. When that maintenance work begins to crop up a little too frequently, you may find yourself frustrated: after all, when your semi-truck is off the road, that means you’re not making any money. Read on to find out a few tips to help you decide if it makes more sense to continue putting work into your old truck, or if you should consider purchasing a new one.
Costs of Maintenance
The first thing to consider when you’re deciding whether to buy new or maintain old is, obviously, the costs involved. If you run your calculations and determine that you are spending more than $0.13 or $0.14 per mile, then you are spending too much money to have things fixed on your semi-truck. In order to keep things profitable, maintenance costs of around $.05 a mile are ideal. (more…)