What expenses do you have that are Other Truck & Driver Expenses:
Fuel for Other Equipment
Load Securement Expense
Lodging – Driver
Meals – Driver
Permits (Over size/weight)
Taxes – IRP
Taxes – Advalorem
Taxes – Heavy Duty
Expenses such as Unloading (Lumper), Cross Docking, Claims and are not included in your Cost Per Mile calculation. None of these expenses impact your cost to transport a shipment.
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Remember shopping around for the best combination of COST and SERVICE is the best resource you have as a consumer for any expense. Realize that the little things can add up! YOU MUST CONTROL WHAT YOU CAN CONTROL!
DRIVER’S CELL PHONE – Have your provider review prior usage to determine the best plan based on your usage. Don’t use your phone excessively for non business related calls.
EQUIPMENT CLEANING – Do it yourself or limit the number of cleanings. Keep in mind that the DOT considers how a Motor Vehicle looks when determining who to inspect.
FINES – This is an unnecessary expense. AVOID FINES
FUEL FOR TRAILERS – Give Us Your Suggestions
LOAD SECUREMENT EXPENSES – Purchased good quality used products when possible.
DRIVER’S LODGING – Avoid unless absolutely necessary.
DRIVER’S MEALS – Bring food from home. Try limiting restaurant and fast food purchases.
OIL – This expense is minimum Give Us Your Suggestions
OTHER EXPENSES – This should be small dollar items not listed elsewhere on this page.
PARKING – SHOP AROUND
PERMIT – This expense is minimum Give Us Your Suggestions
SCALES – This expense is minimum Give Us Your Suggestions
TAXES (IRP, Heavy Duty, Advalorem) – “It is what is”
TOLLS – This expense is minimum