Total cost of ownership

Business, Technology, Fuel

NACFE Report Predicts Multiple Fuels Will Give Way to Battery-Electric

NACFE NACFE’s report, “Viable Class 7/8 Electric, Hybrid and Alternative Fuel Tractors,” forecasts commercial battery-electric vehicles and fuel cell trucks will be capable of lower total cost of ownership, compared with baseline diesel trucks, by 2030. (NACFE)

The North American Council for Freight Efficiency forecasts commercial battery-electric vehicles and fuel cell trucks will be capable of lower total cost of ownership, compared with baseline diesel trucks, in the 2030 time frame.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
December 10, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment

Fuel, Maintenance Among Many Variables for Total Cost of Ownership Calculations

A Freightliner Cascadia sleeper A Freightliner Cascadia equipped with a sleeper berth on display this year. Driver experience has become as important as any element of TCO, company officials say. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Carriers aiming to answer this question — how much did that truck truly cost? — must weigh a range of factors to arrive at a “total cost of ownership.” The factors considered might differ from one operator to the next, but the basic considerations tend to be the same, fleet managers and truck manufacturers said.

Stephen Bennett | Special to Transport Topics
December 11, 2018