Truck Operating Cost Calculator
    Country of operation  
  Step 1: Fuel
    Current Fuel Cost   Australian Institute of Petroleum Fuel Charts  National Diesel Average - Click  Here
    Less Fuel rebate (fuel credit)                    
Fuel Cost including delivery & rebate
  Step 2: Vehicle Type
    Select Type of Truck & Trailer    
Net Average Daily Delivery
  Step 3: Fuel Consumption
Average Vehicle Fuel Burn Rate
  Step 4: Distance and Working Days
    Distance Travelled per Day   750 (Per working day)  
Days per week vehicle works
6 Days per week
Weeks per year vehicle works
46 (account for driver holidays and service time)
Vehicle Description / Number
Route Description From
  Step 5: Finance (per vehicle)
Capital Cost - Vehicle (Truck)
Capital Cost - Trailer(s)
Miscellaneous costs
Less Deposit
Principle (Loan - Amount Financed)
%  Residual
                         Interest Rate
%  Paid monthly in arrears
                         Loan Period
    Loan repayments are calculated based on constant payments and a constant interest rate (averaged).  
    Balloon is the residual lump sum payment payable at the end of the loan (if selected to be used).  
Annual Depreciation
Depreciation rates and limits are set by the Tax Office.  Speak with your financial advisor for what rate to use.
  Step 6: Fixed Costs (per vehicle)
Costs in Step 6 relate only to the costs for a single vehicle
Insurance (Truck & Trailer)
 per year
Road Tolls Paid
per day
Registration (Truck & Trailer)
 per year
Mobile Cost
per month
Accounting / Consultancy
 per year
Telephone Cost
per month
Depot / Rent for vehicle
 per year
Administation Staff
per month
Depot Rates / Insurance
 per year
Office Supplies
per month
Driver Wage  (click here to check)
 per day
per day
(of wage on top of wage)
(of wage on top of wage)
(Note: The Results Calulation assumes 52 weeks per year of driver employment for the wages costs).
  Step 7:  Service / Maintenance
Vehicle Service Cost (Type A)
per service interval every
Maintenance Cost (Type B)
per maintenance interval 
   (Maintenance includes costs for Brakes / Differential rebuild / Injectors / Alternator / Engine rebuild / Batteries etc.)
  Step 8:  Tyre Wear
Steer Tyre Cost
per tyre Drive and Trailer Tyre Cost
 per tyre
Steer Tyre Quantity
Drive and Trailer Quantity
Steer Tyre Life
Drive and Trailer Tyre Life
  Step 9: Fuel Levy Calculation  (only if a base fuel rate is used in contract agreement)
    Base Rate Fuel Price (if used)    
  Summary of Estimated Costs - Click Calculate to Update Figures
Cost Summary
Per Annum
Per Month Per Work Day Percentage Cost
Fuel (without fuel rebate included)
Finance - Interest **
Fixed Costs
Total Cost Estimate
              Distance Travelled
              Service Intervals
per year (estimated average)
              Maintenance Intervals
per year (estimated average)
    ** Note: Interest amount varies from year to year. Value is the average of the finance period. (See Rule of 78).  
  RESULTS - Based on Current Fuel Price in Step 1
    Operating Margin   10.0%                      
    Estimate Charge per Day
    Operating Cost per Day   Est. Charge per  Day Margin per  Day
    Estimated Cost per  
    Estimated Cost per  
CAUTION:  Margin is highly affected by cashflow.  Margin shown may not be achieved for various reasons.
                   Seek accredited financial advice before using these figures.
Margins shown EBITA - (Earnings before Interest, Tax, Amortization)
All Figures exclude GST / Tax considerations.
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