Lifecycle Index Shows Boost from Buying Latest Trucks

August 1, 2016

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Fleet Advantage’s quarterly Truck Lifecycle Data Index shows that in the second quarter of 2016, replacing 2011 model-year trucks with 2017 models will save fleets around $18,861 in the first 12 months of operation.

This is over $700 more in savings over the first quarter numbers, reflecting a 9% increase. Rising fuel prices over the past few months contributed to the increased savings realized by the more fuel efficient 2017 models.

While the biggest benefits are seen by replacing the older models, replacing a 2015 model-year day cab with a 2017 model will still net $5,964 in savings over 12 months. The savings calculations are based on an operation running 100,000 miles per year and were compiled from Fleet Advantage’s’ ATLAAS analytics software.

“It’s clear that upgrading to a new truck provides significant benefits for fleet managers looking to strengthen their bottom line, and that fleets utilizing a shorter vehicle lifecycle will secure a competitive advantage.” said Brian McMahon, data analyst at Fleet Advantage. “First-year savings are impressive and rise exponentially when multiplied across dozens of truck units.”

The report also shows that fleets can see emissions and fuel usage reductions of 14% when replacing 2011 models with the latest trucks.


  1. 1. Steve [ August 02, 2016 @ 06:11AM ]

    Is this factoring all the down time from the DPF and the 300 faulty sensors they hav added to the Engine

  2. 2. Mobleairfilter [ August 02, 2016 @ 07:14AM ]

    NO They cannot tell that part. Or how many times derated per year. The repair parts outside of warrenty are very expensive.

  3. 3. Greg Owen [ August 02, 2016 @ 10:10AM ]

    How many day cabs travel 100,000 annually? Maybe zero... Day cabs are most often used in local and short haul operations, or even Drayage operations where the annual mileage is 28,846 miles. This figure reflects ATRI two survey of local and short haul and DRAYAGE operations nationally several years back. Please stop using OTR mileage figures when reporting on DAY CAB trucks..

  4. 4. Tony Jarrett [ August 02, 2016 @ 07:40PM ]

    we run day cabs here and we average about 88,000 a yr on them and yes we bought a 2105 Freightliner Coronado in Dec and we have spent way less on out of pocket repairs compared to other two units which are a 1988 Pete and a 2007 Pete . But on the other hand I hate truck payments but it seems you either have repair bills or truck repairs


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