UNDERSTAND THE COST PER MILE AND COST PER HOUR CONCEPT

It is important to know that your Cost Per Mile or Cost  Per Hour applies to all miles traveled or all hours  of operation respectively.  It does not matter if you are loaded or empty.

COST PER MILE

For example, if a customer pays you to take a shipment from City A to City B, which has a distance of 300 miles, and you return to City A (loaded or empty), your total miles traveled is 600 miles.   If your cost is $1.00 per mile, your total cost for this trip is $600.

300 miles

City A  ——————————–> City B

City B ———————————> City A

300 Miles

The general thought is that that when driving empty you have lower fuel and wear & tear costs.  With this site’s method your cost will only be lower based on the increase fuel mileage your Motor Vehicle gets when empty.  This will be discussed further in the Fuel category.

COST PER HOUR

For example, if a customer pays you to take a shipment from City A to City B, and you return to City A (loaded or empty), and it takes 8 hours to complete the round trip.  If your cost is $25.00 per hour, your total cost for this trip is $200.

4 Hour

City A  ——————————–> City B

City B ———————————> City A

4 Hours