Deciding on whether to buy a new or used truck can be a difficult, important, even life-changing decision. Below is a simple table that gives an overview of the pros and cons of new and used trucks.
My name is Jason Forrest, and I’m the creator of Rigbooks. Rigbooks is a cloud-based software that makes it easier for small and medium-sized trucking companies run their business while keeping organized. We’ve been around since 2010.
A little about me: I grew up in a trucking family and from an early age I learned about the day-to-day problems that truck owner/operators have to deal with. I was into computers and programming as a kid so over the years I helped write small computer programs that helped my parents run their company better. Eventually that led to the idea of putting all those tools together in one package. And Rigbooks was born.
To calculate your cost per mile, simply divide your total expenses by your total miles. Want examples? Click to see what this looks like.
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