Trucking costs per mile add up to a carrier’s operational costs. These numbers help carriers figure out the best per mile rate to charge their shippers.

There are a lot of factors to consider when talking about trucking cost per mile. This includes fixed costs, variable costs, and salaries/wages per mile. When you figure out trucking cost per mile you then know best per-mile rate to charge your shippers.


Variable Costs come from the money you spend using your trucks. This includes the cost of fuel, maintenance, repairs and other expenses that might happen while moving freight. Variable costs are unique in that they can change dramatically from month to month. Factor common costs like fuel, tires, maintenance, repairs, lodging or meals, taxes etc. Once again add these up and divide by the number of miles your company drove that month.