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.


Fixed Costs are expenses that you pay no matter what, whether your trucks are moving freight or not. This includes things like insurance, permits, etc. To figure your per-mile cost for all of your fixed costs simply add the values of your fixed cost and divide them by the total number of miles your trucks drove that month. Remember to factor in things like truck payments, insurance, office lease, health insurance, permits etc.


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