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Fastest Tier 1 Truck
10-13-2013, 11:47 AM (This post was last modified: 10-13-2013 11:59 AM by Bonzai.)
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Fastest Tier 1 Truck
In the never ending quest to find the fastest Tier 1 truck, I sold my '00 Volvo. That Volvo was the fastest truck in Tier 1. With all the chiken lights and in full repair with fresh tires it would reach a terminal velocity of 86 mph. After 40,000 miles, fresh tires would only bring it to 84 mph(and it quickly dropped to 83). I was hoping to get the legendary triple digit (88.8 mph) Tier 1 truck. As a result, I was seduced by the 56% tire condition and original 67 mph top speed of the '99 Freightshaker condo. After full modifications and fresh tires the Freightshaker will run only 85 mph. (Possible Bug - on the truck lot load limit shows as 41,082 lbs. After purchase load limit is 48,307 lbs) I need to do some research on how mileage and tire condition effects speed.

Here's how it broke down on the '00 Volvo. The saleable modifications brought in $10,625. Remaining modifications had a retained value of $12,611.03. Subtracting that from the total trade-in value of $22,981.19, leaves the trade-in value of the truck alone at $10,369.66. Original purchase price was $15,817 for a net cost of $5,447.34. Amortized over 42,323 miles that makes the depreciation of the truck alone approximately 12.9 cents per mile. Full modifications had an original cost of $27,750. (Yes, I spent more on chrome and chiken lights than I did to buy the truck. Just another ultra-realistic feature of this game.) Modifications, saleable and retained, had a final value of $23,236.03 for a depreciation of $4513.97, or approximately 10.7 cents per mile. (This is not an entirely true number since the modifications were accumulated as finances allowed. The true depreciation if installed at purchase would be higher.)

Equipment depreciation of less the 25 cents per mile allows a new driver in the game, even without joining a company for assistance and contracts, to haul cheap freight(75 cent/mi), be long term profitable and survive Tier 1. Nice work Jeff & Co.! I was wrong. Freight rates do not suck. A new driver without a company who does intelligent load planning that maximizes freight rates can be very profitable. In fact, for a driver who really watches cost and profit like intelligent owner operators do, that might be considerably more entertaining than running these gravy contracts with assistance. Repair and tire costs will be an issue for these drivers.

The problem in load planning, trip planning, and controlling costs is fuel prices. With an average fuel price of $3.15/gal and Tier 1 trucks starting at 4.5 mi/gal and getting up to 9+ mi/gal, fuel costs at $0.70/mi to $0.35/mi are survivable. But at 4.5 mi/gal, or an average $0.70/mi fuel cost, you're close to the edge of profitability and you need to get smart real fast. What makes this difficult is not the actual fuel prices. It is that since they change every 24 hours, intelligent trip planning and therefore cost control, is impossible. A chron job to get fuel prices to change with the freight would be a relatively simple change that would make trip costs predictable and gameplay more entertaining. In our current configuration, fuel prices are effectively random and completely unpredictable making cost control impossible. In short, FUEL PRICES SUCK!

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Fastest Tier 1 Truck - Bonzai - 10-13-2013 11:47 AM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - AerodyneNine - 10-13-2013, 04:53 PM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - Bonzai - 10-13-2013, 09:06 PM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - ozwiz - 10-13-2013, 11:33 PM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - Onetruckpony - 10-13-2013, 05:55 PM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - Norman - 10-13-2013, 07:44 PM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - Onetruckpony - 10-13-2013, 08:01 PM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - AerodyneNine - 10-13-2013, 09:58 PM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - Bonzai - 10-14-2013, 12:33 AM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - Onetruckpony - 10-14-2013, 08:02 AM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - jacobh15 - 10-15-2013, 01:02 AM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - Bonzai - 10-15-2013, 07:31 AM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - Onetruckpony - 10-15-2013, 12:57 PM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - The Mighty Z - 10-16-2013, 06:48 AM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - jefffan24 - 10-20-2013, 11:52 AM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - Bonzai - 10-20-2013, 11:29 PM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - jeffbuchanan - 10-21-2013, 06:52 AM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - Bonzai - 10-21-2013, 08:11 AM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - jeffbuchanan - 10-22-2013, 07:01 AM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - Onetruckpony - 10-22-2013, 02:43 PM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - Bonzai - 10-22-2013, 09:37 PM
RE: Fastest Tier 1 Truck - Onetruckpony - 10-23-2013, 05:31 AM

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