No one wants to spend more to get less.
Unfortunately, with refurbished chassis you run the risk of older equipment failure and higher M&R costs – which can make deep cuts to your bottom line.
“You can give remanufactured equipment a paint job, put some new tires on and maybe even replace some of the mechanical things, but it’s still old – even 25, 30 years old,” says Doug Hoehn, Executive Vice President of Chassis & Managed Assets at Milestone.
With a brand-new chassis, there is minimal to no M&R. When compared to new equipment, overall operating expenses for a refurbished chassis will still be higher. Over time, a new chassis is cheaper to operate because they do not have wear and tear and incur virtually no maintenance expenses.
For example, in a standard chassis pool in the Midwest, maintenance for one year for a Milestone chassis in the COCP (Chicago Ohio Pool) averaged $0.70 per day, compared to the average maintenance of the total pool at $4.44 per day.
In a standard one-year lease period, this means a Milestone chassis costs, on average, $255.50 over one year compared to an average total pool cost of $1,620.60 over the same period of time – making it over six times more expensive to lease a refurbished chassis vs. brand new.
Using a new chassis means you’ll stay on the road longer, reduce maintenance costs (and in turn reduce the amount of time a driver would have to wait for repair) and make substantial increases to your bottom line.
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