Participants in the increasingly competitive motor carrier industry are constantly trying to identify ways to enhance customer service levels and/or reduce costs. This research summarized case-based data from three large carriers to examine the use of life-cycle costing as a method to enhance motor carrier equipment management. The financial results of applying the technique are then examined by applying the Strategic Profit Model.
Hanna, Joe B., Stapleton, Andrew & Zoll, Brian R. (2004). Using life-cycle costing and the strategic profit model to enhance motor carrier capital equipment management. Journal of Transportation Management, 15(1), 27-41. doi: 10.22237/jotm/1080777840