AU Vehicle Operating Costs Discussion


We have covered numerous costs that affect the transportation industry. Pick one of them and find 3 instances where you can find evidence to support your choice. (Sinha & Labi, 2007).”Vehicle” Operating Costs. Guidelines:Initial responses are to be original in content and demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.Responses to classmates are significant to advance the discussion.All discussions can be accessed in the Discussions section EXAMPLE:I decided to talk about the “Vehicle” Operating Costs. I chose vehicle operating costs because it falls under user costs or operators usage cost and the vehicle operating costs are the “individual items associated with vehicle operation on which expenses are directly incurred” (Sinha & Labi, 2007). Vehicle operating costs can be anything from being expected to pay an electric bill for charging the companies hybrid cars/lights within the headquarters building or bus stops. Operating costs for vehicles also include gas/fuel (key component of operating costs for vehicles), and repair or maintenance costs. Repair/maintenance costs could be anything from an oil change, tire replacements, or a wrecked vehicle that has be fixed. All of which can be very costly if the vehicles are not kept up to date on its maintenance. Thus, creating a frequent or scheduled maintenance record to help keep company vehicles on the road or in the air longer. Something that most people do not think about is the depreciation of vehicles because of its usage (miles, age, wrecks). If there are a ton of miles on an older vehicle the company will not make much money off that vehicle when trading it in for another, but if there is an older vehicle that has little to no miles, they have a better chance to make more money off of it when trading it in. By taking time to create a scheduled maintenance record, a company could have better chances of keeping their vehicles longer, saving itself money in the long haul. Reference:Sinha, K. C., & Labi, S. (2007). Transportation Decision Making: Principles of Project Evaluation and Programming. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

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