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Residual values impact equipment life decisions

Aug. 21, 2018
How to understand the impact of either excluding or including residual market value in equipment rate and economic life calculations.
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Start with "Why" in Equipment Cost Overruns

Sept. 15, 2017
Mike Vorster, Contributing EditorWe are very good at collecting data when the transaction in question has a dollar sign attached to it. Every transaction on your credit card is...
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Two Questions Define Equipment Cost

Aug. 23, 2017
Mike Vorster, Contributing EditorAccurate equipment cost hinges on the answers to two different questions: What does it cost to bring the machine into your fleet and keep it there...
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The Challenge of Optimizing Fleet Owning Costs

Nov. 8, 2011
Mike Vorster, Contributing EditorOwning costs make up between 25 and 30 percent of the total cost of owning and operating a fleet. It is a big portion and, fortunately, a manageable...
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Attack the Causes of Cost

July 12, 2011
Many folk accuse me of spending too much time on trick plays and forgetting the basics of the business. Trick plays are fun, but they only work if your blocking and tackling are...
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Fixed Costs Are Critical

May 9, 2011
Mike Vorster, Contributing EditorI frequently hear talk about comparative shop labor rates and outsourcing. A lot of it makes sense, and it certainly is important to constantly...