The report is intended as an aid to transport operators in deciding when to replace vehicles on an individual basis. The point at which it is most economic to replace a vehicle is defined as the age at which the total cumulative cost of operating the vehicle, expressed as an average annual cost, is at a minimum. This total cost is made up from two elements, depreciation cost and upkeep cost. The report is a companion to vehicle replacement charts in report no C216 and describes in general terms the principles on which the charts are based and how they may be used.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of the Environment, England

    Local Government Operational Research Unit, 201 Kings Road
    London SW1P 3EB,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Phillips, G
    • Thursfield, P
  • Publication Date: 1979

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 23 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00314541
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Report ND 40 Monograph
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 30 1980 12:00AM