The True Cost of a Parked Truck and How F|Staff Can Help

In the trucking industry, time is money. Every minute a truck sits idle, carriers are bleeding
money. The cost of a parked truck goes beyond just the loss of revenue; it includes fixed and
variable costs that continue to accrue. This blog post will explore the true cost of a parked truck
for a carrier and how F|Staff can offer a solution by supplying temporary workers while they find
and hire quality drivers.

Understanding the True Cost of a Parked Truck

To understand the true cost of a parked truck, we need to consider both the fixed and variable
costs associated with operating a truck. Keep in mind many costs accrue even when know miles
are driven. Such as insurance, which can range from $650 to several thousand per month. Other
fixed costs include truck payments, permits, and licenses.
When a truck is parked, the carrier still incurs these fixed costs without generating any revenue
to offset them. Every mile that a truck does not cover due to lack of drivers equates to a loss in
potential revenue.

How F|Staff Can Help Mitigate These Costs

While finding and hiring quality drivers is a time-consuming process, carriers cannot afford to let
their trucks stay idle during this period. This is where F|Staff comes in.
F|Staff has a pool of certified, background checked, DOT verified, and drug screened drivers
ready to step in on a temporary basis. They can provide carriers with the manpower they need to
keep their trucks moving while they find and hire permanent drivers.

This service offers several benefits:

  • Minimize Revenue Loss: By providing temporary drivers, F|Staff helps carriers avoid
    the loss of revenue caused by parked trucks.
  • Flexibility: F|Staff’s services are flexible, allowing carriers to hire drivers for the precise duration they need until they find a permanent solution.
  • Quality Assurance: All of F|Staff’s drivers go through a rigorous vetting process, ensuring they meet high standards of professionalism and safety.

The cost of a parked truck goes beyond missed delivery revenue – it includes ongoing fixed and
variable costs that can quickly add up. However, with the help of F|Staff’s temporary staffing
solutions, carriers can keep their trucks moving and their business thriving while they search for
and hire quality permanent drivers.