Importance of Preparing Viable Business Case for Alt-Fuel Truck Purchases

Truck man­u­fac­tur­ers have intro­duced an array of alter­na­tive fuel pow­er options in the past few years that include gaso­line/­com­pressed-nat­ur­al-gas and electric/gasoline ver­sions. Fleet man­agers must pre­pare a busi­ness mod­el to eval­u­ate alt-fuel truck pur­chase prices that are dou­ble or more to a com­pa­ra­ble fos­sil-fuel truck with low­er fuel cost sav­ings to deter­mine if alter­na­tive fuel trucks are a good return on invest­ment.