Dachshund Feb 10 @ 12:24pm
Replacing a truck for employees/self.
Question, is there a point where a trucks trans is not good anymore or does the maintaince go up if you have really high KMs on a truck? Or does it not matter and you and your employees can drive the same truck for 15 years with no stat change?
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margalus Feb 10 @ 12:53pm 
you can drive your truck forever as long as you maintain and repair it. Costs do not increase
Knottypine Feb 10 @ 2:18pm 
For your employees, maintenance costs are built in... just think of them incredibly well maintained to last a lifetime! :)
Sirrus Feb 10 @ 3:44pm 
Not sure for 15 years (haven't been playing that long. :D), but it seems wear and tear rates are flat, and tied to distance travelled. That's for you - a bit more random for your drivers, but still, the only difference you'll notice in your truck behavior is when wear&tear of certain element (usually tires) will surpass 15% (that's around 7500 km travelled, or around 7.5 hours of real-time played). If I'm not mistaken, such wear would reduce your speed to 60 kph. Don't know for engine or transmission, never wore them that much.
Dachshund Feb 10 @ 4:50pm 
I get my truck tuned up every few jobs so I never usually have more then a few percent of wear and tear on the rig at any given time. I just didn't know if they represented the tendency for vehicles to break down over time based on milage. I know many people replace their cars between 100-150K of milage. But I'm sure service vehicles like cop cars and delivery vehicles tend to get a lot more milage and tend to be replaced after lets say 250Kish, to avoid problems that cars with that much wear and tear get even if they are serviced. I'm sure big rigs would have to be even higher as they probably put a lot of milage//Kms on a year. Just didn't know if that was modeled in the game, apparently it's not an issue.
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margalus Feb 10 @ 5:09pm 
Originally posted by Dachshund:
I know many people replace their cars between 100-150K of milage. But I'm sure service vehicles like cop cars and delivery vehicles tend to get a lot more milage and tend to be replaced after lets say 250Kish,.

this is when big rigs are just considered "broken in"..

they will last 1-2million miles, convert that to km!


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Sirrus Feb 11 @ 5:10am 
Annual distance covered by truck is around 150K km, average 3-year "lease" term means 450K km. Of course, truck can go more, but there is always an equation between uptime, when you earn money, and downtime, when you lose money. The older the truck, the more efforts, time and money it will require to be kept in working condition. That's why most companies prefer to swap their fleets relatively fast - maintenance costs became a way too high.
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