Title: A vehicle replacement policy in a heavy transport fleet

Authors: T.A. Nosseir, A.M. Saad

Addresses: Automotive Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, Abasia, Cairo, Egypt. ' Chemonics International Consulting Inc., 19 El-Hegaz St., Mohandessein, Cairo, Egypt

Abstract: A vehicle replacement model has been proposed based on the annual vehicle profit. The vehicle is replaced if its expected profit is less than the profit limit obtained for that age under consideration. The model has been applied to a case in which old data covering ten years is known. It showed that the company policy correlates with the model results under the condition that the company replaces the non profitable vehicles. A sensitivity test is also presented in the study.

Keywords: heavy vehicles; vehicle fleet management; vehicle replacement policy; vehicle replacement models; modelling.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHVS.1998.054604

International Journal of Heavy Vehicle Systems, 1998 Vol.5 No.2, pp.106 - 115

Published online: 18 Jun 2013 *

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