Unit Costs (Unadjusted)

Equipment Costs for Commercial Vehicle On-Board (CV)

Note: The date in parentheses under the capital cost value and O&M cost value represents the dollar year of the cost values. All costs are in $K.
Unit Cost Element IDAS # Life
Years
Capital Cost
$K
(Source Year)
O&M Cost
$K/year
(Source Year)
Description View Sample Unit Cost Entries
Electronic ID TagCV001100.65 - 1.10
(1995)
0.013 - 0.022
(1995)
Includes ID tag, additional software & processing, and database storage. Software is COTS.
Communication Equipment - CVCV002101.15 - 2.25
(1995)
0.008 - 0.013
(1995)
Commercial vehicle communication interface and communication device (cell-based radio).
Central Processor and StorageCV003100.3 - 0.5
(1995)
0.006 - 0.010
(1995)
Equipment on board for the processing and storage of cargo material.
GPS/DGPS - CVCV004100.5 - 1.8
(2004)
0.12 - 0.60
(2004)
GPS for vehicle location. Capital cost depends on features of unit. O&M cost includes annual service fees.
Driver and Vehicle Safety Sensors, SoftwareCV005101.1 - 2.2
(1995)
0.04 - 0.08
(1995)
Additional software and processor for warning indicator and audio system interface, and onboard sensors for engine/vehicle and driver. Software is COTS.
Cargo Monitoring Sensors and GaugesCV006100.17 - 0.35
(1995)
0.017 - 0.035
(1995)
Optional on-board sensors for measuring temperature, pressure, and load leveling.
Electronic Cargo Seal - Disposable0.010 - 0.025
(2003)
Cost for a disposable radio frequency identification (RFID) E-seal that provides a complete and accurate audit trail of seal status during transport. Low is for passive, and high is for active E-seal communications.
Electronic Cargo Seal - Reusable0.035 - 0.440
(2002)
Cost for a reusable radio frequency identification (RFID) E-seal that provides a complete and accurate audit trail of seal status during transport. Low is for passive, and high is for active E-seal communications. Depending on vendor, some E-seals may incur a monthly service charge.
Autonomous Tracking Unit0.35 - 0.80
(2003)
0.144 - 0.420
(2003)
Chassis or container mounted unit that tracks location and condition of assets (cost for on-board sensors not included). Higher priced units provide greater functionality, such as polling of location information and increased quantities of sensor data. Annual service charges include the communications link between unit and data center, and information services.
Other Unit Cost Elements----Summary values under development