Trucking Financial Projections Template & Expenses Spreadsheet

Purchase a trucking financial projections template built specifically for your business. Create investor and lender-ready projections in less than one hour with a trucking expenses spreadsheet prepared by CPAs in Excel. Download your trucking income and expense Excel spreadsheet online today at ProjectionHub.

How it works?

Our CPA built trucking spreadsheet allows you to create trucking industry standard projections based on your unique plan.

Looking for a business loan or investment to grow your trucking business? Our template will help you impress potential funders.

Our CPA developed template enables you to create professional projections based on your unique assumptions.

Create investor- and lender-ready projections in hours, not days.

Built for trucking financial models specifically — our software has been used by hundreds of trucking companies to develop financial forecasts. Based on this experience we decided to create a customized Excel template that makes creating trucking business pro-formas easy.

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Step 1: Purchase and download the template

After purchase, you will download an unlocked Excel file with a ready-to-usefinancial projection template for your business model

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Step 2: Enter your assumptions on the input tabs

Trucking Sales Forecast

  • The revenue model has two categories of revenue: dedicated routes and over-the-road / spot freight. The model helps you determine potential revenue by estimating your number of drivers and number of miles per day per driver. From there, you can set your revenue per mile for each type of route, and you can also set your costs per mile (driver pay, fuel, etc). The model will project revenue and direct expenses for you for five years. The predicted values will be automatically carried to the financial statements. 

Trucking Expense Spreadsheet

  • ​You will be asked to input monthly expenses into the spreadsheet, which already includes some industry standard expenses and dollar amounts to help you get started. The trucking business operating expenses will flow through to the financial statements for you. You can enter your monthly expenses as fixed amounts or you can set them on a per driver or per mile basis. The first three months of the model are broken out separately so that you can enter start-up expenses. 

Trucking Business Assets and Liabilities

  • The general assumptions spreadsheet tab will help you enter your predicted asset purchase timeline. For each asset (truck, trailer, equipment, etc), you can enter the purchase date, purchase price, and individual financing assumptions such as down payment, loan amount, payment period, etc. Our model will calculate the cash flows for you, as well as interest expense and depreciation. 

Trucking Salaries and Owner/Operator Distributions

  • The salaries tab helps calculate monthly expenses for salaried employees, drivers and office staff, including employer taxes and benefits.

Step 3: The model is automatically updated based on your assumptions

Trucking Business Snapshot Tab

The At-A-Glace spreadsheet displays a financial forecast in the form of graphs, charts, ratios, and financial summaries, that will satisfy lenders like SBA, etc. 

Trucking Financial Statement Tabs

There are several Financial Statement tabs: the annual income statement (profit & loss), cash flow forecast, and balance sheet, and the month-by-month breakdowns of each report.

Investor Friendly Report

The trucking template is set up in a very informative and easy to digest way for investors or potential investors to gain meaningful insights. Investors or lenders can be granted access to the template and change any of the editable fields to play with assumptions. A copy of the template can also be made for investors to have complete access.

Tables, charts, graphs and dashboards include

Tables, charts, graphs and dashboards include:

  • Trucking Profit and loss
  • Use of startup capital graphs
  • Key trucking industry ratios ​​
  • Cash flow from operations graph
  • 5 years of monthly and annual profit and loss, cash flow and balance sheet forecasts

  • Profit and loss at a glance table

  • Use of start-up funds graph

  • Key ratios table

  • ​Cash generated from operating activities graph

  • Investor dashboard

  • 5 years of monthly and annual income statement, cash flow and balance sheet reports

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The ProjectionHub Team

Grace Cisna, CPA

Before joining ProjectionHub, Grace served as an auditor for a public accounting firm in Indianapolis. There, she audited start-up tech companies, major regional hospitals, public manufacturers and everything in between.

As an auditor, she gained insinullght to the inner workings of all kinds of business models. Grace is a CPA, has a bachelor’s degrees in Accounting and French and a Master’s of Accountancy all from the University of Iowa, where she also taught introductory accounting classes to undergraduates.

Grace loves to use her accounting expertise to serve as an advisor to her clients, helping them understand what it takes to make a business succeed.

Adam Hoeksema — Co-founder ProjectionHub

Adam is the co-founder of ProjectionHub which is a SaaS web application that helps entrepreneurs create financial projections for their business.

Since 2012, over 40,000 entrepreneurs from around the world have used ProjectionHub to help create financial projections.

Adam also serves as the Executive Director of Bankable. Bankable is a Small Business Administration (SBA) lender that makes loans from $500 to $250,000 to Indiana small businesses that are unable to secure financing from a traditional bank.

Adam has managed the loan program since loan #1 in 2010. Since 2010, Bankable has closed over 1,200 loans totaling over $38,000,000. Adam is an entrepreneur at heart and loves working with entrepreneurs to launch and grow their business.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is owning a trucking company profitable?

Yes. A well run trucking company can be quite profitable.  On average, a general freight trucking company can expect a profit margin of 6% - 8% of revenue.  A single truck that is kept busy throughout the year might expect to generate approximately $185,000 in annual revenue.  After paying the driver, you could expect up to $15,000 in annual profits. If you are the owner operator, you would get to keep the driver wages as well and increase your overall take home pay.

What is the most profitable trucking business?

Specialty trucking businesses are likely to be the most profitable type of trucking business, but would also likely come with a larger startup cost.  You should not only look at what type of truck is most profitable, but which type of truck would have the best percentage return on invested capital.  Our trucking financial projection template can help you run multiple scenarios to determine which type of truck might be most profitable for your specific situation.

How much do truck owners make per month?

On average, an owner-operator truck driver could expect to make $200,000 in annual revenue per year, or just under $17,000 per month before expenses.

How much money do I need to start a trucking company?

Although you might be able to buy a used truck for $25,000 and be on your way, we recommend that you expect to spend at least $50,000 in startup costs to start a trucking company properly.  If you are buying a used truck you will definitely need to have cash in savings for any repairs.  You will also need working capital for fuel, food, lodging etc during your first month while you wait to get paid by your customer.  It is important to create a cash flow projection before you start your trucking business so that you can determine just how much you will need to get started.

The cost of the template is estimated at $ 2000

If you hired a CPA to build this template from scratch it would take at least 20 hours of billable time to build a similar template. At an average hourly rate of $100 per hour it would cost you $2,000.

20 hours X $100 = $2,000 value

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