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Old 02-21-2008, 11:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Interesting cost v. speed analysis

Certainly won't give you the best FE if you follow it, but it's interesting to look at. Perhaps a good way to help push you to move a bit closer to work, na?

http://www.dotphys.net/page1/page10/page11/page11.html

Anyway, check it out. I wish the site wasn't so iffy piffy (just look at that url), but beggers can't be choosers.

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Old 02-22-2008, 12:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What is "Pay Rate" ?

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I am going to make an applet. You need to enter the following:
- the distance you commute (one way)
- the efficiency (gas mileage) of your car at 60 mph - or any other specified speed above 60
- how much you make an hour (for salaried positions, I will just calculate your rate assuming a 40 hour work week - yes, I know this is not accurate)
- the price of gasoline in your area.
I don't get what you get paid has to do with how much $ worth of gas you burn.
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K, driving 95mph to work from now on.

I'd love to see how simplified the FE portion of this 'calculator' is. I bet its linear.
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What is "Pay Rate" ?
What you get paid per hour, I believe. You do get paid right?
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Salary vs. Hourly

It looks to breakdown hourly vs. flat-rate/salary employees.

For salary or per-mile folks with paid-fuel, speed is King, but you have to look at Environmental goals and the emissions profile. Your company may be looking at cost/mile as well.

For hourly folks, relax? It depends on overtime rules and flexibility, but slowing down definitely pays dividends.

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Now let me get this straight...
Efficiency 20 MPG
Speed for Efficiency 25 mph (the speed at which i get 20mpg)
Distance one way: 40 Mi
Fuel Cost: $2.89 Gal
Pay Rate: $0 per hour

Cost vertical, speed horizontal

At this rate, it costs me about $12 to make the trip at 61MPH

change pay rate to $12.5/Hr and suddenly it costs me about $19 to make the trip???
so... getting a raise would cost me money.

see what i don't get?
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I think it is made so you can tell your employees how fast to drive. If I pay someone to drive for me then it will be better for the pay expense for him to go fast but better for the fuel expense for him to go slow. It doesn't really help the individual unless you can clock in and earn more money if you get to work faster...

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