We pay anywhere from $100-125/ hr for moves here. The projects we are getting into are now further from home so we were looking at our trucking costs going for
$250-300 per move to $400-600 per move. Couple that with the uncertainty of getting a hired truck exactly when you need it and getting our own truck made more sense.
Besides moving our own machines, the biggest reason for the truck was a backup for the hired trucks in our mulch business. I have a great trucker we work with but it's still nice to have a backup incase he is called away on another job or something happens to his truck.