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Old Yesterday, 07:53   #3496
kjclow
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We have an LTL transfer station across the street from my office. I'd guess that at any time of the day, there are probably two dozen tractors sitting on the lot. Figure that's probably 10% of their total fleet. Let's assume 240 tractors on a 10% per year replacement schedule. Musk wants a $5000 hold payment per tractor, so that's $120,000 that is no longer available for replacing tractors or maintenance on the other tractors. Unless Mush is paying interest on that money, it looks like a substantial drain on the cash value of the company.
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