Enter the purchase price, depreciation rate, age of the trailer, and years of usage into the calculator to determine the trailer value.

Trailer Value Formula

The following formula can be used to calculate the value of a trailer.

TV = (P - (D * A)) / (Y + 1)


  • TV is the trailer value ($)
  • P is the purchase price of the trailer ($)
  • D is the depreciation rate per year (decimal)
  • A is the age of the trailer (years)
  • Y is the years of usage

To calculate the trailer value, subtract the product of the depreciation rate and the age of the trailer from the purchase price. Then divide the result by the sum of the years of usage and 1.

What is a Trailer Value?

A Trailer Value is a term used in the transportation industry, specifically in trucking and logistics, to refer to the monetary worth or value of a trailer. This value can be determined by various factors such as the trailer’s age, condition, size, type, and any additional features it may have. The trailer value is important for purposes such as insurance, sales, and financing.

How to Calculate Trailer Value?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Trailer Value using the given formula:

  1. First, determine the purchase price of the trailer ($).
  2. Next, determine the depreciation rate per year (decimal).
  3. Next, determine the age of the trailer (years).
  4. Next, determine the years of usage.
  5. Next, gather the formula from above = TV = (P – (D * A)) / (Y + 1).
  6. Finally, calculate the Trailer Value.
  7. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem:

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

purchase price of the trailer ($) = 5000

depreciation rate per year (decimal) = 0.1

age of the trailer (years) = 3

years of usage = 5