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Truck Stop Feasibility Study

Wert-Berater, Inc. specializes in providing expert and reliable feasibility studies for truck stop projects.

 

Our team of experienced professionals

evaluates all aspects of the project to ensure

its success – from project inception to

construction and operations planning.

 

Choose us to help you make informed

decisions for your truck stop project.

Book a meeting to interview us, ask questions and view samples of our work.

Because of client project confidentiality, unfortunately we do not email samples to customers  - Client Confidentiality is Sacred.

Truck Stop
Feasibility Study

At Wert-Berater, Inc., we are experts in Truck Stop Feasibility Studies, providing essential information to those seeking SBA 7(a) or SBA 504, USDA B&I or other commercial loans.

 

Our team of professionals is dedicated to delivering accurate and comprehensive evaluations of gas station properties, including market analysis, financial projections, and site assessments.

 

With our expertise and attention to detail, we help clients make informed decisions about their investments and develop successful business plans.

Whether your project is Franchised, Independent, includes QSR(s) and, Retail, Convenience Store or accompanying truck wash, we have the experience to provide a comprehensive truck stop feasibility study that assist your decision making process and potential loan underwriting in compliance with the Small Business Administration (SBA), USDA or other commercial loan requirements.

See our Experience Page for recent Truck Stop Feasibility Studies completed around the nation.

FAQs

How do we do it?

Truck Stop Feasibility Studies are carried out by a careful evaluation as presented in the following Truck Stop Feasibility Statement of Work which complies with USDA and SBA loan underwriting requirements.

We subscribe to reliable sources of data that are accepted by loan underwriters.

Will my Truck Stop Feasibility Study be accepted by my lender?

We are approved by a vast network of SBA Lenders, CDC's and Commercial Banks.  Prior to ordering your Truck Stop Feasibility Study, if your lender is not on our list, we are pleased to provide our feasibility study consultant credentials including E&O Insurance, Sample Truck Stop Feasibility Studies, references, and our resumes.

How much does a Truck Stop Feasibility Study cost?

Depending on the complexity of the project and the time needed to have a completed Truck Stop Feasibility Study ready, the cost varies from about $10,000 to $15,000.

How much time is needed for us to complete and deliver your Truck Stop Feasibility Study?

This depends on our workload when you order your truck stop feasibility study.  

RUSH orders cost extra, but can be completed in as little as 10-business days, providing you have the necessary items provided to us at engagement.

Generally, Truck Stop Feasibility Studies are completed in about 15 to 20 business days.  

What items do I need to provide to have a Truck Stop Feasibility Study completed? 

Our Truck Stop Feasibility Studies are comprehensive and intended for loan underwriting purposes.   

 

A Truck Stop Feasibility Study used for loan underwriting must be a third party unbiased feasibility study.  

We normally request the following items when you engage us for a Truck Stop Feasibility Study:

  • Parcel number(s)

  • Land cost

  • Site plan

  • Franchise agreement (s) or summaries of the terms

  • Building renderings and dimensions  (SF areas and allocations)

  • If a QSR(s) is part of your plan, we must know which franchise and the SF area allocation

  • Project cost breakdown

  • Land cost and when purchased or is it under contract

  • Resumes for all owners with 20% or more interest

  • Loan terms applied for including Loan Type such as SBA 504 or 7(a), USDA, loan amount(s), interest rate and amortization

  • Copy of your business plan including your projections

  • Any appraisals

  • Any environmental reports (if a purchase, continuance or reposition project, all Phase I or Phase II Environmental assessments

  • Lender term sheet if available

  • Other items you deem important

  • Lender contact details

Truck Stop Feasibility Study Statement of Work

Executive Summary

Truck Feasibility Studies are designed to comply with SBA, USDA and other commercial loan application requirements. 

 

The Executive Summary includes the following items:

  • Project summary concerning the franchise(s) (if any), planned improvements details and location

  • Loan request details

  • Project cost summary

  • Conclusions and Recomendations

2

Economic Feasibility

Truck Stop Feasibility Study site analysis is a critical component of the project whether its of new construction or a repositioning project, a compete site analysis is completed summarized as follows:

Information regarding project site including:

  • Land area

  • Site locator maps

  • Zoning

  • Flood zone

  • Access and Road Service to the Site

  • Utilities availability

  • Availability of infrastructure

  • Visibility

  • Forecourt

  • Traffic counts

  • Neighborhood analysis

  • Radius Demographics

  • Intended hours of operation

  • Franchise information and background for fuel sales, c-store and QRS's if any

  • Availability of Trained or Trainable Labor

  • Labor scheme which summarizes the number of employees, shifts worked, wages and benefits

  • Site analysis summary 

  • Conclusions

3

Market Feasibility

The market feasibility section for a Truck Stop Feasibility Study includes the following items:

  • National industry overview

  • Local competitive analysis including existing, in-planning and under construction competitors 

  • Road way influences

  • Traffic capture rates

  • Neighborhood competitor fuel sales history and growth rates

  • Store Fuel sales estimates, including seasonality

  • Convenience store, QSR, car wash and other inside sales estimates

  • Conclusions

4

Technical Feasibility

The technical feasibility study section for a Truck Stop feasibility study includes the following items:

  • Suitability of the selected site for the intended use including an environmental impact analysis

  • Development and construction cost estimates

  • Commercial Replication risks

  • Regulation and Governmental Action

  • Conclusions

5

Financial Feasibility

Financial Feasibility

The financial feasibility study section for a Truck Stop feasibility study includes the following items:

  • Pro Forma Assumptions Summary

  • Gallons Sold Analysis

  • Pro forma (10 years) 

  • Discounted Cash Flow Analysis (DCF)

  • Internal Rate of Return (IRR) Analysis 3-, 5-, 7-, and 10-year hold

  • Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR)

  • Sensitivity Analysis

  • Breakeven Analysis

  • Conclusions

6

Management Feasibility

The Truck Stop management feasibility section includes:

  • Summary of your experience, education, and training for all owners with a 20% interest or more

  • Ownership interest summary

  • Availability of short-term credit

  • Tax issues, if any

  • Company organizational chart

  • Type of legal entity and information concerning its formation

  • Conclusions

Why choose Wert-Berater, Inc. for your Truck Stop Feasibility Study and what sets Wert-Berater, Inc. from their competitors?

We are a small and focused firm that specializes in feasibility studies since 1998 having over 25-years of experience.  

We are lender underwriting report focused, thereby your lender will be provided with the appropriate third party assessment of your project.  We understand the loan underwriting process. 

 

Over the decades, feedback from lenders has helped shape our Truck Stop Feasibility Studies to comply with underwriting demands.

Moreover, we have experience in a wide array of markets and franchises.  

Our in-house files include feasibility studies that we have provided whereas many owners have provided us with financial statements for their other Truck Stops thus we have developed well-supported pro forma statements based on actual financial statement ratios in just about all 5o states and territories.

We also subscribe to platforms such as RMA (Risk Management Association), ArcGIS Business Analyst, and Dun & Bradstreet which provides us with localized competitor financial data for competitors. 

 

Concerning fuel sales, we also communicate with local jobbers.

Our Truck Stop Feasibility Studies are bankable feasibility studies mostly used for to support loan applications. 

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