About to become a new O/O..need some advice

Discussion in 'Swift' started by SouthernOrangeman, Jan 9, 2015.

  1. SouthernOrangeman

    SouthernOrangeman Bobtail Member

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    OK I decided to get my own truck after making other Owners money..I have flown to New Boston and looking at a 2011 Volvo 780 with 483599 miles. They call it a RPO truck (I think) which means I am paying to own it which I'll be done in 15 months. I get the no payment for the first 21 days. I can't find out if there is still a factory warranty or not but Swift will give that first 30 day warranty. Right now, a new clutch is being installed as I write this. I was wondering 1. After the first 30 days if the truck needed to be in the shop for extended periods of time do I get the option to borrow a loaner truck to continue working and 2. Why is it against Swift policy to show repair history? I would appreciate any help to steer me in the right direction. Please keep the anti-lease sermons to yourself if that's all you have to offer.
     
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  3. imup4it

    imup4it Light Load Member

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    Good luck to you in your O/O position
     
  4. drvrtech77

    drvrtech77 Road Train Member

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    If you're buying this through swift and it was a swift fleet truck & they're refusing to show you the maintenance history...that's a major red flag....it shows that they could possibly trying to hide a serious previous issue with the truck..my advice is becareful...also you can run the Vin # on rigdig.com...it will pull all the dot inspection history and violations with that truck as well as any dot reportable accident .
     
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  5. Lucar

    Lucar Road Train Member

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    Fist you need to get your title clear, sorry but your operation is not an "owner op." It is a lease operator.
     
  6. skyviper73

    skyviper73 Heavy Load Member

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    If you are going to be responsible for a truck, you need to be responsible for keeping yourself rolling. Get on with Schneider Choice or Landstar. If a dispatcher is controlling your income, you will just feel like a company driver with more stress and responsibilities.
     
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  7. crzyjarmans

    crzyjarmans Road Train Member

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    Why is it against swift policy to see what repairs that have been done? Because must would probably walk away, 1st year drivers have a higher percentage for accidents, if you can't see the record, you should walk away
     
  8. rwdfinch50

    rwdfinch50 Medium Load Member

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    It seems to me that in order to own a 2011 780 with those miles in 15 months, your payments will have to be in the $3,000 to $4,000 per month range. If they're promising you it will be paid off in 15 months, unless you're putting a huge down payment on it, you need to be very wary.
    Check the listings for a similar tractor, and you'll see what I mean. If you are putting a huge down payment on the truck, then you may want to check around. Not getting the maintenance info on the truck is a really big red fleg.
     
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  9. SouthernOrangeman

    SouthernOrangeman Bobtail Member

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    I decided to walk away because I just didn't feel comfortable signing for something and couldn't see maintenance history. I understand there is no Carfax for big trucks...but there should be.
     
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  10. Arielit0oo

    Arielit0oo Light Load Member

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    ^Good choice on walking away.
     
  11. bubbanbrenda

    bubbanbrenda Road Train Member

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    The only people keeping secrets are the people with something to hide. Just my $0.02...
     
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