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.
About to become a new O/O..need some advice
Discussion in 'Swift' started by SouthernOrangeman, Jan 9, 2015.
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imup4it Light Load Member
- Oct 13, 2014
Good luck to you in your O/O position
drvrtech77 Road Train Member
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 .
Fist you need to get your title clear, sorry but your operation is not an "owner op." It is a lease operator.CJndaTruck, dieselfuelonly and 30-aught-6 Thank this.
skyviper73 Heavy Load Member
- Feb 17, 2012
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.drvrtech77 Thanks this.
crzyjarmans Road Train Member
rwdfinch50 Medium Load Member
- Nov 6, 2007
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.CHHALL3 Thanks this.
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Arielit0oo Light Load Member
- Jul 6, 2014
^Good choice on walking away.
bubbanbrenda Road Train Member
- Feb 27, 2011
The only people keeping secrets are the people with something to hide. Just my $0.02...
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