Advice On Finding New Truck

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  1. TowNHaul

    TowNHaul Bobtail Member

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    Some questions to the experienced crew -
    1. Have you ever had times like this where there is a shortage on new trucks?
    2. What lists, classifieds, or national searches are available for sourcing new trucks?
    3. Does anyone have any direct contacts of dealers with new trucks available / companies or fleets, that are selling their new trucks? if so and can share / PM info it would be appreciated.

    Thank You
     
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  3. Big Road Skateboard

    Big Road Skateboard Road Train Member

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  4. Ridgeline

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    1- yes
    2 - truck paper, Richie brothers auction (yes sometimes there are new trucks)
    3 - of course, but won’t share.
     
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  5. Long FLD

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    1. No, as far as a true shortage of new trucks. In the late 90’s there was a strike and Peterbilts were 18 months out for a while but that was only one manufacturer.

    2. Internet has many sources.

    3. Start calling dealers if you need a new truck. Having the money in hand and ready to go will help your process. You may get lucky and find one that had a cancellation or you may get put in touch with someone willing to sell their new truck, for a nice profit of course.
     
  6. TowNHaul

    TowNHaul Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the reply - have searched #1 extensively, have looked through #2 in my search, however haven't found anything suitable. For #3 what if there's a thank you finders fee included assuming I can make a deal with what's available? Are you open to PM information?

    Thank You
     
  7. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    What are your specifications for a new truck?
     
  8. TowNHaul

    TowNHaul Bobtail Member

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    Must have 72"+ Sleeper, Open on make/model, prefer T680, Cascadia, VNL - open to Lonestar - 40,000 lbs at the rear, 200 gallon+ tanks, 5 yr 500k warranty, prefer automatic with APU - but open to see what's out there. Do you have something available? even if doesn't meet the above, feel free to message/PM me.

    Thank You
     
  9. Eddiec

    Eddiec Road Train Member

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    Truck paper listed 26
    Also check these dealers on social media-- Steve Carbone( Peterbilt Steve) Zach Tate & Bill Stearns

    https://www.truckpaper.com/listings...&RearAxleLbs=40000&Axle=Tandem&SleeperSize=70
     
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  10. Long FLD

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    Most of those 26 trucks don’t exist.
     
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