age restriction on truck and trailer.

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  1. truckman29801

    truckman29801 Medium Load Member

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    Are there age restrictions on trucks and trailers in the reefer side of trucking? If so what are they? Besides CA. I'm NOT Headin to California, not headed to California
     
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  3. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    As long as it keeps the produce at temp I don't see what would matter. You may get mean looks from other drivers if your reefer is super loud tho...lol
     
  4. Bayle

    Bayle Road Train Member

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    May depend on customer, on dry van side I've had shippers say no trailers over 10 years old.
     
  5. coastie

    coastie Road Train Member

    Yes the trailer would need to be in good shape. I almost was turned away due to bad floor once and they wished they had when the looked and seen where I was leaking fuel backing in. Good old junk truck I was driving Cabover
     
  6. CDL1968

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    As long as the truck and trailer meet and pass all DOT standards you can use it.

    Some companies have maximum ages on equipment.

    If you are an independent then you may worry about higher operating cost of older equipment, like breakdowns and higher insurance rates.

    If you have a 6 month old trailer and it is damaged than a customer will not load you.

    If you have a 1995 trailer and it is in great shape the shipper most likely never ask.

    Now tankers are a whole different story, as customers & broker will ask about age of your equipment.

    No matter what if you have 1-2 breakdowns that cost you or your broker a load or even a customer, you might be out of business before you really even get started. Because brokers and customers do talk to one another about this stuff.
     
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  7. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    Wrong age restrictions....lol
     
    CDL1968 Thanks this.
  8. truckman29801

    truckman29801 Medium Load Member

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    WTF LMAOOO. its ok i understand.
     
  9. truckman29801

    truckman29801 Medium Load Member

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    ok so what about the truck, excellent shape but a 95' kenworth low miles, mechanically excellent. trailer is a 06' with a nice unit, good floor, great tandems (no cracks in the frame) I dont want to spend this money i have and find out i have a truck that is too old and i have to put the 5th on my back and pull it myself..................#### ill still be too old lol 21 years haha
     
  10. ‘Olhand

    ‘Olhand Cantankerous Crusty

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    If your runnin for yourself--not a problem--good lookin older hoods are all over in the produce game--good luck
     
  11. Noggin

    Noggin Road Train Member

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    Yeah commifornia is the only one with age resttictions on the truck.....I think
     
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