Buying a older truck

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  1. Smarttim21

    Smarttim21 Bobtail Member

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    hi all right now i run otr for prime have been for bout year and a half. Been making decent money as lease. Ive been doing reserch around home ie buffalo ny and a rew places i can lease onto with a older truck.. Im thinking buying a older truck (1994-2000) ish. I am me mechanically inclined so most repairs are no problem. Buying this truck then doing strictly short runs 1000 miles or less. Anyone doing this? Thanks tim
     
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  3. blairandgretchen

    blairandgretchen Road Train Member

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  4. Smarttim21

    Smarttim21 Bobtail Member

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    Is that running short runs or otr? What type of freight?
     
  5. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    1000 miles for me is otr,must of the better paying loads for me are under 600 miles.
     
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    kw600 Road Train Member

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    Same here. I run a 2003 KW but I just overhauled it this past February. Doing 1,000-1300 a week, butbut shortershorter runs
     
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  7. Smarttim21

    Smarttim21 Bobtail Member

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    Im looking at a 1988 cab over freightliner guy wants 5000 been overhauled needs tires and brakes but if im doing less than 2000 miles a week i think that should work
     
  8. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    Just depends on what your going to do with it. If it has a small motor and you pull heavy loads it may not last long.
     
  9. truckthatpassesyouby

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    "Starting on August 1st, 2017, all new trucks will have to be equipped with federally approved anti-rollover measures. This applies only to trucks and buses with a gross vehicle weight over 26,000 pounds."


    Old trucks are a bad investment it looks like....oh oh
     
  10. 062

    062 Road Train Member

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    Why would that be?
     
  11. truckthatpassesyouby

    truckthatpassesyouby Road Train Member

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    Don't mind me I'm not an owner. I don't know a single thing. I'm a steering wheel holder.
     
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