Can you recommend dealers that have new trucks available to buy now?

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  1. TruckRunner

    TruckRunner Heavy Load Member

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    Hello, I apologize in advance if this is a secret that no one wishes to endudge. I am calling dealers all over the country for a new truck and they all say none are available. It also makes no sense since I see new trucks on lots that I pass by on the interstate so are those all reserved? I must be calling the wrong places and wanted to know if you know of any Volvo or Freightliner dealers with trucks available to buy right away that are not white. Thanks.
     
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  3. Tug Toy

    Tug Toy Road Train Member

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    Only place I’ve seen any new trucks on a lot is the Volvo dealer in Alsip,IL.

    They are all white though.

    We ordered new trucks in may. Got one so far. The others will arrive sometime after October. Out dealer dose Kenworth, Mack and Volvo at 11 locations. No new trucks available for immediate delivery! They said the other day if we ordered one that day it would be July build date.

    They do however have 1 of our old pieces of junk sitting on there lot all shined up waiting for a sucker.
     
  4. SteveScott

    SteveScott Road Train Member

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    I'm picking up a new T680 KW next week. It's not spec and was pre-ordered by the dealer with a bunch of other trucks they keep in their inventory. Getting it through Inland Kenworth in Phoenix. If you change your mind about getting a FL or Volvo, they should have trucks.
     
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  5. dclerici1

    dclerici1 Medium Load Member

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    All you have to do is go to Truckpaper.com, new Freightliners in colors are in there.
     
  6. TruckRunner

    TruckRunner Heavy Load Member

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    I have. Call any of the dealers on any truck you see and let me know what they say.
     
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  7. TallJoe

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    The mass of trucks at many dealerships are already ordered and specked...ready to be picked up by their buyers. I am afraid that the only way to buy a truck off the lot is when the original buyer decided to withdraw from the deal even though the truck was waiting on him already. I spoke with a Volvo dealer and he said that they require $2 grand deposit, that will be forfeited if the buyer bails on the purchase. He said it was 3-4 months a wait. They must have time of their life, those smooth talk truck dealers.
     
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  8. dclerici1

    dclerici1 Medium Load Member

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    Are you looking for something in particular, or just a Cascadia painted other than white?
     
  9. Young_Gun

    Young_Gun Light Load Member

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    Hi TruckRunner,

    I work for a Freightliner dealership, and I can say for certain that the trucks you're seeing on the lot are already sold, and are ready to be picked up. Right now build-times are pushed back nearly 282 days (for retail sales). There is an extreme demand right now, and new trucks are VERY hard to come by. If you find a dealer who has a new truck, for sale, on their lot, beware. They know what the demand is and are going to mark that truck up higher than usual. If you wish, contact me and I can put you in contact with one our of retail salesmen.

    Hope this helps.
     
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  10. DaveT445

    DaveT445 Bobtail Member

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    Would you say other brands such as volvo or pete have build-times as long as the 282 you listed above?
     
  11. Young_Gun

    Young_Gun Light Load Member

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    I would be lying if I told you anything that doesn't involve Freightliner, but I do know there is a huge demand for trucks, regardless of Make, (maybe not Internationals but.. who wants a Navastar, Maxxforce anyone?).
     
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