Confused on what semi to buy

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Alqazaha, Nov 28, 2023.

  1. Numb

    Numb Crusty Curmudgeon

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    bored rich kid?
     
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  3. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Road Train Member

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    Having driven a full lease truck I read the maintenance as minimum amount done to satisfy warranty purposes… often it requires a lot of maintenance now .
     
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  4. TheLoadOut

    TheLoadOut Road Train Member

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    lol, ok, enough already, guys, we are definitely being taken on a joyride. Aww man I needed a good laugh.
     
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  5. Phoenix Heavy Haul

    Phoenix Heavy Haul Medium Load Member

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    I’d definitely go with the KW daycab you mentioned. It’ll be perfect for hauling heavy weight OTR.

    Don’t listen too the naysayers, you got free money!! Pimp that sucker out with lots of chrome and let her eat!
     
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  6. Sons Hero

    Sons Hero Heavy Load Member

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    If you have lots of free money, you want a W900A, Cat power 3406 is good, 3408 is better if you can find it, 5+4 manual transmission, 3.90 rears, and a looong wheelbase. The long wheelbase is for ride quality. Or a Peterbilt 359 specced similarly is great. If you are looking to lower your taxes, an efficient truck is exactly what you don’t want, so I would suggest you avoid Freightliner. If it doesn’t have a decent sounding Jake brake, it’s too new
     
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  7. Alqazaha

    Alqazaha Bobtail Member

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    I was quoted $13k a year for liability and cargo. My brother has a smaller truck and it been in business for 4 years so we are adding the CDL driver to his insurance plan. I was expecting $35k a year.
     
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  8. Alqazaha

    Alqazaha Bobtail Member

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    Thanks. How do I do that? I don’t know much so I am learning as I go. I been reading so much on Reddit and here.
     
  9. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    How did you accomplish this?
     
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  10. Alqazaha

    Alqazaha Bobtail Member

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    From a high salary and low expenses. My savings bring me a second income and I still work full time. I am paying for my brother to get his CDL license. I may get it if I like driving these things lol
     
  11. shanman

    shanman Medium Load Member

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    how were you quoted when you don’t even know what truck your gonna buy?
     
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