I want to buy a used truck want your opinions guys

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Soufianebef, Nov 1, 2022.

  1. Lexuslane

    Lexuslane Medium Load Member

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    Is the approved $50k loan using the tractor as collateral?
    And are you counting on spending $25k for the tractor and the other $25k for the fix up?

    in other words are you borrowing the fix up money too ?

    the loan will most likely be based on the initial purchase price of the tractor , they are most likely not going to loan the fix up money too.
    Minus 25%


    also tell us about your driving experience .

    you came to the right place for advice but you might not like the advice you get .

    I’d suggest working as a company driver for at least a year, and saving as much money as you can , while learning as much as you can about the business .
     
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  3. Soufianebef

    Soufianebef Bobtail Member

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    I have the option to get one with Detroit 60 14l or Cat C15 6 Cylinder Diesel 435 hp Engine what you think which one yo choose ?
     
  4. Soufianebef

    Soufianebef Bobtail Member

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    I accept all advices and everyday I try to improve myself, I worked with eagle transportation hauling gas and ethanol for 4 months Im a fast learner so I felt ready to start work under the authority of my friend what you think? Should I wait?
     
  5. The Crossword Trucker

    The Crossword Trucker Heavy Load Member

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    How long has your friend had his authority ?
    Has he been through tough times and survived or is he new and this year is the first rough economy he has seen?
    With only 4 months experience in trucking , you are going to have to lean on him a lot
    The last few years has been amazing in trucking and everyone was a winner
    But this industry is cyclical and you need to be able to make it during the hard times
    If you wait 6 months those trucks might be a lot cheaper as more companies go out of business
    You really have picked a bad time to buy a truck but who knows?
     
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  6. Soufianebef

    Soufianebef Bobtail Member

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    He has it almost two years his doing great, but yes I can wait for truck prices to get cheaper, thanks for the advice
     
  7. bad-luck

    bad-luck Road Train Member

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    You really need to take a mechanic with you to inspect the truck the best he can. Sometimes you can get a nice piece of equipment at an auction, however you are taking a chance as it could need major mechanical repairs.
     
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  8. OldeSkool

    OldeSkool Road Train Member

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    I honestly don’t know. The Cat is more expensive to work on, but probably debatably a better engine. I’ve ran mostly Detroit and really like them mechanically. Fuel mileage not so much.
     
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  9. Soufianebef

    Soufianebef Bobtail Member

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    Could you please check oil sample result is it good?
     

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  10. Soufianebef

    Soufianebef Bobtail Member

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    Is the oil sample good?
     

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  11. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    Kinda vague. No mention of how many hours are on the oil.
     
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