Lone mountain SCAM

Discussion in 'Report A BAD Trucking Company Here' started by Debal, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. Kforrest

    Kforrest Bobtail Member

    2
    0
    Sep 4, 2016
    0
    I asked because that's what I was told in April of this year..After making down payment I went out to test drive the truck after which there was a. break issue ABS light came on and tractor pulled to right when breaking.The guy who went out with me on test drive told me "we only fix it If its a DOT ISSUE" at that time I walked away from the deal. Was told later that I should have called the sales person in Iowa and he would have gotten those issues resolved.
     
  2. Eddiec

    Eddiec Heavy Load Member

    949
    1,109
    Feb 2, 2015
    0
    Go to Truckpaper, spec a truck with at least 475 HP, 13 or 18 speeds a 70 inch bunk and 75 to 90k miles per model year. You will usually find good o/o trucks at small Family owned OEM dealerships around the country, that were sold by them. This is a good starting point.
     
    Broke Down 69 and Lepton1 Thank this.
  3. daywalker24

    daywalker24 Light Load Member

    "I am Groot.."
     
    Oldironfan and flood Thank this.
  4. martym

    martym Bobtail Member

    4
    2
    Jan 9, 2018
    0
    Look them up in RipOffReport.com
     
    Oldironfan Thanks this.
  5. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    22,920
    71,710
    May 4, 2015
    0
    I think if you look for a used truck that has an APU, your going to be a leg up. Or one that has an opti idle system, something that limits the wtf idling.

    I always recommend to people when they start asking to look at Penske's web site, because they are maintenance FREAKS, and keep all records, and you can view them. You can see trends of what may break, what's definitely going to break, what might be a 'lemon' truck where everything breaks.
    Not saying buy there, it's a good source as well, but you can research thousands of maintenance report, and form an informed opinion ( Wow WTF is that ), and look too see specific things when you do go to buy.

    I still think if you don't beat the truck, you don't over idle the truck, the truck won't beat you.
    Just a theory.

    All that being said, if I could get my cousin to team, we'd be sporting one of LM's new 900's.
     
    gentleroger and Lepton1 Thank this.
  6. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

    6,970
    10,139
    Dec 15, 2007
    Northern Indiana
    0
    I'm in a truck leased from Penske, and I wouldn't call them "maintenance freaks". You need 4 drive tires on the same axle? We'll replace one this time, then another one a month from now, then the last 2 6 months from now. And they may be recaps, virgin, or maybe a new recap, and a used tire next to each other.
     
    Broke Down 69 Thanks this.
  7. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

    22,920
    71,710
    May 4, 2015
    0
    Dude they keep the best records out of anyone in this game.
     
  8. Lonesome

    Lonesome Mr. Sarcasm

    6,970
    10,139
    Dec 15, 2007
    Northern Indiana
    0
    That may be, they might have the best record keeping out there. But if they're not changing the parts, then there ain't much in them there records.........
     
    Broke Down 69 and TB John Thank this.
  9. Dryver

    Dryver Road Train Member

    2,812
    2,547
    Nov 30, 2008
    Sioux Falls, SD
    0

    Yeah, Its on the internet so it must be true. Just a bunch of rants from brainless cry babies that want everything given to them.

    >drop microphone, walking away . . .
     
  10. Bro_Dave

    Bro_Dave Medium Load Member

    355
    237
    Nov 5, 2013
    0
    I have a feeling that those who are singing the praises of Lone Mountain have never leased a truck from them.
     
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted