Looking to find out a value of a freightliner truck I will be selling.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Wife of trucker, Sep 28, 2021.

value of truck question

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  1. Wife of trucker

    Wife of trucker Bobtail Member

    Sep 28, 2021
    My husband passed away was a owner operator . Going to sell his freightliner truck what web site
    do I go to to get a honest value for his truck. with his vin # .
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  3. Dino soar

    Dino soar Road Train Member

    Dec 8, 2017
    First I'm very sorry to hear of your situation.

    Second thing is do you have the maintenance records for the truck?

    The way the trucks are valued is not necessarily by the year or by the particular truck that it is, on an older truck like that you'll get the highest value by having the maintenance records because it shows what was done to it and all of the upkeep that was done. A truck like that has a higher value than a truck that has no maintenance records.

    And if he did a lot of work to the truck and he kept up with it then the truck will have a higher value than another truck of the same year that that's not the case.

    Owner operators keep track of all that so you should have files somewhere that shows what all of the work that was done to it.

    I'm not sure there's a particular website anywhere that will give you a value based on the VIN number but if you can find those records and maybe post some photos and we can get some information about the truck I think right here we probably would be able to help you figure a value for it.

    It would be helpful to know the year and model and what engine is in it and what transmission is in it. If you don't have that information that's okay, I'm sure we can help you to figure where to look for that and how to find that out.

    Being specific about what the truck is will also help you when you do sell it.

    Try not to be in a rush to sell it now until you can discover those maintenance records and figure what the truck exactly is because the used truck Market is bringing a lot of money right now and I would hate to see you sell the truck for less than you should get for it.
  4. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

    Sep 18, 2013
    list it for lots of money. people will pay stupid money sometimes. i sold a truck i was driving at the flying j in pecos tx to a mexican and flew home. bed sheets and all. cash is king. dont put feelings into the sale. your husband would want you to get the most money
  5. Diesel Dave

    Diesel Dave Last Few of the OUTLAWS

    Jan 20, 2010
    Hesperia, Ca.
    You can post it on here, take pictures, post year, engine, etc for starters…..
  6. ready2truck

    ready2truck Medium Load Member

    Oct 27, 2020
    You came to the wrong place. These guys will tell you the truck is worth a six pack and a pack of gum
  7. Midwest Trucker

    Midwest Trucker Road Train Member

    Aug 31, 2018
    TruckPaper.com May be helpful but post info and pics about it here. Lots of knowledgeable people and it’s a sellers market right now.
  8. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

    Mar 25, 2014
    Sorry for your loss.

    There is no exact site that values semi trucks like Kelly blue book. The values are more market driven and right now is about the best market to sell in the last 30 years.

    You can search Truck Paper for similar trucks and compile a average. However I feel anything on truckpaper is overpriced.

    Wish you the best of luck and do not give it away if its a nice cared for piece of equipment. This is a sellers market.
  9. Vampire

    Vampire Light Load Member

    May 14, 2011
    Sorry for your loss. Condolences to you and your family. I believe the fellers have covered everything here on how and where to list it.
  10. '88K100

    '88K100 Heavy Load Member

    Aug 23, 2020
    Sorry for your loss
    Did he have any honest friends in the industry who could help you set the value.? Someone familiar with the truck and its history
    No hard and fast rule on used trucks,,its all determined by mileage, specs and overall condition.
    Rideandrepair Thanks this.
  11. feldsforever

    feldsforever Road Train Member

    Nov 22, 2019
    I'm sorry for your loss, no one wants to lose a loved one. If I may suggest, start the truck once a week to keep the batteries charged and the rodents away.
    Depending on age mileage and repairs, manual or automatic. day cab or sleeper and sleeper size. Color of the truck and mood of the buyer. And negation skills. You could be sitting on a decent check.
    Please keep it started and du plenty of do diligence. I wish you luck. Please post pictures when you can.
    Vampire Thanks this.
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