New driver looking to purchase a used truck

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  1. amrogers3

    amrogers3 Bobtail Member

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    Hello, I am looking to purchase a used 2015-2016 Volvo automatic. Can anyone recommend a dealer, preferably in the south/midwest area? Would prefer to buy from a dealer for peace of mind and warranty option.

    Found Bruckners and they have a wide selection but seem a little pricey.
     
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  3. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    There's a dealer in Nashville that sells used Volvo's that were leased to Averitt Express and First Fleet.
    Trucks are well cared for during the lease. All the trucks are red.
    Can't remember the name of the dealer, but shouldn't be hard to find.
    They usually have some white ones that were leased to other companies.
    Those Volvo automatics are a dream to drive; best automatic out there.
     
  4. kemosabi49

    kemosabi49 Trucker Forum STAFF Staff Member

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    Wherever you buy, dealer or not, keep emotion out of your decision. you are buying a tool. Get a oil analysis done on the engine tranny and rears, have a dyno run with a blow by test, get a ecm dump so you can look at things like mileage as compared to idle hours and find a mechanic you can trust to go over the whole truck with a critical eye. If whoever you want to buy from won't let you do this then run.
    Yes you will spend some money doing this, maybe only to find out you need to keep looking but it will be money well spent
     
  5. amrogers3

    amrogers3 Bobtail Member

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    Thanks for the tip. You referring to Nacarato? That's all I could find out of Nashville.
     
  6. amrogers3

    amrogers3 Bobtail Member

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    Sounds like a great idea. However, I am not sure how to even go about to doing this. How would I find if this service was offered in the area I am trying to purchase the truck in?
     
  7. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Medium Load Member

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    You may want to do a bit more research before you commit to a big investment. Google semi tractor pre purchace inspection, semi tractor oil analysis. Learn what these services entail and what they are looking for. You will likely be buying a WELL USED tractor with lots of miles and many repairs in the future. Sometimes old and cheap are not the best route. Downtime equals no income. Good Luck
     
  8. Chinatown

    Chinatown Road Train Member

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    Yes, that's the one.
     
  9. Schnoodledorfer

    Schnoodledorfer Bobtail Member

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    How are you planning to insure the truck? Through whoever you will lease the truck to? As a new driver, you won't be able to get insurance, otherwise, will you?

    Added. I don't know anything about their trucks, but I saw an advertisement saying that Schneider Trucks was lowering the prices on their used stock that they are trying to sell. The picture included some Volvos.
     
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  10. lovesthedrive

    lovesthedrive Is here to help

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    Get some miles driven with a company before owning.
     
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    Dockbumper Medium Load Member

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    ^^^What he said^^^:D
     
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