New to the Industry

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by Chrism197, Sep 16, 2020.

  1. Chrism197

    Chrism197 Bobtail Member

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    2015 Freightliner Cascadia 125 Sleeper Semi Truck - 72" Mid Roof Sleeper, Detroit 450HP, Ultrashift Plus 312000 can I get 3-5 years out of it I will be doing northwest route
     
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  3. Dockbumper

    Dockbumper Medium Load Member

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    How long have you been driving? Do you have your own Authority or are you going to lease on with a National Carrier. I would highly recommend that you find a competent mechanic to go over that truck with a fine toothed comb. Also, an oil analysis is a must. Plan to spend at least a grand for the above services. Good luck
     
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  4. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    You can ! Will the truck do it :)?!
     
  5. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    No, because we can’t see the truck or test it for reliability.


    These are not cars, they are tools, do you due diligence and check it out,
     
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  6. buddyd157

    buddyd157 Road Train Member

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    maybe it will. you will need an oil analysis, maintenance records, back ground check to see if it had been in any major accidents.

    i think the better thing you could have asked was, " since i am new to the industry, is there any recommended time frame, before i invest my money and become an o/o"..????
     
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  7. Accidental Trucker

    Accidental Trucker Road Train Member

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    Of course it will last that long. The question is, do you have enough money for the repairs to get it there?
     
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