Owner operator 5 years or newer truck rule good or bad ?

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  1. Western fleet owner

    Western fleet owner Light Load Member

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    So Im just bored seeing everyone s opinions on this . Personally I think older truck are the best for city and local work , and companies should allow owner ops to run older trucks for Ex ( early 2000s trucks for local work. Those trucks were amazing. My FLD 120 was way better than the cascadia s I own today. For highway work the rule should be 10 years or newer. Let’s be honest do we really need a 5 years or newer truck ? And I’m talking for Canada only ! No USA
     
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  3. upnorthwpg

    upnorthwpg Road Train Member

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    Their company, their rules.
     
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  4. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    The real reason companies want owner operators to have five year or newer trucks:
    Desperation.
    If I have huge truck payments I am desperate to work. If I have an older paid off truck, I’m more likely to tell them to stick it when I don’t like the work they offer me.
     
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  5. BigHossVolvo

    BigHossVolvo Road Train Member

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    Couldn't have said it better myself. Aside from California, as long as it passes CVIP, who cares how old it is.
     
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  6. MSQUARED

    MSQUARED Light Load Member

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    I'm actually going to buy a new truck just to say I've had one in My life time, but in all fairness some of the older trucks are in better shape and maintained a hole lot better then newer ones.
     
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  7. liner

    liner Light Load Member

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    My well maintained close to 20 year old truck has had to re-power loads from new company trucks that were broke down on more than one occasion in order to get the loads there on time.
     
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  8. mudflap77

    mudflap77 Medium Load Member

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    I just went from a '05 to a '14. The '05 was nickel and dimeing me to death. I had a old paid off truck that was making the shop money and not me. The issue I had was I could never get ahead of it. That truck is now going to be running regional and I am sure it will do a fine job but for the long haul I was doing it wasn't working.
    I do miss my cat engine though!!
     
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