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

Discussion in 'Canadian Truckers Forum' started by Western fleet owner, Apr 22, 2021.

  1. Western fleet owner

    Western fleet owner Light Load Member

    Dec 10, 2020
    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

    Sep 23, 2011
    Their company, their rules.
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  4. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

    Apr 9, 2009
    Humboldt, Sk
    The real reason companies want owner operators to have five year or newer trucks:
    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

    Dec 15, 2016
    Calgary, Alberta
    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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    MSQUARED Light Load Member

    Mar 28, 2021
    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

    Mar 15, 2008
    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

    Oct 11, 2010
    South western Ontario
    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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