Sell it or Park it?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by spearwarrior, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. spearwarrior

    spearwarrior Bobtail Member

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    I have a 2017 Freightliner mid roof that i purchased about a year ago, my 2nd truck. I had family friend that was going to drive for me, but didn't initially. truck sat for about 6 months. then early this year they tried driving for me and long story short it didn't work out. So now I have a truck sitting again but now I'm paying insurance on it. I'm leaning towards selling as finding motivated OTR drivers is hard to say the least. I've seen trucks selling at $60k with more miles than i have on my truck, 350k. I purchased the truck for about half what they are currently sellin for. sell it or park it?
     
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  3. dunchues

    dunchues Medium Load Member

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  4. daf105paccar

    daf105paccar Road Train Member

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    Sell it.
     
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  5. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    In this market selling a truck is easy whereas finding a driver is hard. But you might be able to entice a driver with a big fat hiring bonus and then make it back on the high rates. 3 equal payouts after 30 days, 90 days, and 6 months.
     
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  6. vangtransport

    vangtransport Heavy Load Member

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    If you have no driver then it's parked now anyway, so list it for what they're selling for & bank the cash.
     
  7. DUNE-T

    DUNE-T Road Train Member

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    Sell while the prices are high
     
  8. RocketScott

    RocketScott Medium Load Member

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    Letting a truck sit is one of the worst things you can do to it

    Don't let your meatloaf either
     
  9. Dave_in_AZ

    Dave_in_AZ Road Train Member

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    I agree fully with every post here.

    Sitting is awful for the truck. The market is a sellers market.
     
  10. jason6541

    jason6541 Road Train Member

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  11. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    As hot as the market is right now that truck will sell for asking price before the ink on the ad is dry .
     
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