Tell Me About Getting A Mercer Trailer and Equipment

Discussion in 'Mercer' started by Blind Driver, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Blind Driver

    Blind Driver Road Train Member

    Aug 7, 2006
    New Albany, IN
    I have a excellent chance to get into a Lone Mountain Lease truck. I'll probably choose a 587 unless something else comes into their inventory.

    I think I want a stepdeck. I had a step when I worked for a contractor. Seemed to work out ok.

    When I go into Mercer on Monday to get the OK to return, what questions should I ask?
    I think I want a step with ramps, J track, load levelers and all the flatbedding gear.

    I'm considering making this trailer Cali legal.

    How much money will I need down? Any other details I need to know?
  2. mickeymouseclub

    mickeymouseclub Medium Load Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    flat rates have actually averaged about 6 cents more per mile than steps so far this year
  3. Road Jouster

    Road Jouster Light Load Member

    Is that rate diff from Mercer's board or external boards?
  4. DragonTamerBrat

    DragonTamerBrat Road Train Member

    Jun 6, 2011
    Call the trailer department and talk to them. They will tell you what they have available. You will have to purchase whatever equipment you want that isn't included with the trailer, and they may or may not let you pay it out. Depends on what their policy is at the moment. Availability and policy changes and we don't usually keep up with all that.
  5. mickeymouseclub

    mickeymouseclub Medium Load Member

    Mar 17, 2017
    i am with mercer for 6 years, dont have a clue about any other boards, what i spoke of is to the money rate for mercer trucks. fact is the step deck market is saturated, and overabundance of trailers compared to loads. i am pointing out a stepdeck isnt a stairway to heaven
    Road Jouster Thanks this.
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