TMC Used Trailers

Discussion in 'Flatbed Trucking Forum' started by DSK333, May 16, 2018.

  1. DSK333

    DSK333 Road Train Member

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    Looks like they take care of their equipment from what I see out on the road. I'm tired of finding too many POS in my flatbed quest. Has anyone ever bought a flatbed from them or heard anything about their used equipment sales?
     
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  2. Ruthless

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    didn't you just buy a flatbed recently? If so, what happened to it?
     
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  3. RustyBolt

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    Just keep in mind, those trailers have hauled more than their fair share of 50k coils. Look for broken welds!
     
  4. DSK333

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    No, I've looked at quite a few but haven't pulled the trigger on anything. Seems I keep gravitating towards junk. I'm doing my best to not get too hasty but I'm also anxious to get everything going. Perfect time of year for it.
     
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  5. DSK333

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    Absolutely. Thanks.
     
  6. Tug Toy

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    I had the same problem when I started. 3 or 4 deals fell through at the last second and I wound up buying a trailer from my carrier. At the end of the day I wish I would of just bought a brand new trailer.

    I figured out it cost less than $3000.00 a year to own a new trailer if you keep it for at least 5 years.

    Problem is I don’t think the area any new trailer on lots to sell right now? Guessing a 6 month wait for new?
     
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  7. DSK333

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    Honestly, I haven't looked at new. Financing has been challenging during my used search so I can only imagine it would be worse for something 3 times more. I also ran into an unexpected hiccup with the insurance. So I had to negotiate that hurdle as well. How did you come up with the 3k a year cost of ownership on a new 30k+ trailer?
     
  8. Gunner75

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    With the exception of the triaxle steel guys, i don't recall many of their trucks hauling much over 48k.
     
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  9. johndeere4020

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    I would think it the cost of maintenance and the difference between purchase price and salvage price at the end of 5 years averaged out.
     
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  10. RustyBolt

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    A decade and a half ago I started my driving career there. In the 6 months I was there, I pulled 3 permit loads out of Columbus, MS that grossed over 90k. If I remember correctly, they were 60k coils. I assumed they still did stuff like that. Maybe not. Regardless, not much difference between 50k and 48k.
     
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