Truck Shortage??

Discussion in 'Questions From New Drivers' started by PiscesLuv, May 27, 2021.

  1. PiscesLuv

    PiscesLuv Light Load Member

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    Well I have a truck 5 trucks became available this morning 3 were over 300k+ miles the 2 trucks left 1 had 108k miles and the other only had 80k miles. Of course I chose the 80k mile truck she’s a 2021 Freightliner basically new without the new price tag. I fly to NC on the 20th to pick her up fill out paperwork and do orientation.
     
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  3. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    Companies that normally only buy new have been buying used lately because they want to take advantage of the hot market now rather than wait a year for a new truck.
     
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  4. ad356

    ad356 Road Train Member

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    I'm not 100% sure when he ordered them, but I know it was well over a month ago. The fact they have Cummings x15 and 18 manual transmission probably makes them a non stock order.

    He also ordered a new milk tanker he is also waiting on
     
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  5. PiscesLuv

    PiscesLuv Light Load Member

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    When I called around major companies like Schneider, Swift, etc have a 6 wk waiting period for new trucks that are coming straight from manufacturers but dealers are sold out until next yr. I know one O/O she was supposed to get her new truck from SFI this week but they told her today that the new truck won’t be ready for a couple more weeks. She already waited 6 wks and at this time it’s looking like she’ll be lucky to get her truck in July.
     
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  6. Long FLD

    Long FLD Road Train Member

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    It doesn’t matter what you order. It matters what the dealer has for spots. End of April I put my order in, all we did was take an existing build spot the dealer already had and change the specs to what I wanted. It was Sept delivery but now I believe it’s Oct delivery. If the dealer he works with didn’t have any available spots then it will probably be 2022 delivery. If they had open spots it will probably still be a few months.
     
  7. skallagrime

    skallagrime Road Train Member

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    You havent been following tech news apparently for the past year +
    My wifes desktop graphics card was made in 2016, nothing terribly fancy, paid 180 in 2018, i could sell it right now for 780$ but then she wouldnt have a graphics card at all because 780$ will barely buy the same thing back
     
  8. Ridgeline

    Ridgeline Road Train Member

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    Shh…. That’s a secret!

    seriously all my orders have been pushed to November and it isn’t because of chip shortage, Daimler ordered enough for this and part of next year.
     
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  9. Atlanta trucker

    Atlanta trucker Road Train Member

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    Yep .... With one extra comment. Stay away from ALL lease purchase.
     
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  10. slow.rider

    slow.rider Road Train Member

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    Most, not all. For example, technically Lone Mountain is a lease purchase.
     
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