Waiting on New Trucks thread.

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by Midwest Trucker, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. Siinman

    Siinman Medium Load Member

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    Did they give you a build date yet? I took a slot that was preordered from the dealer and just changed the stuff to what I wanted. So in reality the truck was on order a month or two before I got on the list.
     
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  3. RedForeman

    RedForeman Momentum Conservationist

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    Lightning struck me twice today.

    The IRP office got my transfer complete in 2 business days, beating their 3-5 day claim. I will line up a maiden voyage for tomorrow afternoon-ish.

    Meanwhile, I was finalizing a few things on the truck and got an email from my Great Dane salesman, who it turns out was alive and still working there. Sounds like there's some behind the scenes negotiating going on with multiple orders they have on deck, and a chance of maybe getting a build slot a little earlier than expected, but not going to place any bets on that actually happening. He confirms "Increased demand, and decreased production (stemming from material and labor shortages)." Which I already expected to hear. Sounds like once they get their allotments sorted out, I'll get my quote and will not delay in returning it.
     
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  4. Lostkeys

    Lostkeys Heavy Load Member

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    They are. I've had the same thoughts. It could be interesting.
     
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  5. wichris

    wichris Road Train Member

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    February. I'm fine with the model year 23 instead. 2 Freightliners that original date was a few months ago will come in December. At least they cut my price because of it. They know i hate buying and a month later it's a new model year.
     
  6. Wespipes

    Wespipes Road Train Member

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    Well anyone who's waiting on a truck I'm selling mine. 2019 peterbilt 389, 185k miles, 3.25 gears, 18 spd, 11r24.5 tires michelin steers bridestone drives, dynasys gen 2 apu(2k hours), dyna 8" stacks, Bruner fab 4 door headache rack, hodge half fenders, ops oil filtration, 3k pure inverter, fully deleted. Only selling as a whole with trailer and equipment. 2013 reitnouer all aluminum spread axle with 2 tool boxes. 210k OBO
     

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  7. Speed_Drums

    Speed_Drums Heavy Load Member

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    Going out of trucking altogether?
     
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  8. JoeyJunk

    JoeyJunk Road Train Member

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    Not trucks, but a used dealer I talked to today was close to getting (30) 2012 dry vans. The seller called and said someone else had offered 13K more PER trailer. Crazy times
     
  9. Wespipes

    Wespipes Road Train Member

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    No, just switching the business model up. I have 13 owner ops leased on at this point and trucks been sitting and I don't forsee myself driving anytime soon. I'd rather sell it and dump it all into advertising and recruiting
     
  10. Speed_Drums

    Speed_Drums Heavy Load Member

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    Cool! I thought you were just a single driver with with your own authority.
     
  11. God prefers Diesels

    God prefers Diesels Road Train Member

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    That's awesome stuff right there.
     
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