When to trade trucks?

Discussion in 'Ask An Owner Operator' started by istumped, Apr 16, 2021.

  1. ready2truck

    ready2truck Light Load Member

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    If those people are making money what's the problem?
     
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  3. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    Lots of people here in different tax and financial situations...the owner of my company owns a 100 power units and 200 trailers, pays cash for everything.
    I own 1 truck and totally different structure.
     
  4. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    Not a girlfriend, not a pet, not a house, not a tool either. Don't make it sound like it is a power drill or a spade.

    More like a work horse, a mule or an ox to farmers 200 years ago. Not so easy and fast to replace. When the animal died, they were facing starvation or serfdom at best.


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  5. TallJoe

    TallJoe Road Train Member

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    Not a pet, not a girlfriend but to call it a tool is an understatement.

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  6. ready2truck

    ready2truck Light Load Member

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    That's a burger or a glass of milk.
     
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  7. roundhouse

    roundhouse Road Train Member

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    If you have a fairly reliable, pre emission , paid for truck, the time to trade is never!

    just keep up with the repairs.
     
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  8. jamespmack

    jamespmack Road Train Member

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    I know, I was being funny. Bought and paid for awhile back. I have zero plans of replacing it. But I have spent alot of money on it. Still just a work truck,nothing flashy.
     
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  9. m16ty

    m16ty Road Train Member

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    I’ll tell you when I get there, still driving a ‘95 Dad bought new.
     
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  10. m16ty

    m16ty Road Train Member

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    This sounds bad on the surface, but can make sense to spend more on a truck than it’s worth.

    If you like the truck, and it would cost you $100k to replace the truck, you can spend $40k on a $20k truck and still come out better off.
     
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  11. abyliks

    abyliks Road Train Member

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    3-5 years for a new truck is about average,

    old trucks (pre 00) are just big nuts and bolts and I’ll keep rebuilding them until the government says we can’t any more
     
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