Buying a New Truck: Owner Operator Business Series - Part 2

Buying a New Truck: Owner Operator Business Series – Part 2

32 thoughts on “Buying a New Truck: Owner Operator Business Series – Part 2

  1. What about trailers? Can you explain about owning, leasing or the using of a companies trailer? How does the whole trailer aspect work. Live load or drop and hook. Explain this aspect if you would, please. Always appreciate your thoughts and advice. Thanks

  2. Smart trucking, my method is I tell them what I want, if they can't come up with it, tell them to drive the truck, or put it on rail car pay the government.
    I go to work at 6a on Monday, home by 12p Friday, if I go over its $500/hour or portion there of. My detention/breakdown pay $500/hour, no ifs ands or buts. When drivers start telling these scrum balls cold hard facts, you'll pay come into line real fast.

  3. One last question do you think the dd13 with 500,000 miles for 52,000 is a fair price ?? It was a Crete truck by the way

  4. I had a `95 Freightliner,flattop,500 detroit,super 10 sp,,paid off,,all my money went to my CDs,my son bought him a NEW Peterbuilt,$3,000 month note,,soon he went BROKE,,paying for his pretty Yellow Pete,,she looked pretty going down the road,,now my son is rideing his rocking chair,wondering how he made such a BAD mistake in buying that pretty Pete,,,,trucking is a hard life,,DO NOT waist your money on a pretty truck,,buy a GOOD truck that will MAKE you money,,NOT waist it,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Blue Goose,,,,,,,,

  5. 4 million miles, no accidents? wth? do u drive on mars? i do short haul in Los Angeles. its just a matter of time and ur gonna have an accident. do u drive in the middle of Australia? come on man.

  6. im tryna purchase a truck with a dd13 engine on it to haul no more than 80.000 pounds what is your opinion on a dd13??

  7. Well class when he refers to a truck called the anteater he's talking about a KW T600. I've always been a caterpillar guy but driven all kinds of different Motors. Here's what I like, my two cents. Nothing less than 475hp. 13 spd my favorite.(unless you local 10spd& heavy haul 18 spd) rears 3:55 or 3:58. Far as I shift at least 455-500 hp/3:36 rears. My 2 cents

  8. Good advice. advice on transmision- I personally own an allison in my dump truck for 13 years. Run from automatics and auto shifts, run, run,run, far far away!!!!! That thing has screwed me over so many times, shops have too, no one knows how to work on them, but they have no problem charging for their pretend/fake service.

  9. Man most vedios ive watched from you is absolutely worth knowledge, I appreiciete the great advices and information that you provide. Thank you

  10. Kudos to you brother…this is a beautiful video. Us newbies are very fortunate that guys like you are making these videos.

  11. I run a automatic truck currently it's not a bad peace of equipment but I prefer a standard transmission the automatic doesn't have the power we need for the work I do we don't have any trouble with the truck but I do find it kinda flimsy and don't believe it is going to last a long time

  12. Bought my truck straight cash didn't want a truck payment and paying the bank interest lol love my truck yea I got def and dpf crap which honestly I think it bogs down the truck alot but other then that love my truck.

  13. Thank you man for this video ..
    Have you questions what the chance to get semi truck Finance if I no have CDL Class A ?
    Thank you

  14. I am looking into purchasing a 2011 Kenworth with 230,000 miles with the isx15 Cummins for 60k. Does that sound like a good truck?

  15. Great information. I love watching your videos. Your Honest and straight forward. Thank you. Im a Trainee but you have given me some good info in your Videos. I will watch them all.

  16. I was thinking of getting a used truck for around 15k and allowing another drive it for me is there any experts here that can give me advice? Thanks

  17. I’m buying a 2014 Peterbilt isx Cummings this Friday 13speed paid the extra for the warranty.I went with a Peterbilt because I notice in ur videos that you have always had them and resale on them is big!I traded in my Volvo loved it but almost a million miles didn’t want to do the overhaul.Thanks for your help Dave!!!

  18. Want your opinion. Would you recommend purchashing an older truck with 500,000 to 700,000 miles from Penske or Ryder (truck rental companies)…even though they won't let you test drive the vehicle on the road?

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