3 Reasons To Get A Used Semi-Truck

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With so many benefits, being a truck driver is a rewarding career, but if you are just starting out, you may not be sure if it is your dream job. Therefore, instead of blowing a bunch of money on an over-priced brand new semi-truck, you must consider getting a used one. If you aren't quite sure if a used truck is the way to go, you must check out these three reasons to get a used freightliner truck instead of buying new or leasing.

They Are More Affordable

One of the most irritating problems with buying a new vehicle of any kind is depreciation. Even if a short time has passed, when it try to sell or trade in the vehicle, you don't get close to what you paid. If you purchase a new semi-truck, you'll pay anywhere between $100,000 and $150,000. Various factors determine the exact price, such as the make, model, features and how desperate the seller is to get rid of it.

If you get a used truck, you'll only pay between $15,000 and $100,000 because the truck has already experienced original depreciation. Again, various factors are used to create the price. Another benefit of getting a used semi-truck is that you may be able to get expensive features you would not have been able to afford on a new truck. Lastly, if you do need to sell the truck suddenly because you decide you don't like being a truck driver, you'll get closer to wait you paid for the truck.

You Get all The Equity and Perks

You may also be considering leasing a semi-truck, so you can test the waters before you commit, but this is often a waste of money. The benefit of leasing a vehicle is you typically can get something more luxurious than what you can afford to buy. Plus, when the lease is up, you can choose to buy or move on to a different truck to lease. This way, you always have the latest truck.

The problem with leasing, however, is you don't get the perks of owning the truck, despite paying to lease it. You can't claim it as an asset or equity because you don't own it. Of course, you can decide to purchase the truck at the end of the lease, which will transfer the equity to you. However, overall (the cost of the lease and the cost to purchase) you'll pay more for that truck than if you'd just purchased the exact same model from the start.

You'll Save on Operating Costs

When you have a used truck, it's usually worth less, which is good when it comes to your insurance premiums. The insurance carrier knows that if your truck is totaled, they won't have to pay as much than if you had a new truck. Therefore, you don't have to pay as much in premiums. It's also common to have cheaper registration costs with a used vehicle.

Gasoline, however, is another operating cost, and with all the advances in fuel efficiency, an older truck may be a gas-hog. Luckily, manufacturers have been working on fuel efficiency for so long now, that even older trucks still get great efficiency. Just make sure when you are buying used, you ask about the fuel efficiency.

If you are considering becoming a truck driver, you may want to get your own semi-truck, and if that's the case, you should consider buying a used truck for all the amazing benefits. For more information about used semi-trucks available for purchase, contact a seller today and find out which truck is perfect for your budget and needs. 


26 October 2017

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