Buying a Freight Truck: New or Used?

There are a lot of things to consider when looking into investing in a new rig. Here are some comparisons between new and used to consider when buying.

New. Although the cost of purchasing is a lot higher, the maintenance cost much lower. Since a new truck will most likely have newer technologies that make it more fuel efficient and will also help you save on other operating costs. It is recommended that if you have the means to do so, buying a new truck will probably pay off. It is important to note that sometimes new trucks lose their value a lot faster than a used one would, especially if you’re going to be putting a lot of miles on it each year.

Used. On the other hand, if you’re on the fence about spending more money on a new truck, it is important to consider what you’ll actually be using the truck for. For example, if someone only wants to do crop and agriculture hauling for two-three months out of the year and will put roughly 3,000 miles a year on the truck, then used is probably the way to go. Something to look out for with a used truck is to make sure the exhaust is up to code with the current EPA emissions regulations.

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