truck purchasing

ClearPath Financial: Evolution after 10 years

After beginning as a general equipment leasing business in 2006, ClearPath evolved into a specialization in financing both heavy construction equipment and commercial trucks, tailoring financing to owners' needs.

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13 reasons you hang on to that old truck

Having a truck paid off makes for a boost in versatility in decisions about the business -- in a variety of ways, too, many associated with outright ownership of specifically older equipment, readers say.

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Making the truck acquisition decision: To lease or purchase?

Rising equipment, maintenance costs drive closer looks at options old and new for acquiring a truck by purchase, lease-purchase or full-service lease deal.

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Ryder’s ChoiceLease flexible leasing options

While full-service leasing has been a mainstay among small private fleets, it's growing as an option explored by owners of for-hire fleets large and small, Ryder says. ChoiceLease allows truckers to structure lease deals in three different ways.

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Mack Leasing full-service demand on upswing

Mack Leasing System is today seeing greater demand for leasing services, having added 19 member dealer locations to its network in 2015.

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Driver before the truck in small fleet expansion

If the truck procurement/driver employment situation in small fleet expansion presents a chicken-egg type conundrum, operators would do well to focus on the driver first.

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Buying at auction

With a big equipment auction in the offing at Ritchie Bros. Ft. Worth, Texas, facility, revisit a primer on the decision to and strategies for truck/trailer purchase at auction.

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Buyers’ market: Comparing lenders’ offers

When financing a truck purchase, if you’re going to veer from a trusted financing partner like a bank for a better deal, don’t neglect the fine print.

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When will the next economic downturn hit?

"Owner-operators better tighten their belts now. If I'm seeing the cards right, there is rough water ahead." --Owner-operator Richard Fassett

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POLL: New, used, leased: How did you buy your last truck?

New, used or glider? Lease-purchase or straight lease? What best describes your most recent truck purchase?

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