used trucks

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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Surplus parts online at cost or less

The new Surplus-Solutions.com online parts engine is also working to expand its discounted labor rates offering throughout the year.

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Qualifying for lending: Used truck market, Part 2

Though some owner-operators may find it difficult to get financing, lenders are much more willing to work with used truck buyers than in recent years.

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Father-son team finds sweet gig shoring up dikes

Gerald and Jake Albrecht spec'd these near-identical Kenworth W900L models with Rihm Kenworth in Northern Minnesota for side dump hauling around North Dakota levees.

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Used truck market: The toll of emissions standards, recession

Used truck customers – including first-time buyers – will find qualifying for financing the easiest it’s been since the recession, say analysts and lenders. They’ll also find the trucks to be older and more expensive.

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Equipment: Probing sticker shock

Reports from operators show roughly a 30 percent rise in new-tractor pricing between 2006 and 2012 model years. Find out how operators are reacting to that rise -- and some advice -- in supplementary reporting on the No. 5 top challenge to owner-operator businesses.

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Arrow offers warranty program

A 90-day, 25,000-mile warranty is now available on 2005 or newer Class 8 and medium-duty trucks, Kansas City, Mo.-based Arrow Truck Sales announced. The warranty program, ConfidencePlus, offers coverage on the truck’s engine, transmission, rear ends, injectors and fuel pump. On 2008 model year and newer trucks, turbochargers, radiators and ECM modules are covered also. Cumulative claims up to $10,000 during the warranty period are accepted and there are no deductibles, Arrow associates say. For details, visit ...

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Used Class 8 sales drop

For the year, sales of Class 8 used trucks are down 7.4 percent from the same time period last year.

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RigDig launches used truck reports

Truck buyers and sellers can get vital information about a used commercial vehicle.

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How to spot flood-damaged trucks

Although shoppers should consider if the truck is for sale in an area that's sustained flood damage, the truck could have been taken to another region to sell.

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