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Posted:  5 months, 3 weeks ago

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LOW FREIGHT---IS THIS TRUE?

Tariffs probably had some effect on rates, but probably very marginal.

Simply put, there was easy money to be made in trucking. A lot of people jumped in, the industry had over capacity and dropped rates back down.

Now the people that weren't in for the long haul or overextended themselves are leaving or going out of business.

If you're looking for info look at spot market rates. They react more quickly to what's happening to capacity and the industry.

Stick with it and don't let the lies get to you.

I agree with this post from what I'm seeing. A lot more fleet reductions, and complete liquidations of really late model stuff this year than the last two for sure. And so it goes, in trucking.

Posted:  1 year, 6 months ago

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I need some advice, please!

To bad your not in Arkansas. I'd have you ready to go in1 day. Try to remember, you don't have get it all the first shot. You're just trying to get into position, and over driving. A little bit on the steering wheel is a whole lot at the end of that trailer.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Which late model, 2012 up engines are the most reliable?

I really appreciate you guys taking the time to share what you have learned and observed with me. I have already narrowed my focus considerably. I have subscribed to an auction company's service where can look at the results of their sales going back 10 years, if you want to, but just looking at their last several sales, I was at one of them, it really parallels what you guys are saying. You can really see the patterns. The Volvo trucks look good and have not heard much negative stuff about them. They sell for fairly reasonable prices. Any of ya'll anything about them?

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Which late model, 2012 up engines are the most reliable?

Kinda like a small block chevy and anything else. Cummins can be worked on cheaper and more places than a detroit. So it will command a bit better price

Thanks, I've got a N14 in an old freightliner, and the only thing I ever had to do was put One injector in it. But I don't know a thing about any of the later model stuff.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Which late model, 2012 up engines are the most reliable?

I would find me a pre 05 9400 because it is pre emission. I don’t know your situation regarding elogs but anything 2000 and newer will bump you into an eld unless you fit into one of the very few exceptions

The eld thing is not an issue for me. But, I have another question. I'm seeing 2011-12 trucks, same truck, same miles. Truck with ISX engine will sell 5 or 6K higher than the truck with the DD15 Detroit. Can I take away from that, the ISX is a little more reliable?

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Which late model, 2012 up engines are the most reliable?

Well thanks a lot guys for the info. I thought there had to be something to it. I only been on this forum for a few hours and have got one decision already made. The reason I was even interested in the Int's is my oldest truck is an 95 eagle with a Detroit, been a really reliable old truck for many years. Its the one I want to replace. I don't want to sell it just kind of make it back up from now on.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Which late model, 2012 up engines are the most reliable?

Thanks for the reply pj. I have thought that might be the case. But, I've seen these prostars with the maxxforce engines sell at auction twice this winter so far, and just fantastic looking trucks, 14's and 15's for fire sale prices. I have been tempted but the same trucks coming from the same company with the ISX engines are bringing exactly twice the price. It makes me wonder if there is something else going on there. I know you guys out there, who are real truckers, have got a lot larger body of info than me. I don't need to do anything for a while yet, so I'm gonna keep looking and asking questions.

Posted:  1 year, 9 months ago

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Which late model, 2012 up engines are the most reliable?

Don't know if I'm in the right place, but thought I'd join up and try. I'm a low miles seasonal guy, who runs older stuff. But, its time to start thinking about some newer old stuff. As you can imagine I've never had to deal the whole egr/def/dpf nightmare. I'm looking for some advice.

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