Any Thoughts On This Setup?

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Paul J.'s Comment
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So I always cruise Craigslist and I've always love the old cabovers and found this setup.

It's a 98 FreightShaker and has a Detroit 60 motor supper 10 transmission drom 40 24 set of trailers may separate.

I'm thinkin with those two trailers, you could haul some pretty decent loads.. Maybe a few cars, lots of lumber, etc.. etc..

They're asking $28k for the whole setup. No idea on the status of the engine, miles, etc..

I'm sure I'd need a doubles endorsement to run this rig..

What are your thoughts?? I've included the link to the add as well. If one of you guys or gals jumps on it, that's fine. I'm just tryin to see if a rig like this would work. I see the old cabovers hauling connex boxes between Seattle and Portland almost everytime I get on I-5. Most of them look sadder than this rig.

Is that a good motor?? Looks like it has 2 large gas tanks on it. Anything else you see?

Doubles:

Refers to pulling two trailers at the same time, otherwise known as "pups" or "pup trailers" because they're only about 28 feet long. However there are some states that allow doubles that are each 48 feet in length.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
G-Town's Comment
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Paul here is what we think about that setup:

Confessions of an Owner Operator

Natural Progression of a Truck Driver's Career

When is the Right Time to Become an Owner Operator

At a minimum you should not even consider this until at least one year of solo driving. Any smart business person knows NOT to own a business they know nothing about.

As far as the rig you mentioned; it's likely worth less than their asking price. Unless you are a competent diesel mechanic, run. It's almost 20 years old, better suited for the show circuit than work-a-day Trucking.

Owner Operator:

An owner-operator is a driver who either owns or leases the truck they are driving. A self-employed driver.

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