Need A Good Truck Selection For My New Company

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Trucker R.'s Comment
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I need y'all to give me some advice on this one. I'm looking at four selections for my company, but im only choosing two choices. These are the ones i've chosen...

- 2016 Kenworth T680 - 2018 Mack Anthem - 2018 Kenworth W900 - 2016 Mack Pinnacle

I'd like to get something durable and good on fuel mileage. So what do y'all think? I figured I'd get y'all's advice.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

OOS:

When a violation by either a driver or company is confirmed, an out-of-service order removes either the driver or the vehicle from the roadway until the violation is corrected.

G-Town's Comment
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Our objective is to help newbies get a solid start in the industry and get established through the first year. I recommend that you check-out OOIDA.

Good luck!

OOIDA:

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Who They Are

OOIDA is an international trade association representing the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues that affect truckers. The over 150,000 members of OOIDA are men and women in all 50 states and Canada who collectively own and/or operate more than 240,000 individual heavy-duty trucks and small truck fleets.

Their Mission

The mission of OOIDA is to serve owner-operators, small fleets and professional truckers; to work for a business climate where truckers are treated equally and fairly; to promote highway safety and responsibility among all highway users; and to promote a better business climate and efficiency for all truck operators.

Brian's Comment
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In addition to what G-Town said, I don't think any members here would have any experience with those models to begin with except for the t680 which seems to be doing well.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Big T's Comment
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There is no way to answer your question based off the information given.

In order to figure out what truck to buy you need to know a few things.

1. What are you hauling? Trailer, weight, etc.

2. Where are you running? Rocky mountains or Texas plains, or all 48, etc.

3. What speed do you plan on running?

4. What are the truck specs? Engine, transmission, gear ratio, and how does that relate to questions 1 through 3.

If you care about mpg then the w900 has no business being in your list.

Get the answers to those questions and then head to OOIDA.

OOIDA:

Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association

Who They Are

OOIDA is an international trade association representing the interests of independent owner-operators and professional drivers on all issues that affect truckers. The over 150,000 members of OOIDA are men and women in all 50 states and Canada who collectively own and/or operate more than 240,000 individual heavy-duty trucks and small truck fleets.

Their Mission

The mission of OOIDA is to serve owner-operators, small fleets and professional truckers; to work for a business climate where truckers are treated equally and fairly; to promote highway safety and responsibility among all highway users; and to promote a better business climate and efficiency for all truck operators.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
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