MAJOR ANNOUNCEMENT

Topic 31860 | Page 1

Page 1 of 3 Next Page Go To Page:
Chris W.'s Comment
member avatar

MY MACK HAS SOME ISSUE WITH ITS ENGINE. My truck was making some weird sounds and I took it to get looked at. They said something is wrong with it's engine and they need to send it back to Mack to fix it. I now have no truck for a bit so I am going to maybe put a down payment on a Mack Pinnacle that I found. I do want to be a truck owner some day and I may take the next step. Maybe put a down payment and start driving a pinnacle. I love my anthem but they are really expensive to buy and I do want to be a owner not just a company driver. If I decide not to go for it I can get a temporary truck in 3 days. So please tell me your thoughts. Should I go for putting a down and get closer to my dream of owning a truck? Or should I just take the loaner in a few days and just wait for the anthem to get fixed?

Steve L.'s Comment
member avatar

Well, it says you’re a reader. So, read more and I think you’ll have plenty to chew on.

Rob T.'s Comment
member avatar

With the way things are right now (inflated truck prices, parts shortages, diesel at an all time high among many others) and you're considering now is the time to jump in? I'd say you're definitely not thinking about this logically.

Pianoman's Comment
member avatar

Truck ownership is definitely not something to decide about in the moment just because your other truck broke down. It requires a lot more planning

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
member avatar

I mean this in the nicest possible way, but instead of losing your money buying a truck on a whim. Send me your down payment and I'll buy something cool with it and send you pictures of myself enjoying it.

You will lose your butt so fast it will make your head spin. Now is about the worst possible time to buy a truck.

Bird-One's Comment
member avatar

What are you going to do when you buy a Mack pinnacle for probably a minimum of 150k probably more with inflation, and that turns around and breaks down? Hope you are close to an authorized Mack dealership with a garage that has the ability to fix. Hope you have money for the tow. What happens when the truck has to spend a week maybe longer in the shop only to find out it was just a bad sensor. But the sensor is on back order because there is a parts shortage going on. You gonna have money to cover those weeks without making any? I could go on.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.
Chris W.'s Comment
member avatar

it wasn't all of a sudden. I been thinking about it and I had a plan that is now completely being re evaluated. Fast decision can be very bad....... But if you wait to long the fear can change your thoughts and I usually believe in the gut feeling is the right one.

Truck ownership is definitely not something to decide about in the moment just because your other truck broke down. It requires a lot more planning

Chris W.'s Comment
member avatar

yeah this is a really bad time but it's only going to get worse so, really when would be a better time?

With the way things are right now (inflated truck prices, parts shortages, diesel at an all time high among many others) and you're considering now is the time to jump in? I'd say you're definitely not thinking about this logically.

midnight fox's Comment
member avatar
so, really when would be a better time?

When you have a business plan.

Davy A.'s Comment
member avatar

How long have you been a company driver for? Is this your first time with a breakdown? Also, isn't your company paying breakdown pay and or layover pay? Also, why wait three days for a loaner?

Do you have your authority? Do you have credit, cash saved up? Insurance, workers comp? Clients? Business license, license fees, book keeper, accountant and lawyer on retainer? Accounts with road service and maintenance shops? Brokers? Much less who will give you business if you are new? Oh yeah, license plate and registration fees. Assuming you can get it plated?

Just a few questions o/o's have asked me to address before I buy a truck.

Page 1 of 3 Next Page Go To Page:

New Reply:

New! Check out our help videos for a better understanding of our forum features

Bold
Italic
Underline
Quote
Photo
Link
Smiley
Links On TruckingTruth


example: TruckingTruth Homepage



example: https://www.truckingtruth.com
Submit
Cancel
Upload New Photo
Please enter a caption of one sentence or less:

Click on any of the buttons below to insert a link to that section of TruckingTruth:

Getting Started In Trucking High Road Training Program Company-Sponsored Training Programs Apply For Company-Sponsored Training Truck Driver's Career Guide Choosing A School Choosing A Company Truck Driving Schools Truck Driving Jobs Apply For Truck Driving Jobs DOT Physical Drug Testing Items To Pack Pre-Hire Letters CDL Practice Tests Trucking Company Reviews Brett's Book Leasing A Truck Pre-Trip Inspection Learn The Logbook Rules Sleep Apnea
Done
Done

0 characters so far - 5,500 maximum allowed.
Submit Preview

Preview:

Submit
Cancel

This topic has the following tags:

Leasing A Truck Owner Operator Truck Equipment Truck Maintenance
Click on any of the buttons above to view topics with that tag, or you can view a list of all forum tags here.

Join Us!

We have an awesome set of tools that will help you understand the trucking industry and prepare for a great start to your trucking career. Not only that, but everything we offer here at TruckingTruth is 100% free - no strings attached! Sign up now and get instant access to our member's section:
High Road Training Program Logo
  • The High Road Training Program
  • The High Road Article Series
  • The Friendliest Trucker's Forum Ever!
  • Email Updates When New Articles Are Posted

Apply For Paid CDL Training Through TruckingTruth

Did you know you can fill out one quick form here on TruckingTruth and apply to several companies at once for paid CDL training? Seriously! The application only takes one minute. You will speak with recruiters today. There is no obligation whatsoever. Learn more and apply here:

Apply For Paid CDL Training

About Us

TruckingTruth was founded by Brett Aquila (that's me!), a 15 year truck driving veteran, in January 2007. After 15 years on the road I wanted to help people understand the trucking industry and everything that came with the career and lifestyle of an over the road trucker. We'll help you make the right choices and prepare for a great start to your trucking career.

Read More

Becoming A Truck Driver

Becoming A Truck Driver is a dream we've all pondered at some point in our lives. We've all wondered if the adventure and challenges of life on the open road would suit us better than the ordinary day to day lives we've always known. At TruckingTruth we'll help you decide if trucking is right for you and help you get your career off to a great start.

Learn More