Looking for 1st Truck
I'm currently working on the owner operator training system "Stop Holding the Steering Wheel & Start Driving Your Business. I did the living expense/networth calculation and determined I am a "9", which allots me a truck budget of $20 to $35,000. I really want to stick to the budget. However, while searching online I found what I believe to be a really nice specked truck. A 2014 freightliner cascadia 113 with detriot dd15 455 hp. It has a DT12 DA direct drive Transmission, drive axle cross lock, 22.5 LP wide singles, 2.50 rear axle ratio, predictive cruise control. Miles are at about 575,000. Asking price is $57,000.00. Go figure, its a bit steep, but it sounds like a serious money truck. I've been looking hard online trying to find trucks specked for fuel economy for the past few weeks and this one just seemed to take the cake......or maybe I still have a lot to learn. First, does this truck sound to you like it would be a great starter for fuel mileage running general dry van freight up to 80,000 lbs? .....and Second, would it be wise for me to go out of my budget range or even consider this truck. My gut is telling me that all the good stuff on this truck would be well worth it but I really want some input from some folks who have been there and done that. Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks!
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