Where to buy pre-owned trucks

Where to buy pre-owned trucks

Angelique Pierce, manager of marketing and pricing for Daimler Trucks Remarketing, states, “At SelecTrucks, the majority of our Freightliner trucks were originally operated by the most successful mega-fleets in North America. Thus, the trucks in our inventory have been spec’d for optimum fleet performance and field-tested for proven reliability.”

“While the first owner specs the truck to meet the specific needs of their fleet, this often leads to the question of how the truck will be used in its second life – which is typically unknown,” she continues. “Therefore, the specs the secondary market values at a premium are those that make the unit attractive to a variety of applications. For instance, if you wanted to optimize the future resale value of a Cascadia, spec the following: Freightliner Cascadia 125-in. BBC, 72-in. raised roof/mid-roof XT, Evolution Aerodynamic Package with DD15 Asymmetric Turbo (AT), 500 HP or greater, DT12 automated manual transmission, air slide fifth wheel, 10 aluminum wheels and Freightliner Trucks’ ParkSmart system.”

With a fully integrated Daimler powertrain, the customer has one-stop shopping for service needs at a Freightliner dealership or Detroit Distributor, Pierce adds. The automated manual transmission creates a much more user-friendly truck for drivers with varied experienced levels. When it comes to engine displacement, the used truck saying is: “There is no replacement for displacement,” she says. “Last year, the vast majority of the Cascadia 125 sleepers were sold with DD15 or ISX 15L power. Not only do most of our new truck fleets demand 15L engines, but the used market does as well.”

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