Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Grande Prairie area, Alberta, Canada
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The problem with shopping for a ( before such and such year ) truck is that they are getting older and older all the time and more worn out and not that its not a viable option but typically more and more has to be poured into the money pit called a truck to bring it back to a serviceable dependable unit, its just the way it is as they don't last forever. Certainly one could stumble across a good older unit that was not used as much and well taken care of but those chances and it being the right spec normally does not fall into ones lap.
Also it would depend on the type of customer you would be hauling for, certainly if you were under a company name that did all the dispatching as its my understanding that some of those companies don't want older trucks driving around with their name on it but that may not be an issue for your planned situation.