Frequently Asked Questions

What is the best used semi-truck to buy?

Whether you’re an owner-operator or a small fleet, buying a used semi-truck is much more intricate than basing your decision on a favorite make, model or cosmetic styling. When perusing used semi-trucks for sale, some important things to consider are Real Cost of Ownership (RCO), efficiency, warranty, and after-sales support, among others. RCO expands the traditional Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) analysis by considering both the hard and soft costs incurred over the lifetime of a running commercial truck. Hard costs are the hard numbers you get by using a calculator, like monthly diesel expenses. Other factors- like comfort, safety and connectivity options- are more difficult to express in dollars and cents; these are the “soft” costs. Both hard and soft costs factor into the real cost of owning a used truck. Once you calculate the costs and decide what truck is right for you, the next question is; where should you make such an important purchase?

Where is the best place to buy a used semi-truck?

The internet makes it easier now than ever to find and purchase a used semi-truck but, unless you know the original owner and maintenance history, it is best to work with a reputable used truck dealer. We at SelecTrucks consider ourselves the best used semi-truck dealer because we put our vehicles through rigorous inspections and ensure they are DOT and CTA certified. We offer industry leading comprehensive warranties, a variety of financing solutions and used truck leasing options to fit your needs. Finally, offering solid after-sales support, differentiates SelecTrucks Centers from other used truck dealers.

Where does SelecTruck's used semi-truck inventory come from?

Our vast and well-maintained inventory is sourced from major fleets and each truck is spec'd for efficiency and durability. The fleets who measure fuel economy in pennies have already done the research for our SelecTrucks customers to determine which components have the lowest lifecycle costs.

How much does a used Freightliner cost?

The costs of a used Freightliner for sale varies by year and mileage. When it comes to buying a used Freightliner semi-truck SelecTrucks Centers can help you build custom financing solutions with a wide variety of down payment, interest rate and term options. Use our financing calculator to help you estimate your ideal price point and how much your monthly payment will be.

How much do I need for a down payment and how much are the monthly truck payments?

Down payments and monthly payments are based on individual credit. The average driver spends approximately $1,200 to $1,900 per month on their trucking payments. Down payments for a truck can typically range from $6,000 to $15,000. Some lending companies have special programs with low down-payments to help drivers get behind the wheel. Our SelecTrucks Centers use preferred finance providers like Daimler Truck Financial to offer flexible financing options to meet owner-operators' needs.

Are there options for financing a used semi-truck with bad credit?

Financing a used semi-truck is different for everyone. SelecTrucks Centers across North America work to create specialized financing and lease solutions tailored to our customers’ business. The financing professionals at SelecTrucks have access to multiple lenders that specialize in loans for a variety of individuals, including those with less than perfect credit. They can answer questions about no money down / no credit check / guaranteed or bad credit semi truck financing. If you are in the market for a used semi-truck, you don’t have to go it alone. The finance professionals at SelecTrucks can provide the expertise and understanding to help.

What types of used semi-trucks does SelecTrucks have for sale?

SelecTrucks offers a wide selection of used trucks throughout our network of retail locations in the U.S. and Canada that consist of all makes, specializing in Freightliner and Western Star brands. Our cab configurations can vary from Day Cabs, Mid-Roof and Raised Roof sleepers. SelecTrucks is proud to be a part of Daimler Trucks North America, the parent company of Freightliner and the largest heavy-duty truck manufacturer of class 6-8 vehicles.

What if I don't see a used truck that I want on the site?

No problem! If you don’t see a truck that fits your requirements, call or email your local SelecTrucks Center to consult with one of our trusted truck advisors who will help pair you with the right truck for your business needs. Call your local center today for more information.

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