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J. Ruble & Sons Refurbishes Trucks To Work Hard For Years

J. Ruble & Sons Truck Sales began over forty years ago building trucks to meet our farming needs. As other businesses needed specialty-designed trucks, we grew into our exciting business today. We deliver quality, refurbished daycab tractors, heavy spec cab and chassis and other vocational trucks nationwide via our network of driveaway partners.

The big question with many truckers is whether to buy a new truck or a used one? Of course, we believe our refurbished equipment is a great option. It's ultimately what an individual feels is their best choice, and we are always happy to offer information to help our hardworking truckers decide what will work for them.

Found on RIGBOOKS"Buying a truck: Should you get a new or used rig?" by Forrest, J., Founder of Rigbooks, LLC, offers some good food for thought in his review. As Forrest states, there are two main benefits to buying a brand new truck: "extensive warranty and full knowledge of a truck's history." One other point he makes is the cost of repairs saved by purchasing a new truck is an important figure to calculate into the equation. 

Forrest gives a great review of the pros of buying a used truck. As he reports, it "is very popular for owner-operators, especially new owner-operators."

  • A great way to get significant savings when purchasing a truck three-years-old and over. Purchasing a truck over ten years of age offers big savings.
  • A truck with only a few years on its odometer and good maintenance records can be almost better than new. 
  • The money invested is much less, and you will lose less money if you have to sell the truck for any unforeseen reasons.
  • Certain makes and models of older trucks are reported to be more powerful and better built. 

As Forrest recommends, it's a good idea to know a truck's history when buying used equipment. You may want to look at the fuel efficiency of a used truck versus a new one. There are pros and cons to both new and used trucks, which RIGBOOKS also offers to help you understand what you should consider. Your financial status and commitment to your trucking career is also part of the equation.

Although new trucks may offer better gas mileage, you should also account for all the new, hi-tech components that come with new trucks as one, do-it-yourself truckerexplains. Another part of the equation to consider that may lead to downtime.

J. Ruble & Sons Truck Sales has the knowledge to help you with your research. Before you make a huge investment in a new rig, contact us. Let us know what you're looking for in a truck or other equipment. If we don't have something ready to roll off our lot, we have the experience and expertise to build a truck to your specifications.

We specialize in specialty, heavy spec cab and chassis trucks and framework. We can stretch your tractor to customize your wheelbase with double frame reinforcement and install lift axles. We also specialize in the installation of used flatbeds or dump bodies that we have ready to be put to work. 

Give us a call, or drop in for a visit to see what we can offer you. Our technicians are always excited to build something new.


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