If you are looking to expand your fleet to simply replace unrepairable trucks, there are many advantages to buying a used medium-duty commercial truck.
What makes purchasing a used truck can be a smart decision for so many? Let’s look at some of the advantages of buying used commercial vehicles:
It might seem obvious, but it’s true that acquiring used trucks is significantly cheaper up-front than purchasing a new vehicle. A commercial truck generally sees its biggest drop in value in its first 12 months. This means you can often find great resale deals on commercial vehicles that are older than one year. Additionally, depreciation is much slower after the initial first year decrease. So, if you buy a used truck and later sell it yourself, you may not have to part with it for too much less than you paid, putting good money back into your pocket (in addition to whatever profits the vehicle helped you earn).
Yes, buying a new truck can be a long-term investment, but for some companies, especially new and growing businesses, saving on immediate costs can be the most important concern, helping them quickly expand their fleet, land more jobs, and make more money.
Used trucks typically have a dependable life cycle and performance capabilities that can be familiar to you and your drivers. Particularly if you can acquire the commercial vehicle’s telematics (digital data on engine hours, idle time, fuel economy, alerts, etc.) or records of maintenance, you can approximate how well you can expect the truck or van to work and for how many more years.
Being able to confidently rely on a used vehicle helps you to precisely plan and execute your routes and jobs, and ultimately help make your fleet more productive. Sometimes, technological, and operational learning curves with new trucks may hinder work, along with driver concerns about even slightly dinging the new commercial vehicle. However, you can always get right to work with familiar, previously used trucks and vans.
C&M Motors will provide you with great certainty when purchasing any used truck. We complete a thorough inspection of all used trucks we offer to make sure they will provide years of service to your business.
Used vehicles can offer your company flexibility, since used trucks are readily available in a wide range of options. When purchasing new commercial vehicles, you are restricted to recent models and potentially lengthy production lead times. With used trucks, you can shop for any model produced in the past few years or even older if a vehicle has been well maintained. Additionally, C&M has a service and fabrication department that can make any modifications to anu used truck to fit your companies’ specific requirements.
Used trucks can also be helpful to have on hand as simple backup vehicles, providing additional flexibility if an unexpected breakdown happens during an important job with a tight deadline.
Members of Gen Y and Gen Z, who increasingly make up a greater share of the workforce, care about how the industry affects the environment. As such, sustainability is an emerging benefit of used vehicles. At first, it sounds illogical that older, less fuel-efficient trucks could be called eco-friendly, however the acquisition of used commercial vehicles decreases the demand for newer trucks and vans. Because manufacturing requires a considerable amount of electricity, raw materials, and so on, purchasing used vehicles helps limit unnecessary truck production and our industry’s overall carbon footprint.
From affordable costs and broad availability to familiarity and eco-friendliness, used vehicles can be the perfect choice for your business’ requirements. If you’re interested in buying a truck, new or used, C&M Motors has the experience to help you make the right decision for your company. Feel free to contact us with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you.