Category Archives: Financing

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Avoid potentially dangerous mistake when buying your first truck

How do I pick out my first tractor as an owner/operator?

If you’re considering jumping into the world of being your own boss and running a transportation company, your top priority is going to be picking out a truck. One of the biggest mistakes a new owner/operator can make is to approach buying their first truck the same way they pick out a personal vehicle. Answering the question, ‘How do I pick out my first tractor as an owner/operator,’ is easily in the top five most common conversations we have with people at Patriot Truck Sales. There are a lot of things to consider when buying a truck including how much you can spend, what kind of cargo you’ll be hauling and where you’ll be hauling that cargo. This is by no means an exhaustive list. However, these are good places to start a conversation. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Insurance is a requirement, but you can still look for some price breaks

How can I get a discount on commercial truck insurance?

If football is a game of inches, being the owner of a small transportation business is a game of cents. Controlling costs is the most important thing an owner/operator can do to ensure he or she is successful. Obviously, the first business bill you’ll want to pay each month is the truck payment, but the second most important is the insurance. After all, you can work and provide for your family if your rig is out of commission. If you’ve been wondering, ‘How can I get a discount on commercial truck insurance,’ Patriot Truck Sales might be able to help. Everyone’s situation will be different, and you should talk to a licensed commercial insurance agent to find the best solutions for you and your business. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Some things to think about when applying for a commercial truck loan

How can I get financing for a tractor-trailer?

There is a lot to attract someone to the world of being an owner/operator. You get to set your own hours and be your own boss. That’s not even including being out on the open road and all of the experiences that can bring. However, the key hurdle to becoming an owner/operator and taking your destiny into your own hands is actually getting a truck and trailer on which to center your business. One of the first questions that must be asked and answered is, ‘How can I get financing for a tractor-trailer?’ Patriot Truck Sales has a few insights to offer that could help you get your business off of the ground. If you need some additional help, please reach out to one of the experts working at our facility. Read the rest of this entry >>