The portion of the Patriot Truck Sales business with the highest profile is our selection of pre-owned tractors. However, we also have several varieties of new and used commercial trailers for sale near Dallas, TX that includes vans (dry or refrigerated), flatbeds and tankers. Our team of highly experienced product experts will be able to help any potential buyer examine the needs of their particular corner of the trucking industry as well as the pros and cons of adding a new (or used) trailer to the mix.
As always, Patriot Truck Sales works with a large network of lenders to ensure almost all of our customers can get the financing they need to make their dreams a reality. Customers can schedule an appointment with a Patriot Truck Sales product expert today by calling, 855-200-3075.
Should I own my own trailer?
An owner/operator who decides to own their own trailer will need to consider a lot of different factors. The upside to owning a trailer is that the owner could command an additional 6 cents per mile on average. That seemingly small increase in pay could equate into $800 per month more in revenue.
Additionally, an owner/operator who has their own trailer can have more control in compliance, safety and accountability scores, which has even more benefits. However, the advantages of owning a trailer need to be balanced with increased costs, mostly centered around insurance and maintenance.
How do I spec-out a trailer?
Check the math — The most important consideration for someone picking out a trailer is that their purchase will handle the weight of the cargo they are hauling.
Versatility is the key — Choosing to go with a refrigerated trailer could really open up a number of different options to the driver. Obviously, reefer trailers will allow someone to haul loads that need to be kept cold, but they can still operate as dry vans if needed.
Keep it light — Examining the overall weight of a trailer is an important factor in choosing a new piece of equipment. For every 300 pounds of weight that is kept off a trailer, a driver can reasonably expect to see a .2 percent increase in fuel economy.