There’s no doubt that buying a heavy-duty Class 8 truck is a major investment – so why pay more than you have to? If you’re looking for a great value, the real bargains are on used Kenworth trucks. A used Kenworth is often going to still be as good as new model from other brands – while costing tens of thousands of dollars less.
Some smart shopping can mean great ROI on your investment, lower monthly payments, or possibly even paying for it in cash up-front to avoid the interest charges.
Why Used Kenworth Trucks Are Such A Smart Investment
Kenworth is a subsidiary of PACCAR, and so Kenworth trucks get first access to the latest in PACCAR fuel-efficient engines and related components like the transmission. PACCAR is well known for producing engines which are lightweight without compromising on power, meaning that a Kenworth that’s a few years old may still have more cost-effective engine than the competition.
In particular, the Kenworth T680 line is designed specifically for fuel efficiency, making used T680s possibly the best value in Class 8 trucking.
Kenworth has also been a pioneer in integrating computerization in their trucks, making this another area where a used Kenworth can be as good or better than the competition. Kenworth’s feature onboard computers monitoring every aspect of the truck’s performance, alerting the driver with specifics if any trouble arises. They also utilize mobile communications to coordinate with fleet managers and, if necessary, nearby Kenworth repair shops to minimize downtime from on-road repairs.
Kenworth’s are a favorite among long-haul truckers due to their superior cabins. They’re surprisingly spacious, and larger models have plenty of room to stand up and stretch. They also have space for a wide range of amenities such as refrigerators, small ovens, TVs, gaming consoles, and more. Used Kenworth trucks are a home away from home.
If you’re an owner-operator or aspire to be one, there’s a good chance you have your eye on only one model: the legendary W900. W900s change very little over the years (why mess with perfection) so a used W900 could be the perfect way to achieve your goal and get the independent rig you’ve always wanted.