Anyone who has been to the state of Texas knows that not only is a big state, but that trucking is a very big industry. This is partially due to the import and export of goods across the southern border as well as the continual growth of new industries and manufacturers that are moving into the state.

This has created a significant demand for good quality used heavy duty truck models. Small to large businesses are constantly searching for these vehicles as a low-cost option to replacing existing vehicles on the yard or to add to a fleet without the high overhead of purchasing a new vehicle.

If you are considering the purchase of a used heavy duty truck in the state, stop and consider the following issues about the vehicle as well as the seller.

Newer Models with Lower Mileage

No matter how well maintained an older truck is, the more miles on the truck, the more likely it is that there will be a risk of the need for an extensive repair sooner than with a well-maintained newer model of truck, with low mileage.

Weighing the risk of a major repair requirement and the downtime for the truck against the slightly higher costs of the newer, lower mileage model will be an important consideration.

Consider Imports

In Texas, as well as across the country, there is an increased interest in some of the imported heavy duty trucks. Trucks by Isuzu, Hino, and Mitsubishi offer exceptional fuel mileage, all the latest in safety features and technology as well as innovative designs that can make driving easier.

Be open to compare the more traditional truck lines and models with the imports. This can help you to pick up a terrific used heavy duty truck for city and highway use without having to go beyond your budget.