Five Tips A Trucker Needs To Know When Financing A Truck
by Jason Dasher Capital Solutions
When financing a truck, some specific bits of information need to be kept in mind by the person who is going to drive it.
The Size of the Truck
When you're purchasing a truck, it's likely because you have some large items to move. Therefore, you must consider whether there is adequate space in the vehicle for what you need to carry and the weight of those items. Be sure to ask for specifications regarding these types of matters, and make sure you know the capacity of the truck before agreeing to buy it.
The Roads on Which You'll Drive
While driving through any town or city, you've likely come across signs telling you that your truck is simply to big to pass through. Therefore, it's very important to think about where the truck is going to be going. You absolutely must look up the limits in these areas; you do not want to get stuck being unable to cross a bridge or a tunnel because the new truck you bought is simply too large.
Money from the Company
If you're going to be driving a truck for work, it's very unlikely that you should be the one financing the vehicle. Now, in the event that the truck is going to be used for both personal purposes and work reasons, a different type of deal may have to be made with the employer as far as paying for it.
The Payment Plan
Speaking of money, you should also have a clear picture of the payment plan before you sign any documents or pay any money. Will the money come right out of your account, and will the employer will reimburse you? Will it be an automatic payment plan, or do you have to remember to send in checks on a monthly basis?
The Safety Features
Trucks, due to their size, can be very dangerous if they do not have the correct safety features. Not only do they have to be a part of the truck, but you also need to know how to use them correctly. Ask for a test drive to ensure that everything is understood.
When you're financing a truck, whether it is for personal or business use, it's very important to keep these tips in mind. This article was brought to you by Capital Solutions Truck Financing