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We are interested in knowing the matainence history before we purchase. Is there a company like carfax for commercial trucks?

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I am not aware of any service like that for commercial trucks.  If you are buying from a large carrier or Penske or Ryder that is the first owner of the truck, they should be able to provide the maintenance history for the truck.  If you are buying from a dealer or private individual you need a professional truck mechanic to do a thorough inspection and report BEFORE you buy, since you will be buying as-is.  gHope it works out for you.  

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Jim Bowers

Expertise

Expertise in U.S. Trucking Industry, Solution Development, Pricing issues, Bid process, Negotiations, Costing and Pricing information systems.

Experience

30 years. LTL, TL, and Dedicated Pricing programs, Activity Based Costing, Cost modeling.

Organizations
Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Past Board Member, Treasurer, Secretary of Central Florida Roundtable.

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BA Marketing, University of South Florida.

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