The cost of a used semi-truck varies among dealers and can range anywhere from $15,000 to $100,000, as of 2015, states HowMuchIsIt.org. Make, model, mileage, year, condition, features and size determines pricing.
As of 2015, a used medium-duty semi-truck usually costs $20,000 to $40,000, states CostOwl.com. High-mileage semi-trucks are $10,000 to $15,000 but are riskier investments. Heavy-duty semi-trucks are usually $30,000 to $80,000. However, relatively new, low-mileage trucks might sell for $100,000.
An example is a 2011 Peterbuilt 348 with 500 miles and 330 horsepower that sells for around for $95,000 to $100,000, reports CostOwl.com. A 2006 Kenworth T800 with a 17-foot bed and 210,000 miles sells for around $70,000 to $80,000, and a 1999 Volvo with a 22-foot bed and 175,000 miles could sell for $30,000 to $40,000, as of 2015.
Trucker to Trucker sells semi-trucks and trailers for $15,000 to $35,000, states HowMuchIsIt.org. American Truck Buyer lists prices from different semi-truck dealers across America. Depending on the model, its inventory of semi-trucks sell for $10,500 to $39,000, as of 2015.
Before approaching a dealer, car buyers should first determine the type of semi-truck desired, advises CostOwl.com. Local routes require a day cab, but long distance requires a sleeper. Different companies offer different packages, such as a free trailer with every the semi-truck purchased, states HowMuchIsIt.org. Customizations such as leather seats and built-in appliances in the cab add to overall cost.
Finally, before purchasing, buyers should test drive the semi-truck and have a mechanic thoroughly inspect the vehicle, advises HowMuchIsIt.org.