The price for used semi trucks can vary greatly, from as low as $10,000 to well over $100,000. Normally the price varies based on factors such as the truck's age, condition, mileage, features and size.
Medium-duty semi trucks are generally the least expensive, ranging from around $20,000 to $40,000 as of 2015. While it may be possible to find medium-duty semi trucks for sale for as low as $10,000 to $15,000, these usually have many miles and may not have a long life ahead. Used heavy-duty semi trucks often range in price from $30,000 to $80,000, although a fairly new semi with low mileage could easily sell for $100,000 or more depending on the condition it is in.
It is important for a prospective used semi truck buyer to know the difference between a used truck and a refurbished truck. Refurbished trucks are used trucks that have been brought back in line with the manufacturer's original standards. This means that these refurbished vehicles are usually more reliable than used trucks, but they are also generally more expensive.
Truck GPS Resources recommends thoroughly inspecting any used semi truck before purchasing it, paying special attention to the oil condition, suspension and all major parts. Potential buyers should also inspect the vehicle's service records and inspect the vehicle for structural rust.