What are the Benefits of Day Cab Trucks?December 6, 2022
When you decide it’s time to buy your first (or second) commercial truck, one of the first questions you’ll be asking yourself is “Do I need a day cab or a sleeper truck?” While there are pros and cons to both options, here are a few reasons why the day cab may be for you.
Lower Up-Front Cost
With most comparable trucks, you’ll be paying significantly less for the day cab than the sleeper. Used sleeper cabs cost anywhere from $50,000 to $250,000, but used day cabs can be bought for as little as $15,000 to $30,000 dollars.
Sleeper cabs have an obvious advantage if you’re traveling long distances since you won’t have to pay for lodging. But if your work only takes you on a few overnight trips each month, it would be a while before that actually saved you money.
One of the best practical advantages of having a day cab is being able to have more control over the vehicle. Day cabs are much easier to handle in tight spaces, such as inner-city facilities or any loading area that wasn’t designed with commercial vehicles in mind.
They also handle better on both city roads and freeways. Being lighter means they’re more responsive to gassing, braking, turning, etc.
Having a vehicle that can react with you instantly will cause less stress throughout your workday.
Even if you are traveling longer distances, the cost saved on motels will need to be weighed against the money spent on fuel for the vehicle.
As bulkier vehicles, sleeper cabs are far less fuel efficient. Even though the difference in efficiency may only be 1-2 MPGs, that could result in 25% more fuel costs since most commercial trucks are getting under 10 MPG to begin with.
Find Your Next Commercial Vehicle with Robertson Truck Group
If you’re looking for used day cab trucks for sale in Ohio, the Robertson Truck Group has been faithfully serving central Ohio for decades. Robertson Truck Group has the equipment and advice that you need to help you succeed in getting the right day cab for you.
Our friendly and well-trained staff is able to deliver all your trucking and equipment needs. Call us at 740-397-4969 or visit our website, RobertsonTruckGroup.com to find day cabs and single axle trucks for sale in Ohio or just to learn more about how we can help you grow your business.