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Day Cab Semi Trucks for Shorter Haults (or sleeping in hotels)
Day cab semi trucks are designed to complete shorter hauls that take less than one day. Though they lack kitchens, bathrooms and sleeping quarters, this frees up more cargo space, reduces air drag and uses less fuel to run. Day cabs also have a shorter wheelbase than sleeper cabs, which means they are more maneuverable and can fit into tight lots.
My Little Salesman understands the numerous expenses associated with hauling, which is why we proudly list affordable new and used day cabs for sale that can cut down on costs and get the payload to its destination. We have day cabs with different axle configurations to give the smoothest and most reliable rides to make sure the payload arrives safely and on schedule.
Choosing the Right Day Cab
Deciding on a day cab basically depends on the average length of your hauls. There is no reason to include a bunk area, bathroom and kitchen unless you are making overnight trips. Day cabs also have a rearview mirror for increased visibility – which is especially useful when back up.
Some day cabs keep the front axle closer to the bumper for a smoother ride and increased the weight capacity. Similarly, the longer the rear axle, the better the weight distribution (which provides a smoother ride with less stress on the suspension during hauls).
How to Inspect a Used Day Cab
Always refer to the following when inspecting day cab semi trucks:
- Logs – Maintenance logs and the number or hours or miles logged will let you know how much this day cab was used and how well it was maintained.
- Rust – Aside from obvious areas, raised spots could signify rust damage as well.
- Windows and Doors – Loose seals increase air drag and make your day cab work harder.
- Tires – Checking the treads, look for cracks and bent hubcaps.
- Engine – Leaks, smoke, dirt, rust, bad cables and strange noises are not good signs.
- Oil – Make sure the oil has been changed regularly and is not old.
- Brakes – No corrosion.
- Lights – You don’t want to be fined and you want to work safely, so make sure all of the lights work properly.
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