Isuzu | Mitsubishi | Hino (Toyota) | UD (Nissan) | Kenworth | Peterbilt | GMC (made by Isuzu) | Freightliner | International | Ford | Chevrolet
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Purchasing from Yellow Deck brings the advantage of knowing your equipment was carefully evaluated prior to purchase. Every truck is thoroughly screened to maximize our clients satisfaction.
We do all or most of the following:
- Physical mechanics inspection
- Drive test
- Background historical check
- Complete fluids and filter work.
- Any identified necessary repairs are done.
The box truck is the most popular local delivery vehicle. In the US there are 2 popular types: (1) The cab over is the Japanese and European style trucks. (2) The conventional (long nose) box truck is a USA design.
(1) Cab over: Isuzu | Mitsubishi | Hino (Toyota) | UD (Nissan) | Kenworth | Peterbilt | GMC (made by Isuzu).
(2) Conventional: Freightliner | International | Ford | Chevrolet | Hino.
Power and Transmissions:
In the USA the majority of box trucks are automatic transmission. 5 or 6spd manual transmission box trucks are difficult to find and typically fetch a higher price. The majority are diesel engine powered, though in the lower class units gasoline engines are popular. Engine horse power tends to be 175hp up to 300hp. Common engines found in box trucks are: CUMMINS, CAT, International , ISUZU, HINO, Mitsubishi, Mercedes Benz & Detroit Diesel.
Axles, Suspensions and Brakes:
In the USA box trucks come in either single axle or tandem axle. Suspension is available in air ride, but spring ride is most popular. 4×4, 6×6 and other off road heavy duty application specs are not common. A 40k lb rear is heavy duty, where 14,000lb-20,000lbs is the norm. Air brakes are popular in Class 6 and above. Hydraulic brakes in the smaller Class 3-4.
Body and Reefers:
The box is typically manufactured by independent body manufacturers. The box truck starts off as a cab-chassis that is outfitted with a box body at the dealer. The box is available for dry goods and as a refrigerated box. Dry box is usually sheet & post construction like a dry van trailer. Roofs come in translucent fiberglass or aluminum. Doors are rollup or swing doors. Options include lift gates, ramps, E track cargo restraint, and curb side doors.
The refrigerated box truck body is built a lot like the refrigerated van body. Insulation is typically 3”-4” urethane foam. The foam is sandwiched between fiberglass paneling on the interior and aluminum exterior skin. Floors are aluminum in either smooth, grooved, or slotted t floor. The most popular refrigeration units are made by Carrier Refrigeration or Thermo King. The refrigeration units either run off the truck engine or independently (stand by) powered by built in generator.
When deciding on the right box truck size for your business consider some of these points:
- Size of box. Length and width. Standard lengths: 12’,14’,16’,18’,20’,22’,24’,& 26’.
- Height of box deck from ground. Do you need dock height?
- Type of doors: Roll up or swing doors. Do you need side doors?
- Type of roof, when selecting a dry goods box. Aluminum or translucent.
- Type of floor.
- Options like lift gate and ramps.
- Cargo weight carrying capacity.
- Type of chassis that will give you best flexibility and maneuverability in your operation.
Setting a Budget:
The price range for used Box Trucks is based on year of manufacture, make, engine make & mileage, transmission & differential, and general condition. Everyone wants to get the best equipment for the lowest price, but setting a budget helps define what we can offer.
Our inventory changes daily. Contact us with a description of the equipment you want and we will provide you with a list of our current inventory or locate the equipment you need.