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​Trux and Equipment, LLC – Why Lease When You Can Buy

By Steve Pollock

June, 2019

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SEVILLE, OH… “Everyone starts out with one truck. That is why we can’t in good conscience set up our customers with payments or interest rates that are too high. We want to help them succeed and grow if they want to.” Stated Matthew Fuetter, Sales Professional at Trux and Equipment, LLC.

Trux and Equipment, LLC, located off I-76 Exit 2 in Seville, Ohio, one mile east of the junctions of I-76 and I-71, began business at its brand-new state of the art facility in November of 2013. For close to twenty years, Kurt farmed and did flatbed work as an owner-operator in the off season. He then started wholesaling trucks, largely for export. When the family opened Trux in 2013, it was with the philosophy that they would “go above and beyond what most truck dealers and independent used truck sales companies do for their customers.” Little things – like meeting customers after normal business hours or on a weekend to accommodate their work/load schedule. And big things – like shopping finance companies to find their customers an affordable interest rate and payment schedule that will allow them to pay their truck off, yet have a reasonable take home pay each week.

It all starts with a good, mechanically sound truck. The Fuetters prefer to purchase late model trucks, a combination of Freightliners, Peterbilts, Kenworths and Volvos. Most are road tractors with sleepers, 2014s or newer, in the 400,000-600,000-mile range. Prices range from $30,000 to $80,000 with some matched units available for owner-operators and small fleets. There is one thing, however, that Kurt is adamant about, the trucks must be in good, sound mechanical condition, Kurt states, “We don’t cover up problems with our trucks, we fix them!” While Trux has two full time mechanics on staff, the majority of repairs are done at local OEM truck dealers using genuine parts, right down to brake shoes and drums so that the parts and repairs are warranted for the truck buyer. Each truck receives a 100-point inspection, test drive and has a new air, water and fuel filter installed as well as a fresh PM Service preformed. All oil changes are done at Speedco, which also performs a DOT inspection. Each truck is inspected a minimum of 5 times before it goes on the sales lot of Truck and Equipment, LLC. Every unit is eligible for a Premium 2000 warranty if the buyer so chooses.

Matthew Fuetter explains, “We sell financing. We have finance packages to fit everyone’s needs from first time buyers to the credit challenged, as well as experienced owner-operators and small fleet owners. We shop multiple finance sources for our customers to find them the best interest rates, down payment and monthly payments that will allow them to succeed.” Interest rates range from 0%-15%, with an average of 8-10% for most customers. Down payments generally run 3-10% of the price of the truck and Trux and Equipment strives to keep the payments affordable. Best of all, Trux and Equipment helps their customers build credit for themselves and their company. Credit that will help maintain and grow their company in the years to come.  

Matthew states, “My goal is to put together a finance package for our customers that will allow them to succeed. More often than not I can show them how it makes more sense financially to buy a truck from us than to lease purchase one from the company they are working for. We would like to sell them their next truck as well, or an additional truck when they decide to grow their fleet. I will take the time to help them analyze their financial situation and buy a truck that they can afford. Right now, we have a great selection of clean, well-maintained trucks that are ready to drive off our lot and go to work. See the ad below for just a few of these units.”

Any truck purchased in the month of June at Trux and Equipment, LLC will receive $250 in free fuel with the coupon on the ad. To see their complete inventory of trucks, visit www.truxandequipment.com or call 330-721-8512 with any questions you may have concerning specs or financing options.