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News Bodes Well For Fresh Produce Haulers

Have you seen it? The latest semi-truck industry news published in The Packer bodes well for owner-operators with connections in fresh produce industry. As reporter Jim Offner indirectly noted in one of his January 2017 pieces, the fears surrounding the Food Safety Modernization Act have been largely overrated. The new legislation hasn’t slowed down sales or owner-operator work. As a matter of fact, in certain areas it may have even bolstered it.

Although timely, Offner’s piece of semi-truck industry news didn’t go into the whys and wherefores full-bore. However, at Sam’s Truck Sales we did. The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is just the tip of the refrigerated truck corner. It seems there’s been a coordinated effort to increase community grants and other third-party funding too. Like the FSMA, the grants are meant to help spark fresh food consumption. So, you know what that means.

It’s time for owner-operators and others to exponentially increase the size of their semi-truck fleets. Increasing fleets quickly has the tendency to be costly when only new trucks are involved. As such, our Sam’s Truck Sales Team wants to remind everyone that used vehicles are available too. They’re a great way to increase fleet size in time to take advantage of changes sparked by the FSMA and related grant releases.

As the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association points out, many firms are currently relying on older model Freightliners and Peterbilts. At Sam’s Truck Sales, we have a number of those on the lot, especially when it comes to Frieghtliners. Many are 10-speed or higher, which tend to be preferred by professional drivers and owner-operators alike. In addition, we are open to financing options meant to help both independent drivers and fresh produce transport companies. To learn more about buying refrigerated trucks before the 2017-2018 harvest season begins, please contact Sam’s Truck Sales Team today.


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