Used Service Trucks for sale in Texas

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Overview

Service trucks are used for heavy-duty work like railways, airports, and mines, as well as light construction/maintenance work like plumbing, residential roofing, and electrical wiring. Service trucks come with many different body options, including service body, master mechanic, enclosed body, landscape body, and dump body. Mechanic body service trucks can be fitted with accessories such as cranes, generators, and welders. 

Service trucks have various small drawers and compartments that store tools and other supplies.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • It depends on the type of truck and the equipment that comes with it. Used service trucks can range anywhere from $5,000 to $125,000+.

  • The top service truck manufacturers include Ford, Nissan, Ram, and Chevrolet.

  • Service trucks are used in various industries, including construction, home service, government, and industrial. They are common in many industries because they can fit on any job site, travel long distances, and store various tools needed at job sites and other work environments.

  • The average weight of a service truck is between 5,700-6,700 lbs.

  • To safely operate a service truck, you have to embrace new technology like automatic emergency braking, forward collision warnings, speed limiters, and rear/blindspot cameras. Since service trucks will operate close to civilian vehicles, it's important to abide by regular traffic laws.

    Preventative maintenance is important for service trucks as many operators will drive 10,000 + miles/year. Changing fluids, changing batteries, checking tire wear, inspecting the brakes, and checking the oil are a few examples of preventative maintenance that save operators time and money in the future.

  • When buying a used service truck, ask for a full inspection report which covers the vehicle's engine, hydraulic system, oil reservoir, tires, flatbed, and electrical system. Different service vehicles have different capabilities and accessories designed for specific industries.

  • Older service trucks may not have modern safety features like forward-collision warnings, speed limiters, and rear/blindspot cameras. These added features and other factors make newer models more expensive than used models. A good rule of thumb is "If you drive more than 25,000 miles a year and will need a truck for at least five years, buy new.

  • Service truck operators make anywhere from $30,000 to $100,000/year, depending on their industry and position. Many service truck owner-operators make close to six figures because they own their own business.

  • There's no such thing as a service truck operator, but hundreds of jobs involve driving a service truck, including roofing, plumbing, general construction, and maintenance. Check the regulations for specific industries to find out the qualifications to get started.