Truck Buying Guide

June 19, 2009

The Progressive Path To Success As A First Time Owner Operator

My name is Doug Shields. I have been committed to the transportation industry for over two decades. I have sold for Volvo, Mack, International, and most recently Peterbilt. During that time I have noticed that the one thing sorely lacking in our industry is a comprehensive guide to buying that first truck. I'm not just talking about the truck itself or even a mechanical inspection. I'm talking about the entire process, the mindset required, the questions that need to be answered and a host of other topics regarding insurance, finance and other things that are too numerous to list here.

I'm sure all owner operators would agree that the learning curve is quite steep and there are many things they would have done differently had they possessed the knowledge then that they have now. What I decided to do is to produce a progressive audio course designed to help those who wish to own their first rig (as well as repeat buyers who want to brush up on the process) to do so with both eyes open and with the best and most recent information available on the subject.

With the advent of I-Pods and I-Phones and other media players including laptop computers it has become much more plausible to produce this type of program and to provide it to a wide trucking audience without cost to the listener. I am producing a series of podcasts designed to educate you in such a way as to demystify the process from start to finish and to provide you with a roadmap to success.

My hope is that you find this information to be helpful that you remember where you got it. I sell class six, seven and eight used and new trucks in Phoenix Arizona and I ship to the 48 contiguous states. I carry sleeper trucks, daycabs, flatbeds, dumptrucks, water trucks, and box vans in all shapes, brands, models, and sizes. My website where my selection of trucks is posted (complete with multiple photos, full specifications and pricing) :

Arizona Trucks

You can subscribe to my free Successful Trucking podcasts and not miss a single episode by going to my podcast page at:

If you use I-Tunes you can subscribe automatically by clicking on the "Subscribe With I-Tunes" icon on the right hand side of the page about halfway down. You can also listen to the podcasts directly on any computer by clicking on the "Play" button for each podcast.

Since this is a PROGRESSIVE audio program I suggest that you start at the first episode and work through the successive episodes at your own pace.

I welcome your comments, suggestions for future topics, and your business. I thank you very much for your time and I look forward to being of further service.

See my Truck Buying Guide.


Doug Shields

Phoenix, AZ

480-238-3873 or 800-273-8309

Phone / Fax
(800) 240-5811
Mailing Address
Trucker To Trucker, LLC 13330 SR 17 Culver, IN 46511