THE truck manufacturers have made available to fleet operators a wealth of truck chassis with sufficient models and interchangeability of units to create special models to meet any transportation job requirements no matter how particular or peculiar.
Within reasonable limits, the first costs of these chassis are indicative of relative chassis strength, durability, and ability.
The selection of a chassis cannot be made from first cost or from operating cost expectancy alone, for these two go hand-in-hand to form the total cost and either may be increased with impunity if the overall cost of transporting the product is thereby decreased.
One of the most important requirements in the selection of a chassis is a thorough operation and transportation job-analysis.
Other considerations include availability of service, inherent safety, legal limitations, and appearance.