There are many alternatives in obtaining dump truck financing. Whether you are a start up or a seasoned business, the first logical place to investigate your financing is at your local bank. This may be pleasurable experience if you have many contacts at your bank but most people usually don’t have these types of connections. The seasoned business must have at least mid 600s on their personal credit scores and be prepared to go through a lengthly paper process. Prior year income tax returns may be required, current personal financial statments needed and various other requests. The start up business must have a credit score properly 680 or higher and will have a much smaller success rate in obtaining bank financing. The business start up is a high risk factor and must adhere to higher lending standards.
Most banks and financial institutions offer loan and/or lease programs. The difference is that the loan programs transfers title at the end of the payment obligation, whereas the leasing component offers a rent type environment during the course of the lease with a buy out option at the end of the lease period to take title. Usually, the monies required upfront to acquire a loan are higher and eliminates many candidates. The Leasing arena requires anywhere from usually first and last payment to approximately 20% down of the dump truck cost.
On the loan and lease programs for a dump truck applicant, the applicant must investigate whether the bank and/or financial institution considers this a qualified asset which they will lend on. Most lenders like this type of asset but others may specialize in other industries such as medical and transportation such as limos, limo buses, ambulances etc. Some Lenders will only lend up to ten years based upon the age of the truck where others may extend beyond this parameter. Loans and leases usually run anywhere between 36 -60 months based upon the age of the dump truck. Another factor to consider in the financing area, many dump trucks are what they call conversions. The chasis of the dump truck and./or the road truck may be given a new dump box. Obviously this dump box is new but the chasis could be as old as ten years old. Lenders are particular in this area and may not accept a converted dump truck. Obviously, please check with your lender to ascertain their lending guidelines.
The dump truck applicant is seeking a relationship with the lender no matter whether it is a start up or seasoned business. The front money to commence the lending vehicle, the monthly payments and the buyout clauses at the end of the lending instrument, if there is one, is paramount in making a prudent business decision. The amount of paperwork and hoops to jump through to get to end of the financing process are considered in the total evaluation process.
As we discussed above, there can be a lengthly paperwork process to obtain your financing. Recently, some of the lenders have changed their computer qualification models and accept application only programs. This means there are no income tax returns required, time consuming personal fianancial statments needed, and other key documents either prepared and /or requested. This program is usually geared for the seasoned business but there are start ups applications programs available as well. These application lending programs usually run from $20,000 to $250,000. It is important for the dump truck applicant to check out all the lending programs available. The collateral of the financing is the dump truck and usually no additonal collateral is required. The minimum credit score required for all dump truck applicants may start as low as 575.
The last thing you should be aware of is dealer/financing inventory programs. What this means, the lender has repos and/of a off lease inventories that they want to move for cash flow purposes. This financing arrangement is geared to the start up as well as seasoned business and may offer the dump applicant an execellent buying and financing opportunity.
When you are shopping for dump truck financing, consider the following, the front money, the monthly payments, what collateral is required, and what the buyout clauses mean. Also, make sure you have a good source of income coming from a contract and/or other methods. Remember, whatever lending program you select, there is more than likely a personal guranatee required.
Happy hunting for your dump truck and its related financing…..