Our Cabover Truck Buying Guide, with FAQ
Are you considering the step up to cabover trucks?
These vehicles, also called Cab-Over-Engines, are an excellent investment for many transportation businesses. The team at Diamond Mitsubishi Fuso can help you decide if cabovers are right for your company.
Cabover trucks, a mainstay on North American roads for decades, have grown in popularity the last several years. Trucking businesses that drive a lot of urban miles particularly appreciate the maneuverability of cabovers.
We offer a variety of quality Mitsubishi cabovers for sale and lease at our San Jose truck dealership. Call us or visit our facility to discuss how cabover trucks can benefit your business.
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Cabover Trucks
Learning about cabover trucks can help you make an educated decision as to whether they are a good fit for your business. Here is our cabover truck FAQ and buying guide, with answers provided by the Diamond Mitsubishi Fuso staff.
- Are cabovers a good idea for my city delivery business?
Absolutely. For inner-city transporters such as landscapers, building contractors or service providers, cabovers are maneuverable, space-saving vehicles. Their typically shorter overall length and tight turning circle are desirable in older central-city neighborhoods where parking is difficult, and streets are narrow. Backing is also easier with a cabover than a conventional truck. Today’s cabovers also feature expansive windshields that provide outstanding visibility. Because cabovers have no hood, a driver can see the roadway just six feet ahead.
- Do cabovers get good gas mileage?
Because cabover trucks tend to have slightly smaller engines, they get better gas mileage than many conventional trucks. Gas mileage also depends on how your staff use and drive the vehicle.
- Are cabover cabins comfortable?
Yes. Conventional truck cabins may be roomier, but today’s cabovers are quite spacious and comfortable for even big and tall drivers. Cabovers for sale or lease at Diamond Mitsubishi Fuso come equipped with features that make the trucks safer to drive than ever. It’s easy to enter and exit the cab, too.
- Any differences in servicing a cabover compared to a conventional truck?
The main difference is practical. With a cabover, the entire cab tilts forward, so accessing the engine is easy. As far as performance, Mitsubishi cabover models are among the most reliable commercial trucks on the road, when routinely maintained.
- What about the cargo capacity of a cabover?
Although cabover trucks usually feature shorter wheelbases, they can haul loads comparable to those carried by a conventional truck. Attaching a trailer for additional capacity is no problem.
Call Us Today to Learn More About Cabover Trucks
Our cabover truck buying guide is an overview. If you want to learn more about the advantages of cabover trucks, speak with a Diamond Mitsubishi Fuso representative.
Call 408-263-7300 today for answers to your questions. You may also schedule a visit to our San Jose dealership, which has served Bay Area transportation businesses for more than 50 years.