Volvo had a "Guaranteed Buyback" program that helped them sell trucks for a long. Once that program ended it was more cost effective to just full-service lease because of the maintenance problems you mentioned dropped their trade-in values in the toilet. Bought lots Freightliners and Internationals, but the last 100 lot I bought were KW's with MX13's. Divers complained about a lack of power, but what don't drivers complain about? They weren't paying the fuel bill, so they didn't get to vote.Nice but I see that you left out Volvo.......LOL.........The company I drive for leases all their tractors and trailers.....They made the mistake one go around to lease Volvos......They only did that 1 time......They were junk.......100K miles per set of injectors and 150K on a turbo was the norm with them......I put about 650K on mine in about 5 years and went through 6 sets of injectors, 3 turbos, 2 DPFs, had the 7th injector replaced 2 times, the rear drive axel and pumpkin replaced due to the stub drive shaft between the drive axels failing in a big way, and that is just the big ticket items........
Never could put a deal together with Volvo. They were an arrogant bunch, for no more reliable than their engines performed. You hit the nail on the head... Injectors, turbos, and their emissions system are more prone to failure than anybody's. Pricey truck to buy once you run the total cost of ownership #'s. Most cost effective OTR truck to run right now is a T680 with a MX13. B10 engine, great fuel economy, good trade in value, and PACCAR Finance will put together some really amazing finance packages on fleet purchases if you're will to work your delivery schedule to help them keep the build slots at Chillicothe filled. MHC is their biggest Dealer and they are some really good people that know how to take care of a fleet customer.