Truck drivers from poorer parts of the world have a hard time understanding why so many American truckers are willing to drive old classic trucks. Interestingly, the answer to this question is also a good explanation as to why so many people buy new trucks and can’t make it. Wealth comes from keeping what you have and taking care of it so it will last. Some of us were fortunate to inherit this skill from our parents, while others have to struggle for years until they figure it out. An older (reliable) truck with no payments will set you free from poverty, even if you need to re-power it every once in a while. Back in the day, truck makers had to fight hard to earn your business so they built their trucks right – they built them to last!