Which is better for your truck?

New York Times reader-submitted data shows the cost of buying a new tractor, or a used one, is higher for older trucks and light trucks.

That’s because older trucks are less fuel efficient and tend to be more fuel-efficient than newer models.

Read moreNew data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Transportation Safety Administration shows that the average fuel economy of an old truck is 3.1 miles per gallon (mpg) lower than that of a new one.

The difference in fuel efficiency is most pronounced in the midsize trucks, which tend to have lower fuel economy.Read More