When you make a capital investment in trucks, says Joe Littleton of Little-Ton & Sons Sand & Supply, you expect to be able to realize the most productivity, the least amount of downtime and the lowest repair costs. For those reasons, the manufacturer's warranty is an important part of purchasing decisions. Little-Ton trades its trucks after about seven or eight years of service. In 2007, the company purchased 32 Set-Back L-Line models and five Acterras. Five more Set-Back L-Line trucks, ordered through Stoops Sterling in Fort Wayne, IN, are scheduled for delivery this month. Overall, he says, Sterling trucks have helped the company succeed because they're built to work and have been dependable, cost effective and easy to maintain. With the combination of the right suppliers, the right trucks backed by a favorable warranty and an effective maintenance program, the Littleton brothers have found their recipe for success.