We get asked the question all the time: “Should a first -time truck buyer be scared about buying a used truck?” You might be surprised to hear this from a used truck sales company but the answer is “yes”! As with any big decision, discretion and knowledge is the key to minimizing the fear and apprehension associated with buying used or even new equipment. Continue reading “Why a First Time Truck Buyer Should Be Scared to Buy a Used Truck”
Businesses and owner-operators who want to purchase one or more used semitrucks have several options available to them. Which of the following buying options is best for you depends on the specifics of your business and situation. Continue reading “Ways to Purchase a Used Semitruck”
Truck classifications are typically based upon the maximum loaded weight of the truck, usually using the gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and sometimes the gross trailer weight rating (GTWR). This can vary among local or regional authorities.
The classes range from 1–8. Trucks are also classified more broadly by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), which classifies groups by light duty (1–2) , medium duty (3–6), and heavy duty (7–8). A commercial driver’s license (CDL) is generally required to operate heavy duty trucks. Continue reading “Truck Classifications”
A list of common trucking terms and definitions commonly used in the freight, transportation, and trucking industries in the United States. Continue reading “Glossary of Trucking Terms”
A list of common semi-trailer terms and definitions commonly used in the freight, transportation, and trucking industries in the United States. Continue reading “Glossary of Semi-Trailer Terms”