Why a First Time Truck Buyer Should Be Scared to Buy a Used Truck

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”

Truck Classifications

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”