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”

3 Expenses and Money Saving Tips for Truck Owner-Operators

Are you a truck driver who is thinking about becoming an owner-operator? If so, you’re in good company. According to the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, there are 350,000 owner-operators in the United States. In 2013, those owner-operators drove about 110,000 miles.

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Emergency Preparedness: Gear to Keep in Your Truck

Regardless of your experience driving your truck cross-country, you might not be able to maneuver your vehicle through a natural disaster or severe storm. And breakdowns can pose their own slew of problems when you’re trying to make a deadline on your delivery. Fortunately, you don’t have to embark on your next route unprepared. Continue reading “Emergency Preparedness: Gear to Keep in Your Truck”

3 Things Every Trucker Should Know About Hauling Livestock

Do you want to haul livestock as a business? The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration states that around 250,000 drivers are specialty livestock haulers in the U.S. alone. Obviously, you’ll be in good company if you choose to transport living freight. Here are three things every trucker should understand about hauling livestock. Continue reading “3 Things Every Trucker Should Know About Hauling Livestock”