4 Big-As-F Reasons to Buy Used Commercial Vehicles

From expanding your fleet to simply replacing unrepairable trucks, there are many motivations that may lead you to consider buying a commercial vehicle. At Commercial Truck Trader, we’re dedicated to connecting business owners and drivers with the very best trucks and vans for their lives and livelihoods. Our online marketplace offers listings of new and used vehicles. Those glossy new trucks are immediately appealing to anyone. However, for some customers, new isn’t always the most practical choice, which is why used commercial vehicles also perform so strongly on our site.

What makes purchasing a used truck or van such a smart decision for so many? In this article, we’ll review the primary benefits of buying used trucks and vans! And to help you remember, we’re using a certain letter as a mnemonic device. Continue scrolling to find 4 big-as-F reasons to buy used commercial vehicles:

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Drivers Beware! 11 More Haunted Roads in America

Drivers Beware! 9 of the Most Haunted Roads in America

Drivers across the nation have spine-tingling tales of the strange and supernatural, from creepy local folktales to terrifying personal experiences. Last year, we reviewed 9 of the most haunted roads in America, which largely focused on the East Coast. This year we’re back, with 11 more haunted roads stretching across the United States, from Wisconsin to Texas to California. If you find yourself driving on any of these roads, especially around Halloween, take heed of these spooky warnings!

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Back to School: Buying a Commercial Vehicle During a Pandemic (Infographic)

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Across the country, students are returning to school (or virtual classrooms) to learn new things. And for those who are in the market for a new commercial vehicle, it’s time to go back to school too. There’s plenty to review about purchasing best practices, and now there’s a new subject: buying during COVID-19. So, before you purchase your next vehicle, hit the road with Commercial Truck Trader’s ABCs of Buying a Commercial Vehicle During a Pandemic: Continue reading “Back to School: Buying a Commercial Vehicle During a Pandemic (Infographic)”

Back to School: Lessons & Reminders for Truckers

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As summer comes to end, families across the country are gearing up for the return of school. Notebooks, pencils, class schedules, carpools — there’s quite a bit to organize before a new semester. At Commercial Truck Trader, we’ve decided to go back to school, too, and have put together this list of tidy reminders for both new truckers and those simply looking for a refresher course in the basics.

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Lead Enrichment 101: The Basics

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More than ever, consumers have turned to the Internet to learn about, browse for, and complete transactions. For commercial vehicles, this trend feels different than the shopping process of years past. Instead of dealers like you talking with consumers face-to-face while they contemplate their purchase, now, a huge portion of that process has moved online.

As a dealer, accurate inventory listings on our marketplace and up-to-date contact information, helps you provide valuable information and participate in the pre-purchase process.

But what happens when an interested buyer picks up the phone to inquire about one of your units they saw online? How do you have a conversation with the lead naturally, helpfully, and in a way that shows you understand their personal goals and needs? Continue reading “Lead Enrichment 101: The Basics”

Buying a Commercial Vehicle in the Age of COVID: 6 Tips for Socially Distant Shopping

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Even as the nation has reopened following the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, public health and government officials are urgently asking Americans to maintain precautions in order to slow the spread of the virus. Wearing a mask and keeping 6 feet of distance from others is simple enough, but how has coronavirus impacted the process of shopping for and buying trucks? Here are our tips for buying commercial vehicles in the Age of COVID-19: Continue reading “Buying a Commercial Vehicle in the Age of COVID: 6 Tips for Socially Distant Shopping”

5 Tips For Preventing Truck Accidents

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Driving a vehicle always involves risk. Driving a large vehicle such as a semi-truck involves even greater risk. In addition to potential property damage in the event of a collision, big-rigs are also a greater risk for causing serious injuries if they crash on the road. While it’s true that many truck accidents are unavoidable, there are plenty of actions drivers can take to prevent a variety of semi-truck crashes. Because avoiding truck accidents is everyone’s job, here are 5 tips for preventing truck accidents for drivers of both big-rigs and passenger vehicles. Continue reading “5 Tips For Preventing Truck Accidents”

8 Tips for Selling Your Commercial Vehicle

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Online research is crucial to many buyers today, and if selling your commercial truck or van is a top priority, posting it on Commercial Truck Trader is a great place to start reaching those buyers. We have millions of visitors actively looking for their next commercial vehicle on our site each month, so you’re sure to get plenty of eager eyes on your unit. Wondering how to get the most bang for your buck? Check out our top 8 tips for making sure your Commercial Truck Trader listing stands out from the rest: Continue reading “8 Tips for Selling Your Commercial Vehicle”

From Big-Rig Bod to Beach Bod (Infographic)

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Everyone wants to have a “beach bod” when summer comes around, but it can be tough when you’re starting with “big-rig bod.” Every driver knows how tough it can be to stay healthy when on the road, making it no surprise that approximately 70% of truckers are overweight. But if you want to get more active this summer and improve your physical health, here are exercises to help you stay fit during long hauls, with little or no equipment required*

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Are Drivers Always Liable For Truck Accidents?

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When commercial trucking accidents happen, investigators look into the many potential factors that may have contributed to the crash. In some cases, driver error coupled with poor maintenance are to blame for the collision. But oftentimes, investigators discover that other parties were also to blame, as they may have failed to keep up with their responsibilities. 

This boils down to the simple fact that drivers aren’t always responsible for truck accidents. As a matter of fact, truck drivers are often the victims. When companies such as trucking, cargo, or manufacturing firms make mistakes, accidents are more likely to happen. Continue reading “Are Drivers Always Liable For Truck Accidents?”