We all look forward to the winter holidays, but that also means winter weather is right around the corner. Whether you drive a pickup truck, cargo van, big-rig, or other truck or van, freezing temperatures and winter precipitation can impact your commercial vehicle’s performance or even cause lasting damage. For those who have a single commercial vehicle, and for fleet managers overseeing many trucks and vans, Commercial Truck Trader has put together 13 tips for winterizing your commercial vehicles in preparation to face the harsh weather of the season:Continue reading “13 Tips for Winterizing Your Commercial Vehicles”
Spending Thanksgiving Day on the road? Sure you can pop into a rest stop offering a turkey sandwich special. But for truckers who want a taste of home, Thanksgiving dinner can also be prepared right in the cab! Here’s how (with the help of your generator and power inverter).Continue reading “Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner on the Road”
We have fun writing about the most haunted roads in America, but the real danger on Halloween is the increased risk on the road for drivers and pedestrians. Sadly, twice as many children are hit and killed by cars on October 31st than any other day. This is largely because the hours of trick ‘r treating present a trifecta of risks: darkness, a spike in pedestrians, and multiple distractions in the form of decorations and costumes. Whether you drive a semi-truck or an HVAC van, here are Commercial Truck Trader’s tips for safely operating your commercial vehicle on Halloween:Continue reading “8 Tips for Safe Driving During Trick ‘r Treating”
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! Continue scrolling to find 4 big reasons to buy used commercial vehicles:Continue reading “4 Big Reasons to Buy Used Commercial Vehicles”
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!Continue reading “Drivers Beware! 11 More Haunted Roads in America”
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)”
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.
Here is Commercial Truck Trader’s Back to School Checklist: Continue reading “Back to School: Lessons & Reminders for Truckers”
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”
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”
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*:
*Any physical exercise should only be done in consultation with your doctor or primary care physician Continue reading “From Big-Rig Bod to Beach Bod (Infographic)”