13 Tips for Avoiding Scams When Buying Online

13 Tips for Avoiding Scams When Buying Online

As the leading online marketplace for buying and selling commercial vehicles, Commercial Truck Trader understands just how useful the Internet can be in finding your next truck or van. However, it is essential that online shoppers always be on the lookout for scams. Spikes in scams occur around the holidays in retail, and at the beginning and peak of the busy season in commercial – but they can happen all year round. Because we always want our customers to be safe, we’ve put together a list of 13 tips for avoiding scams when buying online. Continue reading “13 Tips for Avoiding Scams When Buying Online”

Commercial Truck Trader’s Charles Bowles to Host UTA Webinar

Charles BowlesCommercial Truck Trader, the leading online classified marketplace for commercial vehicles, is excited to announce that Charles Bowles, Director of Strategic Initiatives, is partnering with the Used Truck Association‘s Training Committee to host a webinar titled “Digital Sales Best Practices,” which will be held on October 25th at 2:00pm EST. Continue reading “Commercial Truck Trader’s Charles Bowles to Host UTA Webinar”

Meet the Key Support Team with Commercial Truck Trader

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In today’s marketplace, customers often wonder if good customer service still exists. For some consumers, past negative experiences make them dread having to reach out to a business for assistance. Fortunately, that is not the case with Commercial Truck Trader!

Our Key Support Team is more than just customer service; we are a team of dedicated, unique individuals with decades of combined experience and a vast knowledge of the commercial industry. We work tirelessly to establish a genuine relationships between Commercial Truck Trader and our dealers, demonstrating that we truly share a strong partnership with them. The Key Support Team is comprised of Implementation Specialists, Customer Success Representatives, and a Help Desk Specialist, each of whom play an integral part in dealer success. Continue reading “Meet the Key Support Team with Commercial Truck Trader”

Celebrating 6 Exciting Months: A Mid-Year Commercial Truck Trader Update

There are big things happening at Commercial Truck Trader!! With over 20 years of digital experience, we’ve certainly seen our fair share of change throughout the years, from regular website updates to a recent revitalization of our blog and social media accounts. And the growth keeps on going! There have been a number of very exciting events and upgrades for Commercial Truck Trader over the first half of 2018, so today we’re Celebrating 6 Exciting Months: A Mid-Year Commercial Truck Trader Update!! Continue reading “Celebrating 6 Exciting Months: A Mid-Year Commercial Truck Trader Update”

New Reporting from Commercial Truck Trader is a BIG DEAL

We’ve got some huge news to share: Commercial Truck Trader is launching new reporting tools for dealers who sell their commercial vehicles through CommercialTruckTrader.com!!

This is a BIG DEAL. These reporting tools will provide dealers with a more advanced understanding of how buyers are interacting with their listings, how their inventory is performing, and how their inventory listings compare to competition in local and national markets, and more. Continue reading “New Reporting from Commercial Truck Trader is a BIG DEAL”

4 Tips for Optimizing Inventory Listings

There’s a reason Commercial Truck Trader is the leading online marketplace for buying and selling commercial vehicles. Well, actually, there are a few reasons. Today we’re going to talk about one that really excites our dealers: the opportunity to optimize their inventory listings so that they can more quickly and efficiently connect with the buyers who are most likely to be interested and make a purchase. Keep reading to explore a Tips for Optimizing Inventory Listings!! Continue reading “4 Tips for Optimizing Inventory Listings”

Commercial Truck Trader’s Top 10 Memes of 2017

Wow. It seems like just yesterday that we were wrapping up 2016, and now here we are marking the end of 2017!! It’s been a big year on the Commercial Truck Trader official Facebook page (which you can visit HERE). Actually, it’s been far-and-away our biggest year on Facebook ever!!

We went from posting just a few things in 2016, to this year publishing a post every single day, earning hundreds of thousands of views each month!! We cannot thank you enough for contributing to this huge success. We also owe a debt to some very funny memes, most created in-house by our Specialty Content Writer!! Continue reading “Commercial Truck Trader’s Top 10 Memes of 2017”

Commercial Truck Trader’s Top 5 Articles of 2017

Wow. It seems like just yesterday that we were wrapping up 2016, and now here we are marking the end of 2017!! It’s been a big year here on the Commercial Truck Trader blog — actually it’s been far-and-away our biggest year ever!!

We went from writing just a few posts in 2016, to this year publishing a post every single week, earning tens of thousands of views!! We cannot thank you enough for contributing to this huge success by following us here on the blog, and also on Facebook and Twitter. Continue reading “Commercial Truck Trader’s Top 5 Articles of 2017”

Upfits Increase Leads!

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Recently on the blog we’ve been talking about all the great reasons for listings to include upfit information, from Big Benefits for Buyers to Awesome Advantages for Dealers!! Among those dealer advantages are 44% more leads for dealers who include upfit details in their listings and 33% higher conversion rates for ads with upfit data!! Continue reading “Upfits Increase Leads!”

Greening Your Fleet

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Being green isn’t just about recycling, hemp lotion, and eating superfoods like kale- new technologies are making it easier to “Green Your Fleet.” The Association for the Work Truck Industry, NTEA, “expects that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release Phase 2 of their final rule for medium- and heavy-duty truck fuel efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction this summer.”

Some good news is that U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2015 were 12% below their 2005 levels. So what can you do to contribute to further reducing our carbon footprint? A good start is reviewing the Green Truck Association Glossary, which explains and identifies many of the “buzzwords” surrounding the concept of “going green” as a construction company that uses heavy machinery on a regular basis. Next, CarbonFund’s Carbon Footprint Calculator for Business will help you to determine how your team ranks in terms of output. Finally, Work Truck Online provides helpful tips for planning out how to make your fleet more eco-friendly.

According to the ECA, transportation accounts for 26% of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, meaning that over a quarter of the United States greenhouse gases come from private and commercial vehicles. There are various greener fuel alternatives, including hybrid, clean diesel technology, liquid natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural gas (CNG), and it’s important to choose the right option for your business. According to Amerit Fleet Solutions, “one of the biggest hurdles many businesses encounter when considering hybrid vehicles are the changes involved in caring for them. It’s true: going green does require special considerations. Routine maintenance for alternative fuel vehicles, or AFVs, is different than for conventional vehicles and special safety precautions may need to be taken as well.”

Converting your vehicles to alternative fuels in many cases is the most cost effective option because you can keep your existing fleet. However, there are several states that offer attractive tax incentives for purchasing alternative fuel vehicles (AFV’s) for commercial use. For example, Kansas provides a tax credit of up 40% for an AFV. Apart from being good for the environment, making greener choices with your work vehicles could also help you add great savings to your annual fuel costs: after the initial investment, LNG and CNG vehicles can help save upwards of 40% when compared with diesel vehicles. So put down that plant-based juice and work on making your fleet more green- it might end up helping you get more “green!”