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 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. If you’re wondering how to make sure your listing can stand out from the rest, check out our 8 tips for selling your commercial vehicle:

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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?”

Cool Driving During Summer Trucking (Infographic)

 

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Most people love rolling the windows down and cruising along on a summer drive. But for truckers, summer driving is not just a nice few minutes between destinations, it’s their full time job with its own set of precautions and problems to look out for in order to stay safe and comfortable. Here are our tips for summer trucking: Continue reading “Cool Driving During Summer Trucking (Infographic)”

Writing the Perfect Truck Driver Resume

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Maybe you recently passed CDL training and are looking for your first driving job. Perhaps you’ve been a trucker for a while now and are either looking to move on from your current company or have been laid off due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Whatever the case, it’s now time to click the “Submit Resume” button (or drop the letter in the postbox) and hope you get called for an interview.

With unemployment pushing competition for jobs to an all time high, you’ll want to write the perfect truck driver resume to help increase your chances of landing a job in transportation. A resume is your only chance to make a good first impression, and is an opportunity for you to sell yourself to the potential employer, helping them understand why they should hire you instead of anyone else.
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Tips for Buying Commercial Vehicles Online

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COVID-19 has the majority of the country staying at home. If you had been interested in buying commercial vehicles, the quarantine might have put a damper on your plans — but in today’s world, it really doesn’t have to. With all of the technology to which we have access, buying commercial trucks and vans is still possible with minimal in-person contact. So, are you still looking to buy? Despite the stay at home orders, it’s still possible with a few easy tips.

Check out our quick tips for buying commercial vehicles online: Continue reading “Tips for Buying Commercial Vehicles Online”