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 ready to sell now, you can use promo code SOCIAL20 for 25% off a paid listing on Commercial Truck Trader. And 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.

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Maintaining Mental Health On the Road During COVID-19

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It’s an uncertain time in our country, with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we try to slow the spread of coronavirus and close the doors of nonessential businesses, many people have transitioned to working from home, while others have been out of work entirely. Then there are truckers and other workers in the transportation industry who continue to do their job everyday, ensuring that hospitals receive medical supplies and grocery stores are stocked with food and other necessities.

While the rest of the nation shelters in place, transport drivers are out there working, adding additional anxiety to an already stressful job. So what can truckers do to take care of their mental wellbeing during COVID-19? While there is no perfect solution, there are a number of steps which can help drivers maintain their mental health while on the road during the ongoing pandemic: Continue reading “Maintaining Mental Health On the Road During COVID-19”

Fighting COVID-19 On the Road: Precautions & What to Do If You Experience Symptoms

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In order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, people across the nation have been advised to stay at home and to practice social distancing, with some states putting the force of law behind those orders. However, there are rare times when people need to be on the road. Some will hop into their RV or onto their motorcycle to travel to provide critical care for family members. Others are truckers performing essential work as they provide hospitals with medical supplies and keep grocery stores stocked with food and other necessities.

Grappling with the coronavirus pandemic can be stressful enough when at home, but what if you start to experience coronavirus symptoms while on the road? To protect yourself, those who may be traveling with you, and those you may come into contact with during and after a trip, it is vitally important that you are familiar with proper precautions to take while on the road, how to identify symptoms of COVID-19, and what to do if you get sick away from home. Continue reading “Fighting COVID-19 On the Road: Precautions & What to Do If You Experience Symptoms”

Custom or Standard: Which Upfit is Right for You?

Custom or standard – which type of upfit design is right for your commercial vehicle? If you were at the previous CONEXPO-CON/AGG, you may have seen Summit Truck Bodies’ custom Ford F-550. With its cool and precise design, Summit was understandably proud of their ability to upfit highly specialized trucks. Yet their impressive custom display contrasts with a growing trend in the industry for more standard designs. This had us thinking it would be a great time to look at the benefits of both custom and standard commercial vehicle upfits! Continue reading “Custom or Standard: Which Upfit is Right for You?”