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Find articles about selling, shopping for, and buying heavy equipment, commercial trucks, trailers, and parts online. From must-have attachments to insider buying advice and costs, we cover everything you need to know before selling your equipment or making your next purchase.

Selling heavy equipment is easier than ever with online listings, which instantly brings a worldwide audience to view your heavy equipment for sale. Although the heavy equipment sales market has become largely digital, buyers are still generally looking for the same specific information as always, and scrupulous business principles still apply. Therefore, you should follow these 8 tips to help make sure you sell your equipment quickly and at a fair price—the My Little Salesman way!
July 1, 2022

Life on the road can be tough, but there are some simple ways to offset its ill effects. In addition to the hazards of the road, long-haul truckers are some of the most susceptible to a wide array of health conditions—ranging from obesity and heart disease and diabetes to anxiety and depression. Learn how to offset some of the hardships of the lifestyle of a truck driver by making just a few tweaks to your daily decisions.
June 24, 2022

Learn what is considered low or average mileage for a used semi truck for sale in his handy article.
June 21, 2022

Ever wondered how to operate a backhoe? Now is your chance to sit behind the wheel (and levers) of these do-it-all machines.
June 21, 2022

From dozers and wheel loaders to skid steers and backhoes, use the following heavy equipment advice and checklists to feel more confident making your big purchase.
June 16, 2022

Got water up against your house? Learn how to keep surface water away from your foundation for a dry crawlspace, basement, or home.
June 7, 2022

There's no reason why your yard should be underwater after a downpour. In this guide, you'll learn how a French works as well as how to design and install a French drain your own yard. 
May 27, 2022

To optimize the performance of your excavator, you’ll need the right attachments for the job. In this piece, we’re going to introduce you to the most popular excavator attachments as well as discuss their applications, costs, and how to acquire said equipment. 
May 19, 2022

Are you searching for new or used forklifts for sale but not sure what will best suit your needs? Use this handy forklift buying guide to help narrow your search.
May 5, 2022

Skid Steer Loaders are an invaluable resource for any construction, landscaping, or material handling project. When operating a skid steer, not only can you haul materials, but with the right attachments, you can also lift pallets, dig, grade and do lots more. So get ready – because you are about to learn how to operate a skid steer in roughly five minutes or less.
March 23, 2022

Considering replacing your semi truck with a newer model? Before you begin looking at new semi trucks for sale, it pays to weigh your options. 
March 17, 2022

Buying a new or used semi trailer doesn’t have to be a headache. In this guide, we’re going to answer all your semi-trailer buying questions related to your need, trailer styles, budget, financing, sellers, and much more.
February 9, 2022

What is the best ice melt substance? What is the best spreader truck? Let's "spread" some light on the right tools for snow and ice management.
February 4, 2022

Learn the basics of how to operate a forklift, what safety procedures are required, and how to successfully train your team.
January 27, 2022

Baseball mitts, blue jeans, and new boots aren’t the only things that work best after a break-in period. Your truck’s new diesel engine needs a break-in period as well
January 27, 2022

One of the ways you can stand out from other heavy-duty dealers is by offering the quickest and most professional customer service in your field. Fortunately, CRM software systems have greatly simplified the way heavy equipment and commercial truck dealerships like yourself manage customer relationships.
December 22, 2021

In this piece, we’re going to walk through the recommended steps you should take as a commercial truck driver in response to an accident involving your vehicle or equipment. These steps will be listed in their suggested order of performance.
December 21, 2021

While trucking companies are known for trying their best to get their drivers home for the holidays—especially Christmas—sometimes this simply isn’t possible. However, there are several ways to bring some of the cozy and familiar sentiments of the holiday season to the road. In this piece, we’re going to look at a few tips to keep you or the truck driver in your life full of holiday cheer while trucking away from home.
December 15, 2021

Is it looking like you'll need to buy new or used heavy equipment soon? Follow these steps to simplify the process.
November 9, 2021

What is a tire credit for dealers in the heavy truck and trailer industries? Let's take a look. 
October 22, 2021

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