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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.

By arming yourself with knowledge, you can extend your dollars to new heights when buying a new or used bucket truck—allowing your business to boom!
May 9, 2024

Let’s learn the best and easiest ways to grade your backyard to afford you proper drainage and a patio that doesn’t make you question your own equilibrium.
May 1, 2024

Deciding between a backhoe loader and an excavator can be a crucial choice for any decision-makers in the worlds of construction, demolition, farming, and beyond. Both pieces of heavy machinery play essential roles but their strengths lie in different areas.
April 30, 2024

A lone trucker cruises down a remote highway at dusk. Suddenly, a deer darts out from the shadows. There's a sickening thud. The impact sends shockwaves through the massive semi-truck. The driver, heart pounding, knows it could have been much worse.

April 15, 2024

Heavy equipment ownership isn't just about the machinery; it's a gateway to entrepreneurship for those looking to carve their niche in a booming industry. The following questions will help you explore the multifaceted world of equipment rental businesses, the intricacies of managing operational costs, and how to stay afloat and prosperous in a competitive market.

April 4, 2024

(Read or Listen)  A used reefer trailer (the industry term of "refrigerated trailer") is just that—a mobile cold storage unit vital for the transport of perishable goods across vast distances. But finding one that combines reliability with value requires a keen eye and informed decision-making. In this buying guide, let's check out the process of buying a used reefer trailer—delving into inspection checklists, maintenance records, and the crucial step of professional evaluation.
March 19, 2024

"So, you're telling me that this new fleet of trucks we just bought has already dropped in price?" Chip huffed.
"Well, yeah. But there is an upside," Sue started in a reassuring tone, "depreciation is tax-deductible."

March 14, 2024

Just imagine—signing ink on a piece of much-needed machinery for a fraction of its original cost. Too good to be true? It just so happens that buying heavy equipment at auction can be a treasure trove of deals—if you're a savvy buyer.

March 12, 2024

Importing heavy equipment rather than buying domestically has upsides and potentials downsides. Let's explore them in this helpful guide and podcast episode.
March 7, 2024

(Read or Listen) Need help determining what kind of heavy duty equipment trailer will serve your needs best? Read (or listen) to this help guide and finish up with an interactive quiz to help you narrow down your options. 
March 5, 2024

[Read or Listen] Could a deckover trailer be the answer to your odd-sized cargo hauling problems? Let's find out!
February 27, 2024

[Read or Listen] In this short guide, we aim to help you discern cosmetic blemishes from mechanical dealbreakers in used construction equipment—empowering you to score the ideal machine.
February 13, 2024

[Read or Listen] This article is your guide to understanding the intricacies of upgrading used construction equipment legally and safely. Whether you're a dealership, a private seller, a potential buyer, or an operator, knowing the dos and don'ts can help ensure that your investments are sound, compliant, and beneficial in the long run.
February 8, 2024

[Read or Listen] According to the Federal Highway Administration, bridges are hit by semi-trucks over 15,000 times a year. But who is to blame—truckers or inadequate CDL training programs? Let's ask truck drivers.
January 30, 2024

[+ Podcast Episode & Infographic] The following guide is designed to walk you through the key areas to inspect—helping you spot red flags before your mechanic has to. 
January 11, 2024

“So, what are prices for dump trucks in 2024?” The pricing for used dump trucks now starts around $40,000, while new dump trucks can cost up to $300,000, with an average price, as reported by My Little Salesman, being around $170,000. 

January 4, 2024

So, you’d like to sell a semi-truck or maybe a piece of construction equipment online. Awesome! But there’s just one problem—you’re not exactly a dealership. The purpose of this guide is to walk you, a private seller, through the process of selling your heavy equipment or commercial vehicle online in a way you and your buyer walk away happy. 
January 3, 2024

"You're not just a driver; you're a custodian of safety. It's crucial to always be alert, especially when loading and unloading. Mistakes can be costly—not just financially, but also in terms of safety."
December 26, 2023

This guide is designed to help you better compare construction equipment prices at low or no cost—making sure you're comparing apples to apples instead of apples to used excavators—and much more.
December 18, 2023

Whether you've encountered a scenario like this or you just want to completely dot i's and cross t's, verifying the serial number on a piece of equipment is a smart idea for any buyer.
December 13, 2023

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