Advice & Tips

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.

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

What is a Federal excise tax? How does it impact the heavy truck and trailer industries? Get help wrapping your head around FETs with this handy piece.
October 18, 2021

Learn the basics of how to operate a forklift, what safety procedures are required, and how to successfully train your team.
October 13, 2021

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
September 8, 2021

Learn not only how to photograph your commercial vehicles and heavy equipment for sale but also how to think like a buyer to maximize your results.
September 2, 2021

Learn what is considered low or average mileage for a used semi truck for sale in his handy article.
August 30, 2021

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. 
August 26, 2021

The new Deals section of your My Little Salesman dealer management system allows you to manage the who, what, where, when, and how of absolutely any transaction—all in real-time. In addition to this, the Form section will allow you to automate your form data entry while also providing DocuSign integration on any document requiring electronic signature. Managing your equipment sales just got a whole lot easier!
August 23, 2021

Whether you have semi-trucks for sale or you’re looking to sell other heavy equipment and parts, managing the necessary paperwork is likely your least favorite part of the job. Realizing this, My Little Salesman set out to make the process of filling out forms and acquiring the necessary signatures as painless as possible. Part of this effort includes a new system feature we’re excited to announce: DocuSign account integration with your My Little Salesman Sales Desk. And it really couldn’t be any easier to set up and use.
August 16, 2021

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!
August 8, 2021

A sure way to capture the spirit of a civilization is to examine what it builds. Humans have always expressed themselves through architecture, design, and innovation. Therefore, the spirit of America can be viewed through the lens of its most inspiring construction projects.

In this list, we won’t confine ourselves to buildings alone, but to all of the projects that make America great. From the Hoover Dam, to the Interstate Highways system, let’s explore the top ten constructions in American history.
August 2, 2021

In this article we’ll take a look at how industry norms have been affected by supply chains, demand, and worker shortages. We’ll also follow these trends to forecast the future of both residential and commercial construction for the immediate future as well as the next 5 and 10 year periods.
July 15, 2021

This article will go over everything you need to know about 3D printing heavy duty truck parts. We’ll discuss the process, the materials required, and whether or not the endeavor is cost effective.
June 8, 2021

Remanufactured engines are a quick, easy, and cost-effective way to get a truck with a faulty engine back on the road. In this article, we’ll go over why remanufactured truck engines are a great solution and some tips that will help you find the best ones for your fleet.
June 4, 2021

Trucking isn’t just a job, it’s a lifestyle. All truckers know how rewarding their career is: the feeling of freedom, and the independence of life on the road - heck, the pay ain’t bad either! But the life of a trucker can also be a dangerous one. Traveling across the country, often by yourself, in a semi that weighs anywhere between 30,000 and 80,000 pounds is a risky proposition, no matter how experienced you are. In this article, we’ll go over the top 10 most important road safety tips for truckers.
April 29, 2021

A spreader truck is simply a snow plow truck that can spread salt, sand and chemicals that melt ice wherever snow and ice management is needed. It may seem fairly simple, but contractors have used spreader trucks to prepare roads and other surfaces for a very long time, and snow and ice management has only grown more sophisticated as the technology advances. Fortunately, by the end of this guide you will know if you need a tailgate spreader or a hopper spreader – and what to fill it with!
December 3, 2020

Skid steer loaders and tractors are the two preferred types commercial snow removal equipment when it comes to plowing deep snow off roads, fields and various worksites. Since both skid steers and tractors have enough speed and traction to operate in the snow, and since they are so commonly found on construction and agricultural sites anyway, it only makes sense to use them as heavy duty snow removal equipment. However, there are many different snow removal attachments and other options to choose from, so follow this guide to find the best snow removal equipment for your business.
November 24, 2020

A list of the best heavy equipment engines from Cummins, Cat and Detroit. There’s a lot of different heavy duty engines to choose from to power your construction equipment, semi truck, logging truck, or other commercial vehicle, but these top picks keep selling year after year.
October 3, 2017

Follow these 16 tips to find the right piece of used heavy equipment for sale – at an affordable price – by a passionate and reputable seller who has taken care of their machinery.
August 16, 2017

Selling machinery is not a daunting task but your results can vary based upon the amount of work you put into your products' listings. Whether you are looking to sell heavy equipment, machinery, commercial trucks, trailers, or parts, here are five tips to getting better results and attracting more buyers.
July 28, 2017

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