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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.

"Is it true that piston pumps require less power to run than gear pumps?"
Let's pop the hood on this question. 

December 6, 2023

As the holiday season approaches, finding the perfect gifts for hardworking team members is a challenge. In an industry where practicality meets hard work, the right gift can not only show appreciation but also improve daily operations. To help you out, we've gathered some top suggestions vetted by industry professionals to help you choose gifts that resonate with your team.

December 4, 2023

When the clocks fall back, signaling the end of Daylight Saving Time (DST), it's not just about an extra hour of sleep. For truck drivers, this change can mean a significant shift in their daily routine.
November 6, 2023

Digital marketplaces have placed all manner of equipment at buyers’ fingertips—making buying heavy equipment and commercial trucks online an increasingly efficient and secure experience. Though many security protections exist, there will always be scammers employing deceitful methods to exploit buyers. 

October 20, 2023

Whether you're involved in purchasing or maintaining construction equipment for use or sale, you know the immense value it holds. However, have you contemplated the ever-present threat of theft? In this comprehensive guide to preventing construction equipment theft, you’ll learn how to begin shielding your assets and keeping your construction equipment secure.

October 16, 2023

Imagine a world where cost-cutting and efficiency take center stage. It's not a pipe dream—it's just what happens when your dealership begins using the best tools for the job—the right dealer management system. 

September 6, 2023

Depending on one’s lifestyle preferences or what role they see truck driving playing in their lives, each of these will appeal to a different subset of drivers. In this guide, we’ve rounded up responses to this question from actual truck drivers to get to the bottom of why a truck driver may prefer OTR trucking or local truck driving and how to find your “happy place” on the road as a truck driver. 

August 17, 2023

This guide contains a comprehensive collection of hacks, exercises, and tips to help support truck driver wellness. Some of these are based on years of scientific research. Others are based on years at the wheel from fellow truck drivers. All are designed to ensure a long and pleasant journey as an over-the-road truck driver. 
August 10, 2023

Enjoy this collection of stress-relief techniques used for thousands of years by millions all over the world—now designed to help you in your life as a truck driver.  

August 8, 2023

While mental health professionals have a wide array of recommendations for coping with the stress and loneliness that comes with the open roads, we also wanted to hear from fellow truck drivers on how others found relief. What was one of the most popular replies? “Get a dog.” Let's check out some breeds! 

August 7, 2023

In this episode of Buying Bigger Better Academy, we’d like to show you how, by practicing just two forms of exercise, you can begin to burn fat, build strength, maintain better cardiovascular health, boost energy, and reduce stress. And the tools you’ll need to get started cost less than one month of a gym membership. Let’s get started.
August 2, 2023

In this piece, we’ll be highlighting our selection of the top 5 sleeper semi-trucks based on sales data, reviews, driver feedback, and expert analysis. We've considered factors such as fuel efficiency, comfort, maintenance costs, and durability, among others factors. These are just a few models that have stood out. 
July 28, 2023

Backhoes are some of the handiest pieces of equipment—serving a wide variety of applications. However, when they break down, this can bring work to a grinding halt—sometimes literally! However, understanding the most common problems can help you not prevent them from happening or how to quickly remedy them if they rear their ugly head. 
July 25, 2023

When you buy used construction equipment, there are a lot of moving parts involved—and we're not just talking about the tracks, wheels, boom, and bucket. Let's take a look at resolving five of the most common hurdles folks like yourself encounter when buying used construction equipment for sale. 
July 24, 2023

Hot weather has the potential to seriously impact the functionality and longevity of your construction equipment. High temperatures can cause engine overheating, tire blowouts, and fluid degradation—among other issues. Let's look at how to combat potential damage from hot weather.
July 21, 2023

Scratchin' your head over whether to buy or lease your construction equipment? In this comprehensive guide, we provide the short answer, the long answer, and everywhere in between to help you make an informed decision. 
July 19, 2023

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. 
June 14, 2023

When done right, a compelling product description can make a commercial truck or item of heavy equipment sound like an exciting business investment. But writing product descriptions can seem daunting, but they're actually not! So, how do you write descriptions that not only showcase your equipment effectively but also catch the eye of your potential buyers?
June 12, 2023

Whether you’re about to take your excavator, bulldozer, semi-truck, or dump truck on the job or you’re getting it ready to sell, you’ll want to make sure to stay on top of maintenance. A failure to do so can result in everything from a head-scratching pickle to something potentially life-threatening.To help with this task, we reached out to professional heavy equipment mechanics for their sometimes less-than-conventional wisdom on heavy equipment and commercial vehicle maintenance. 

June 8, 2023

What is the maximum load capacity of a lowboy trailer? What are the legal requirements for towing a lowboy trailer? How do I determine the right deck length for my needs? Can a lowboy trailer be customized? How long is the lifespan of my lowboy trailer? How can I find a reputable lowboy trailer manufacturer or dealer? Let's answer these questions today! 
June 7, 2023

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