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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.

When deciding upon what heavy equipment you can afford, the initial purchase price of the equipment is only the tip of the iceberg. Behind that upfront cost is a wide variety of associated costs for buying, keeping, and using said equipment. Let's look at them all. 
March 31, 2023

Heavy equipment is expensive—that’s a given. Still, wanting the best price is also a given. But here’s a secret that many don’t want you to know—many sellers are open to lowering their prices. And even if they’re not, the answer is always “no” until you ask.
March 27, 2023

Can't find good hires? Tired of employee turnover? In this article, we’ll explore what it takes to build and preserve the highest quality heavy equipment dealership team. 
March 17, 2023

In terms of saving a buck or two, there is a balance between a piece of junk and a great deal on some high-quality heavy equipment. Let’s looks at six steps to saving money on heavy equipment for your team. 

March 6, 2023

Backing up a semi-tractor trailer into a spot can feel like threading a needle in the wind. Here's how to help make things easier.

February 21, 2023

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January 17, 2023

Let’s take a look at a few “eyebrow raisers” that may make you reconsider purchasing a particular used semi-truck for sale.
December 20, 2022

In this article, we’re breaking down some of the pros and cons of buying a box truck from dealerships, rental companies, and private sellers.
December 15, 2022

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.
December 12, 2022

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 and video.
December 8, 2022

As the saying goes, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” This also goes for your pre-sleep routine. If your idea of a pre-sleep routine is simply to turn off the light and jump into bed, you may be greatly limiting your potential for highly restorative sleep.

November 22, 2022

Even more than test-driving a car or truck, buying a sleeper semi-truck is a unique shopping experience. On one hand, you’re looking at the vehicle as a work truck. On the other hand, the experience is akin to inspecting an apartment you’re considering moving into.
November 8, 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. 
October 28, 2022

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

In this guide, we’re going to discuss the specifics of commercial truck leasing—from loan terms to pros and cons—and explore which type of lease will best suit your needs and scenario.
June 6, 2022

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