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Commercial Trucks, Work Trucks, and Vocational Trucks
There are many different types of commercial trucks on the market – like heavy duty dump trucks, semi trucks, and logging trucks, just to name three – but no matter what, commercial trucks are always used to move workers, materials or goods wherever they are needed next. Some commercial trucks are designed for long distance hauls, some are designed for local routes, and some are meant to stay close to the job site. They can also be made for general transportation purposes (as with semi trucks and box vans) or for very specific applications (like the ever-churning cement mixer trucks, for example).
As a leading purveyor of transportation and hauling equipment, My Little Salesman lists commercial trucks for sale with as much horsepower as you need to safely get your work crew or payload to its destination. Whether you are looking for highway or off road trucks, My Little Salesman has a huge listing of both general and special trucks with cherry buckets, cranes, refrigerated trailers and more!
Choosing the Right Commercial Truck
Deciding on a commercial truck largely depends on the task at-hand. Some of the more popular different types of commercial trucks include:
- Boom Trucks – Sometimes called truck mounted cranes, boom trucks have a station for an operator to load, unload and transport materials and heavy objects using the boom arm.
- Bucket Trucks – Also known as a cherry picker, bucket trucks are exactly like boom trucks with the exception of a bucket or platform that can raise or lower workers for general maintenance and repair jobs.
- Concrete Mixer Trucks – The special rotating bodies of concrete mixer trucks keeps the cement mix from hardening during transport.
- Logging Trucks – These special off road trucks have a reinforced suspension and braking system that can handle the extra burden of transporting heavy logs.
- Refrigerator Trucks – Refrigerated trailers will prevent spoilage and are necessary for transporting frozen or refrigerated goods.
- Utility Trucks – This bucket truck variation has extra features for transporting utility equipment. They are also usually insulated with fiber glass to protect from electrical shock.
- Semi Trucks – With a detachable trailer that allows for easy loading and unloading, semi trucks designed to transport a wide variety of goods across vast distances.
- Many more!
Inspecting Used Commercial Trucks for Sale
When looking at used commercial trucks for sale . . .
- Pull a report from the Electronic Control Module (ECM) to learn vital statistics about the commercial truck such as fuel mileage, average speeds and other performance evaluation data.
- Check the oil for any visible discoloration. If you still aren’t sure, send it to a lab to be tested for impurities (which could tell you more about the engine).
- Inspect the brakes, tires, and electrical system, checking for fluid leaks, air leaks, and problems with steering and suspension. Have the truck looked at by a professional mechanic if necessary.