Whether you're looking for a tanker trailer in Georgia, a flatbed in California, a lowboy in Minnesota, or a reefer in Arizona, choosing the right dealership to purchase your commercial trailers isn't easy. Figuring out which type of trailer you need is the first step. This is followed by searching online to find dealerships that have what you need at a price you can afford.
To decide which type of trailer meets your needs, you need to know what type of goods you will be hauling. Most companies start out only hauling a few types of goods so that they don't have to have many different trailers sitting in the yard. Flatbed trailers and van trailers are commonly purchased because they are very versatile. Flatbeds are better for hauling things that are oddly-shaped and vans are better for hauling freight that is packaged in boxes or on pallets.
If you are not sure which trailer is best for the type of goods you will be hauling, the sales staff at most dealerships will be happy to offer advice. Many of the staff members have years of experience in the trucking industry.
Once you have decided on a trailer type, the next step is to search for trailers of that type. Reading reviews and talking to other truckers will help you determine which manufacturers make the highest-quality trailers of each type.
Trucker-to-Trucker makes it easy to search our inventory to find the right trailer for your needs. Start by choosing the state you are most likely to purchase a trailer in. You can browse the listings for every trailer in that state, but you may spend hours looking at trailers that don't meet your needs. It's best to use the search function so that you only see the types of trailers that you're looking for.
Once you have narrowed down the trailer listings, you can re-order them by price, model year and other factors. If you look through these listings carefully you are likely to find at least a few trailers that will work for your company. At this point it is a good idea to call the dealerships and ask any questions you have about the trailers you have for sale.
There are not very many commercial dealerships that are entirely devoted to trailer sales, but there are a few. Some of the top manufacturers of commercial trailers include Wabash, Utility, TransCraft, Great Dane, Fontaine, Dorsey, Doonan, Benson, and Hyundai. You can find these trailers at many dealerships. Dealerships that sell the trailers brand new will probably be able to order the trailers you need, according to your exact specifications. You may also be able to find new and used trailers in groups of matching trailers. Some dealerships offer discounts if you purchase several trailers in the same transaction.