First Time Trailer Buying

by TJ on March 4, 2009

Buying Trailers

Whether you’re a trucker who has been hauling for a company for most of his or her life or you’re a new heavy duty truck owner looking for a trailer to do some hauling on your own, learning to buy a proper trailer is much different than the process that you went through to buy your truck or personal vehicle.

The first thing you need to think about when buying a trailer like those we list here and on TruckertoTrucker.com is its function. What do you want to haul, or what can you be expected to haul? Many truckers know the answer to this question already or know that they want to buy more than one trailer so that they can haul many different kinds of goods.

After thinking about what kind of trailer you need, you should consider the size of the trailer that you’ll need. When considering the size, don’t just think about the size of the goods you’ll be hauling, but also the other items that you  might be hauling. For instance, if you’re going to be hauling livestock with trailers like these, you also need to think about the room you’ll need for their feed,  etc. Another requirement you’ll need to consider is whether or not you need living quarters in the truck you are using to pull it. For this, you’ll need to consider the amount of time you might be on the road.

Now that you’ve considered the kind of trailer you need and its size, it’s time to think of another important consideration—weight. The weight of your trailer and your equipment is an important component for design, as the design should be able to distribute weight. You will also need to be sure that the weight of your trailer does not exceed that allowable for the road. Also, when considering weight, be sure to think about type of truck that will be pulling the trailer.

While there are many other considerations to be made when buying a trailer, such as suspension and breaks, but these three are some of the facts that you must know when you set out on the search. Hopefully, knowing them will make buying a trailer a little easier.

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{ 2 comments }

steve j. morrison July 11, 2012 at 4:46 pm

i need help getting a stepdeck trailer.can anybody helpme?

TJ July 11, 2012 at 9:05 pm

Hey Steve,
Call TNT Sales 877-353-2962 or call any of these sellers here,
http://www.truckertotrucker.com/trucking/drop-deck-trailers.cfm
TJ

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