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Used Semi Trailers is the #1 online resource for sourcing used trucking equipment and providing a convenient and secure selling platform for trucking equipment. Today, we’re looking at the impact of high fuel prices and the reaction of the American trucking Association: In a March 13, 2011 statement to the House Natural Resources Committee, American […]

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Used Semi Trailers is the premier resource for information, equipment and services throughout North America for the trucking industry. Today, we’re looking at arranging insurance for your rig and trailer: With more and more commercial trucks for sale, you might be considering buying a commercial vehicle to start a new career.  After you find the right rig […]

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Use Semi Trailers is one of the premier resources for buying and selling used semi trailers and trucking equipment. Today, we’re taking a look at arranging financing for trucking equipment: Whether you are an independent driver or a commercial truck company, if you are looking for trucks for sale you are probably also looking for […]

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Trailer Manufacturer News

by TJ on March 29, 2011

Used Semi Trailers is the #1 online resource for buying and selling used semi trailers online. Today, Used Semi Trailers focuses on the news from two trailer manufacturers – Wabash and Kentucky Trailer Services: Wabash Rebounds – Adds 200 New Jobs to Meet Tanker Contract Wabash needs no introduction; a major semi trailer manufacturer and […]

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Used truck and used semi trailer sales broke all time records in 2010, with more used commercial vehicle registrations than ever before.  Another first was that used commercial vehicle registrations broke through the 600,000 unit threshold, with over 672,000 trailers and rigs sold in 2010. Overall, used commercial equipment sales comprised 65% of the market […]

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Semitrailer Lighting Rules in a Nutshell

by TJ on February 17, 2011

Every vehicle using the roads must adhere to lighting regulations no matter what they are; being truckers and hauling large loads, plus the crossing of state lines means there are a whole raft of regulations affecting truckers and big rigs. Here are the lighting regulations in nutshell courtesy of Used Semi Trailers: General All vehicles […]

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This month’s carrier spotlight is focused upon West Coast Carriers Trucking Services based in Washington State but operates throughout the U.S. and Canada.  Backed by a personal commitment to excellence, West Coast delivers more than freight and cargo – they deliver their promise of excellent service to a wide range of customers, including the U.S. […]

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The Dorsey Trailer Company

by TJ on February 2, 2011

The Dorsey Trailer Company was founded in 1911, in the small town of Elba, Alabama – Elba was so named because one of the residents of the time was reading a book on Napoleon.  Napoleon was exiled to Elba and spent his last days there, but the name was used for the home town of […]

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The Development of Intermodal Transport

by TJ on January 27, 2011

Intermodal transport has its roots much further back in time than many would think, and it certainly did not originate here in the US. To understand what drove the development of intermodal transport, we have to go to Industrial Age England in the late 18th Century. Coal fueled industry in England and the growing engine […]

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Semi Trailers versus Full Trailers

by TJ on January 27, 2011

What is the difference between a semi trailer and a full trailer? Pretty simple – a full trailer is fixed to the tractor unit whereas the semi is detachable, and certainly on American roads semi trailers dominate. But why? Semi Trailer Advantages The major advantage of a semi trailer is flexibility, but there are several […]

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