Commercial trucks, whether they be dump trucks, wrecker tow trucks, flatbed trucks, refrigerated trucks, commercial sleeper trucks, or cargo vans, are available pretty much everywhere, although they are not cheap. While diesel engines power most trucks today, particularly commercial interstate commerce vehicles, the future of trucks will probably belong to hydrogen-powered vehicles, according to Forbes Magazine. Citing a project in Los Angeles, where the California Air Resources Board is pushing for zero-emission vehicles, Toyota, Kenworth Expand Push for Hydrogen Semi-trucks the two truck manufacturers plan on building plan on building 10 zero-emission, hydrogen-powered truck to be used in the Los Angeles Basin.
Meanwhile, Wikipedia, Hydrogen Vehicles reports Ford is building hydrogen operated forklifts, hydrogen fuel celled buses are being tried in different parts of the world, and both Hyundai and Nikola motors are hot on the trail of Toyota and Kenworth in the production and sale of hydrogen-fueled trucks. And the reason is obvious. Diesel trucks produce a tremendous amount of emissions, while hydrogen trucks produce zero emissions.
Vehicles for sale
Any type of commercial trucks for sale are available from five leading new truck dealerships within the United States, plus of course the ever-countless private sellers. Assuming you’ve decided to go with a dealer, a great source of information can be found online. There are many sites that you can go to. You can look for something like, Before you buy a truck or How to buy a semi-truck.
Knowing exactly how you will use the truck and the specs to support it.
If you buy a low rear end ration truck when your intention is to cruise on the highway. You must know how you use the truck in order to know what specs to buy. This is so critical that if you don’t know yourself, consult truck mechanics and other truckers to ask what type of truck they recommend, and why?
Understanding of the components of the truck you want
Some sites point out that many drivers don’t have a clue what type of engine is in their truck and what type of transmission they have. Without understanding these key elements, you are in danger, particularly when it comes to repair time, and talking with truck mechanics.
The Search for a Dealer and a Truck
You should first become knowledgeable about elements one and two if you expect to be taken seriously at a dealer. But once that has been accomplished, visit at least three dealers and tell them exactly what you want in a used truck. Then look carefully at everything you see at the dealership: the way you are treated, their professionalism, the repair shop, and all the finance details as well as information about what warranty, if any, they offer. Not only will you want to have a repair shop examine your potential purchase, but repair shops are a wealth of information about which trucks are good, and which trucks have a bad reputation, and common repair costs they see in their truck bays.