The demand for refrigerated trailers isn’t going anywhere. In fact, between January 2017 and January 2018, the number of refrigerated trailer orders jumped by 250%.
By choosing to purchase used trailers, you can save yourself a lot of money. But to save money on trailer purchases, you’ll need to make sure you’re making the right decision first.
That said, here are a few things to look out for when you’re considering buying used trailers for your business.
- Conduct a compatibility check. Before you make any purchasing decisions on a used trailer, you want to be sure it’s compatible with your truck. If the trailer isn’t compatible, there’s no point in purchasing the trailer. You can also ask to see service records if necessary.
- Inspect the structural components of the trailer. It isn’t odd to get under the trailer with a flashlight to examine the undercarriage. After all, you’re making an important decision when it comes to investing in a used trailer. Anything that makes you feel confident in your purchase is a good decision. Check for structural rust and fresh welds.
- Make sure you’re buying the trailer from a reputable company. You might think you’re saving money by buying a used trailer off of Craigslist or elsewhere, but that’s not always a good idea. Even if you’re unable to spot anything wrong with the used trailer, there’s a chance that the person you’re buying it from could be hiding a major problem. You don’t have to worry about that when you buy your used trailers from a reputable company. Get a few reviews from past customers and you’ll be right as rain.
Where can I find used Thermo King refrigeration units?
It’s no secret that buying new reefer units wholesale can get expensive, especially when you’re a small trucking company. That’s where renew reefer trailers come in.
A renew, or combination, reefer trailer is a used trailer such as a used Thermo King with a new refrigerated unit installed on it. This is so you can have your cake and eat it too.
Whether you’re interested in buying new reefer trailers wholesale or renew reefer trailers, Rock TT has what you need to get your trucking business up and running. To learn more about our used reefer trailers for sale, contact Rock TT today.