Flatbed trucks have a variety of uses for businesses, most notably for carrying heavy equipment, building materials, and making room for cargo containers that can do all that and more. If your business is in need of flatbed trucks or flatbed trucks with stake sides, browse our inventory of commercial vehicles, then keep reading for tips on how to pick the right one for your needs.
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How to Shop for Flatbed Trucks
Buying a flatbed truck is different than purchasing a sedan for your family. There are a few things you should take into account when picking the right rig:
- Class: Commercial trucks vary in carrying weight. Consider how much weight you’ll need to haul, then pick your class accordingly.
- Inspect the Goods: It goes without saying that you should inspect the vehicle, make sure everything is in working order, and be certain it has all the features and functions your business needs.
- Consider Mileage: Will you use the vehicle locally or will it drive cross-country? Figure the cost of those miles and the ensuing maintenance before you make your decision.
- Know Your Licensing: Some commercial vehicles don’t require you or your driver to have a CDL, but others do. Check with your local licensing department to make sure your staff is properly licensed to drive the vehicle off the lot.
There’s a lot to consider when shopping for a new or pre-owned flatbed truck. To learn more, or for an up-close look at our inventory, contact an associate at Badger Truck center and see how easy buying or leasing commercial flatbed trucks can be. With locations in Milwaukee, West Allis, New Glarus, and Brookfield, we can handle all of your trucking needs.