Discover Inexpensive Semi Trucks and Trailers on eBay

For some people, driving a semi truck is the ultimate statement of professionalism and driving sense. Others find that semi trucks allow them to carry out large-scale tasks, saving money and maximizing productivity while delivering goods. To meet your specific needs, eBay can help you find used semi trucks for sale from major truck manufacturers.

What should you consider before buying?

Don't forget to take a quick look at transmissions, truck tires, and brakes. It's important to check each listing for these three elements before purchasing your semi truck for sale.

Keep an eye on the transmission. If you're lifting heavy loads, then it may be better to opt for a manual transmission, as it usually gives the driver maximum control of the truck. In contrast, many companies are also manufacturing trucks with semiautomatic transmissions on their large semis for sale. These semiautomatic settings come with a manual gearbox and an automated gear change system. If you will be hauling light to medium loads on highways, then the automatic transmission should suffice on eBay semi trucks.

Regarding tires, dual wheels are most common but there is an increased emphasis on wide super single tires to increase fuel efficiency. Any used semi trucks for sale that have super single tires are environmentally friendly, but those tires may cost more to replace due to their limited availability. Finally, you should also make sure that the truck uses air pressure brakes instead of hydraulic fluid. While some old semi trucks for sale still operate on hydraulic fluid, they are restricted to specific work zones due to newer safety regulations.

Semi truck brands in North America

The North American market for semi trucks is dominated by Freightliner, which is evident by the number of Freightliner semi trucks for sale on eBay. Other major brands include Peterbilt and Kenworth, which are subsidiaries of Paccar. International is yet another major market player in the semi truck industry. Some of the other important brands include Volvo, Mack, and Western Star.

Licensing requirements to operate a semi truck

In the United States, you will need a Class A commercial license to operate semi trucks. While you must be 18 or older to drive these vehicles, some states restrict drivers under 21 from operating outside the state. Depending on the type of cargo, drivers may also need additional endorsements. Once you find semi trucks for sale on eBay, you may be able to hire drivers licensed appropriately to operate them.