Updates, news, guides, answers, and articles from Trailer Trading.

What is the difference between a low loader and a flatbed?

With so many types of semi-trailers available, the terminology can be quite confusing at times. Whether you're a seasoned haulier with your own fleet or a self-employed lorry driver gearing up for your first big shipment, understanding the key differences between each type of trailer is needed at times, especially if you are regularly talking to clients and associates across the pond. Let’s dive into two workhorses: the low loader and the flatbed – with a nod to how they’re viewed across the globe. Transporting large or heavy goods is challenging at the best of [...]

April 30, 2024|

Easter Opening Hours

As the Easter weekend approaches, we wanted to share with you our opening hours: Good Friday: We are open from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM for all trailer trading needs. Saturday: Available by appointment only. Sunday: Closed (as per usual hours). Easter Monday: We will be closed for this bank holiday Monday and will resume our regular hours on Tuesday 2nd April. Wishing you all a fantastic Easter!

March 28, 2024|

Future Trends: What’s Next for Semi-Trailer Technology in 2024 and Beyond?

Over the past 10 years, we have seen a rise in electric semi-trailers as high demand for sustainable and cost-effective commercial vehicles persists.  This upward trend is expected to continue as highly renowned brands along the likes of UPS, Asda and Pepsi have already made significant investments in new technologies focused on electric semi-trailers and containers.  It was only several months ago that UK and European logistics firm Manfreight took delivery of the first Schmitz Cargobull S.KOe COOL, which is to be put into operation in the UK. Perhaps this commitment signifies a promising [...]

January 5, 2024|

Buying & Selling Success: Navigate the Tanker Trailer Market

If you’ve owned a tanker trailer in the past, have a fleet of them at the ready, wish to upgrade or are looking to modernise your fleet, you’ll know all too well the importance of these vehicles across a multitude of sectors. You could argue the beating heart of the UK lies in its tanker trailers, and this has probably been most evident in recent years with the transition from Brexit to the pandemic, war in Ukraine and the cost of living crisis. Tanker trailers are often unsung heroes – designed for specific purposes. [...]

December 4, 2023|

What is the difference between a trailer and semi-trailer?

If you're on the hunt for a new trailer, you're probably wondering what the difference is. Having a good understanding of what each type of trailer has to offer is essential for ensuring you make the right purchase. So, without further ado, let's take a closer look at the difference between the two and what they are used for. What's a trailer? The term 'trailer' is widespread in the UK, from horse trailers, car trailers, bike trailers, and more. Its specific meaning is influenced by the industry in which it is used, therefore, the [...]

September 21, 2023|

Have a Second-Hand Trailer You Want to Sell?

If you have a second-hand trailer that you want to sell, you're likely looking for a fair price with no strings attached. At the same time, there can be lots to navigate when scanning the market for similar trailers and attempting to pinpoint the price that's right for you but reflective of your trailer. You may also be contemplating your next purchase, especially if you want to upgrade your fleet. Below we've touched on some of the critical points you need to consider if you have a second-hand trailer you want to sell, whilst [...]

July 31, 2023|

Adapting to the Ever-Changing Market For Used Semi-Trailers

It's fair to say the transportation industry has faced a lot of challenges over the past few years. The COVID-19 pandemic had a profound impact on the pricing dynamics of both new and used semi-trailers, leading to significant fluctuations in the market. As businesses scrambled to recover from the disruptions caused by the pandemic, there was a sudden surge in demand for semi-trailers as they became essential for resuming operations and making up for lost time. This sudden spike in demand created a shortage of new assets, with delivery times stretching up to three years [...]

June 14, 2023|

How much is a semi-trailer worth?

When it comes to selling a semi-trailer, determining its worth can be rather challenging. There are many factors that come into play when calculating the value of a trailer, such as the make, year of manufacture, size, capacity and condition. Fortunately, at Truck Trading, we have over 20 years of experience assessing the market prices for used trucks and semi-trailers. We can help provide you with a reliable estimation. Let's delve into each factor in order to understand how they can contribute to the overall value of a semi-trailer. Make The make of a [...]

May 11, 2023|

Trailer Rental & Hire: 10 big wins for your business

In today's ever-changing economic environment, it pays to be flexible and efficient with how you manage your fleet. By opting for trailer rental and hire instead of buying one outright, businesses can enjoy a range of benefits that help them stay competitive in uncertain times. Let's explore the 10 big wins of trailer rental and hire 1. Increased Flexibility One of the biggest wins of hiring a trailer is the flexibility it offers, enabling you to switch between different types of semi-trailers depending on your needs at the time. That way, you never have to [...]

April 27, 2023|

Trailer Hire vs Buying Trailers

In this ever-changing world of uncertainty, now more than ever, business owners are often left facing tough choices on how they can stay competitive in their industry. For logistic businesses, hauliers and transport firms, making the right decision when it comes to determining whether or not you should hire or buy a semi-trailer outright can be a difficult one. To help make the decision that little bit easier, we've put together an in-depth look at the two options and examined the advantages and disadvantages of each approach. To buy? Owning a semi-trailer can be an [...]

March 23, 2023|


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