If you’re looking to sell your used semi-trailer, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind, such as finding the true value of your trailer and understanding how condition and age can affect the overall price.

If your trailer is in excellent condition, the process of finding a buyer to pay a fair price is easier. If you’re unsure how much your trailer is worth, we’d be happy to give you a quote, often provided within just a few minutes! Whether your trailer is a tanker – that’s been a true workhorse, but it’s now looking a little worse for wear – or you own a relatively new fridge trailer. Still, if you want to downsize your fleet of trailers and cash in now, it’s critical to understand the best rate will not always come from auctions or marketplace websites. Sure, if all goes smoothly, it can be a great route to take, however, this is rarely the case. You also have to consider the advertising costs, auction entry fees, commission, and other associated costs – it soon adds up!

At Trailer Trading, we know the ins and outs of the used trailer market, so we’re in a great position to ensure you the best offer for your trailer. We understand that time is money, so we make sure the whole process is as quick and easy as possible for you. We can often provide a quote within minutes, and if you’re happy with our offer, we can even arrange pick-up and same-day payment! Plus, there’s no need to worry about advertising, finding a buyer, or dealing with countless tyre kickers. We’ll take care of the entire process for you.

What technology does the trailer have?

Be clear on the technology within the trailer. For example, modern refrigerated trailers are equipped with reefer units, which use either diesel or electric power to keep the trailer at a consistent temperature. If your trailer is fitted with a reefer unit, make sure to mention the unit when you complete our form, as it will be a key selling point and will help us offer you a higher price.

How old is your trailer?

The age of your trailer will also play an essential role in helping our experienced valuation team understand its true worth. A newer trailer will be worth more than an older one, but that doesn’t mean an older trailer can’t still fetch a reasonable price. If your trailer is well-maintained and still in good condition, you should still be able to get a decent rate for it.

What is the condition of the trailer?

The condition of your trailer is one of the essential factors in determining its value. If your trailer is in good condition, it will be much easier to sell, and you’ll be able to command a higher price for it. On the other hand, if your trailer is in poor condition, it will be more difficult to find a buyer or trickier to export, and you’ll likely have to accept a lower price.

If you’re not sure what kind of shape your trailer is in, our team of experts can help. We can provide you with a free quote, and all you need to do is complete our form and be sure to add some high-res photographs.

Is the manufacturer important?

Absolutely. There are many different semi-trailer manufacturers out there and we buy any trailer. Some brands are more sought-after than others. If you’re unsure who manufactured your trailer, just look at the plate on the front, as it should be clearly marked. Some of the most popular brands include Schmitz, Krone, Lamberet, Neptunus, and Montracon, but there are many others.

What about the paperwork?

When you sell your used semi-trailer, you’ll need to provide a few key pieces of paperwork for the sale to be completed. This includes the registration papers for the trailer itself, as well as any documentation related to its previous owners. Don’t worry about the paperwork for now, as we can guide you through this process if you’re happy with our offer.