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Eliminate Your Old Tractor Trailer Easily!

By Tom Seest

How Can You Get Rid Of an Old Tractor Trailer?

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Tractor trailers (commonly referred to as semi-trucks or lorries across the pond) are often the centerpieces of highway travel and scrap yards alike. But as these massive machines age and reach their lifespans, there may come a time when their usefulness has ended, and recycling a tractor-trailer becomes challenging compared to recycling an ordinary passenger car.

How Can You Get Rid Of an Old Tractor Trailer?

How Can You Get Rid Of an Old Tractor Trailer?

Where to Tow Your Old Tractor Trailer?

There are various sources that offer to take your old tractor-trailer off your hands. One option is contacting a towing company in your area to have them haul it off for you – this method often provides the most cost-effective means of disposing of an outdated tractor-trailer.
RVUSA can also help by enabling you to post an ad that will only show to people living near your location, making this the perfect way to reach more potential buyers without all the hassle associated with selling yourself.
Make use of local newspapers’ free ad sections by placing an ad for your trailer in their classified section. This could be an excellent way to spread the word of its availability, though its results may not be as powerful.

Where to Tow Your Old Tractor Trailer?

Where to Tow Your Old Tractor Trailer?

Where Can I Take My Old Tractor Trailer?

There’s no disputing that semi-trucks and trailers (sometimes referred to as big rigs or, across the pond, lorries) reign supreme at scrap yards. After traveling thousands of miles over time and reaching their maximum weight limit, it’s time for their retirement.
Good news – these road warriors are in high demand at local scrap yards, where they will be broken down into little cubes of steel, and cash or check payouts will typically reflect current market values; depending on where you live, your tractor-trailer could be worth much more than you realize!
Some sellers turn to free classified ad sites and local newspapers when selling items, although local ads might be targeted more effectively for finding buyers in specific geographic locations. Online auctions may also work, though they could take longer. You might be better off with traditional auctions at junkyards or salvage yards.

Where Can I Take My Old Tractor Trailer?

Where Can I Take My Old Tractor Trailer?

Ready to Unload Your Old Tractor Trailer?

If your old tractor-trailer has been sitting idly in your yard for too long, consider calling a dealer to see if they buy used ones. Many owner-operator fleets upgrade their trucks frequently, and you might find one at an even more reduced cost than having it hauled away and disposed of. Craigslist provides another avenue as it can display ads that match within a certain distance of where you live or your local newspaper often features classified sections where ads may appear for such purchases.

Ready to Unload Your Old Tractor Trailer?

Ready to Unload Your Old Tractor Trailer?

Does Your Insurance Cover Old Tractor Trailers?

When disposing of an old tractor-trailer, calling your insurance provider and having them claim it can help expedite the process and increase the likelihood that they offer you a fair price for it.
Once you’ve established a reasonable price, the next step should be reducing and selling it. There are various means available to do this, including advertising on Craigslist or in your local newspaper.
Before uncoupling your trailer, first, make sure that its weight can be safely supported in its location and that its ground is suitable. In addition, air and electrical lines should not obstruct the uncoupling process; additionally, check that the fifth wheel has its safety unlocking handle in lock mode.

Does Your Insurance Cover Old Tractor Trailers?

Does Your Insurance Cover Old Tractor Trailers?

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