Buying advice

Making the right purchasing decision is an essential part of keeping your business running, and Commercialmotor.com is here to help. From finding the right vehicle or trailer for the job, or the right legal service, or the right aftermarket support we have it covered.

 

Top tips for buying second-hand trucks

Buying a used truck is, in theory, a cheaper option than buying new. However, if you don't make all the checks you need to, it could wind up costing far more than first imagined. CM, with help from Ken Grindrod, sales director of Wakefield-based Pelican Engineering, offers an essential guide to buying second-hand trucks. Paperwork: cast your eye over the V5 registration document and make sure everything tallies up.

SMMT launches van buyers' guide

The SMMT has launched a van buyers' guide aimed at providing light CV purchasers and drivers with information on how to reduce running costs and CO2 emissions. Called Right Van Man and produced jointly with the Vehicle Certification Agency and the Department for Transport, the double-sided leaflet is available to download and includes advic