How to sell a used truck, trailer or van with Commercial Motor online
Commercial Motor has been serving the UK road transport industry for more than 110 years, making it the oldest commercial vehicle publication in the world, and a brand trusted by truck buyers.
Commercial Motor Used Trucks receives tens of thousands of users looking to buy used tractor units, vans, rigids and trailers each month. This makes it the perfect place to post your listing whether you are a one-off seller or a dealership. Check out the gallery below for extra figures about the used truck site.
To post a listing for four weeks on commercialmotor.com costs as little as £35 + VAT. This package also includes detailed product information and up to 10 images.
Follow our 5 easy steps and you can have your ad posted in under 5 minutes.
Step 1: Product
Enter product information such as vehicle type, make, model and year. Here you can also add any additional detail like usage, condition and extra features.
Step 2: Pricing
Fill in pricing information and vehicle specs such as body type, emissions, axle config, wheelbase, mileage and power amongst others.
Step 3: Images
Upload up to 10 images and an optional YouTube video which accurately represent your vehicle or trailer.
Step 4: Contact details
Enter your contact details as well as pick-up and delivery information.
Step 5: Post
Preview your listing and post it when happy.
Sellers can upload a YouTube video to display alongside their photos. It doesn’t have to be much, just a quick walkaround filmed on a smartphone will be more than enough to show your buyers exactly what you’re selling.
“I have advertised numerous vehicles on Commercialmotor.com. The quality of the enquiries are great and have regularly resulted in a sale.” Mike Rudkin, director, Crofton Commercials
Click here to sell your vehicle or trailer and register for a free account if you don’t already have one. In your account you can edit your ad after posting, view your invoice and sign up to email alerts.
Once your advert is published, you can choose to make it a 'featured' listing for just £10 and see it appear on our website homepage.
And for even greater impact, why not place it in Commercial Motor magazine or our fortnightly email newsletter for used truck buyers?
“Small lorry” drivers in licence impasse
While DVLA has been able to suspend the requirement for Cat C and C+E vocational licence renewals to be accompanied by the extended D4 medical report, one group of goods vehicle drivers has fallen through the cracks. It affects drivers who hold C1 entitlement, to drive goods vehicles from 3,501kg to 7.500kg GVW, and those towing trailers with a GCW over 3,500kg, by virtue of having obtained their car licences before 1997, so-called “grandfather rights”.
Renewal of these licences, and the corresponding D1 licence for minibus drivers, requires the same D4 medical as for Cat C and C+E. However, the DVLA rules specifically exclude the suspension of the D4 requirement in this situation. This issue only applies to drivers with the acquired entitlement, and not to those drivers having passed a test in a C1 or D1 vehicle.
As the affected drivers still require a D4 medical, which is virtually unobtainable as GPs are not carrying out examinations and the specialist medical providers have effectively shut down during the coronavirus pandemic, they appear to be a small but significant group stuck in the middle who will be unable to renew their licences until the availability of D4 medical reports is restored.
CM has contacted DVLA, whose spokesman confirmed that our understanding of the situation is correct, and there are no plans to change the rules.