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2723 Annapolis Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21230


What to Look for When Buying a Dump Truck

buying a dump truck

Buying a dump truck is a big decision. It’s best to carefully inspect the truck you’re thinking of buying before making your purchase.

If you need to haul aggregate, asphalt, or demolition material, it’s important to know what to look for in a dump truck. In order to ensure you get the best dump truck possible that meets your needs and delivers the results you deserve, check out these dump truck buying tips.

Inspect The Body, Dump Box, And Tires

Begin your inspection by doing a thorough once over, walking all around the dump truck. Look for any cracks, dents, or other visible damage to the body. Check the dump box and box liner for any signs of damage. A steel dump box is better for hauling oversized or incredibly rough and heavy material. If you will not be hauling heavy material, a lighter aluminum dump box is more economical. Note any uneven tread wear on the tires, as this can be a sign that dump truck has an alignment issue.

Inspect The Frames, Rails, And Axles

Next take a closer look at the truck frame rails. Look out for sagging or bowing bends. Note any corrosion, or where the push axles are placed. These spread weight across multiple axles, and let a dump truck meet the regulations of different states. Steerable lift axles also make turning smoother and easier.

Inspect The Cab And Operation

Look at the truck’s cab and inspect the total condition of the interior. Look at the odometer and note what the mileage is on the used dump truck. Make sure all gauges, signals, and lights are working as they should be. When you test drive a used truck, make sure that all of its components operate smoothly.

Get In Touch With Baltimore Freightliner Western Star Today

If you’re in the trucking business or are looking to discover more about commercial truck sales, call on Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star. You can call toll-free at 800-832-7278 or locally at 410-685-4474 or email us your questions and concerns at info@baltimorefreightliner.com. Does your truck need repair, maintenance, or service? Contact our service manager, Jessica Levine, at jessica.levine@baltimorefreightliner.com.

Since 1986, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star has provided top quality service for the trucking industry. Whether you need to purchase specialized truck parts from our expansive inventory, grow your fleet with our selection of top-tier trucks, or have your company’s trucks serviced or repaired, Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is the best choice in trucking.

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Baltimore Freightliner-Western Star is an award-winning, authorized dealer for new and used medium-duty and heavy-duty Freightliner and Western Star trucks and Sprinter Vans. We also provide expert service repair for Detroit Diesel, Cummins, Caterpillar, and Mercedes-Benz engines.
2723 Annapolis Rd