New vs. Used? Choose an Online Marketplace to Save Time & Money

April 5, 2016

Buying Your Next Quality Used Truck or Managing Your Fleet

Looking for your next rig? Online marketplaces are making it easy for you to shop for your next long-haul, day cab or even vocational truck. With loads of photos and world-class inspection reports – that include fluid analysis – right at your finger-tips, you can stay on the road getting your job done and use your free time to compare and shop.

TruckPlanet, the leading online marketplace for used trucks of all classes, was recently chosen by Walmart as an innovative way to help truck buyers find used trucks in its fleet easily and buy them efficiently – no need to go to an auction and spend valuable time away from work or family. Known for exceptional maintenance records and single-owner vehicles, Walmart's fleet includes late-models of many makes – International ProStars, Freightliner Cascadias, Kenworths, Peterbilts – sleepers and day cabs. And, Ottowa spotters for on-site transport as well.

For those buyers, or even resellers or dealers, in the crowd that are ready for a truck with "life 2.0" on the road, TruckPlanet is the place to look. TruckPlanet is an IronPlanet marketplace and IronPlanet has been selling used heavy equipment and trucks for more than 15 years. Launched three years ago, TruckPlanet sells upwards of 400 to 450 trucks per week from Class 1 through 8 all with IronPlanet's IronClad Assurance(R) equipment condition certification.

IronClad Assurance means that you can buy online confidently because IronPlanet's patented inspection process has kicked the tires, checked the fluids and examined key systems and components for you – and they stand behind that guarantee. Inspection reports can all be viewed online, and registration for TruckPlanet is free. No investment from you to browse.

What to Remember when Buying online?

  • Pick a marketplace with lots of selection, the more trucks, the more sellers know that this is the best place to reach you, the buyerUse a reputable marketplace, like TruckPlanet or IronPlanet, where weekly online auctions draw upwards of 40,000 attendees, on average
  • Choose a marketplace that offers thorough inspections and that the stands behind them with a guarantee of condition, like IronClad Assurance
  • Look for a full suite of buyer services, such as financing, customer service and transportation options – all available at TruckPlanet
    • For sellers, TruckPlanet draws buyers from around the world, making a liquid market for used trucks in all categories. Weekly digital marketing reaches hundreds of thousands of buyers. All with one thing in mind: finding great used equipment and trucks.

      For buyers, be one of the first to view the Walmart fleet coming online and shop from the road or your home for the most selection, when you need it, on your schedule.

      Get online now … well, when you are off the road safely!

      For more information, visit or www.truckplanet.com

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