Sites such as Craigslist, Truck Paper, eBay, Commercial Truck Trader and Equipment Trader allow users shopping for small dump trucks to view a variety of listings from private sellers as well as dealers. A user needs to filter the listings on these sites to find the best deals.
Shopping for a small dump truck online requires the user to understand certain aspects of trucking and heavy vehicles in order to differentiate between different models and identify the best prices. Many sites allow sellers to include details about the truck, such as its make, model year, mileage and the type of dumping mechanism it has. The sites also contain tools that allow users to narrow down search results based on this information so that they can eliminate listings that don't meet their needs. Once a user identifies a small dump truck that meets all of the entered criteria, the next step is to schedule an in-person meeting to inspect the truck.
When the buyer meets the seller, the first thing to do is compare the vehicle's exterior and interior to the online description to look for discrepancies. The buyer should also test drive the truck to make sure that it runs smoothly and that the controls for activating the dump bed function properly.