Selling Your Used Trailer
From all indications, the recent economic downturn is behind us. One of the consequences of the recession
was during the time trailer production dipped below replacement demand.
From all indications, the recent economic downturn is behind us. One of the consequences of the recession was during the time trailer production dipped below replacement demand. That often led to selling used trailers for scrap because it was more lucrative to do so than actually selling trailers. When freight tonnage began to slowly increase in 2010, it released a pent-up demand for trailers. Because freight demands are stronger now, fleets are playing catch-up, buying both new and used trailers to handle shipping contracts. This demand is projected to be steady into 2018.
With used trailer demand at an all-time high—Great Dane wants to buy your used trailers (all makes)—and is making it easy. Selling used trailers to Great Dane can be the perfect choice since transactions can be done quickly and efficiently at any one of the 22 branch locations that are available as drop-off and pay points throughout the U.S – you can even save freight since there are so many drop-off locations. Additionally, many of Great Dane's independent dealers often have their own used trailer programs.
Great Dane used trailers are particularly valuable because they are hard to come by and because they hold their value—value that indicates the way they help owners reach and maintain the lowest cost of ownership. Because residual value remains high, we are buying used trailers outright as well as accepting trailers for trade-in value.