Freight haulage drivers know the importance of getting a second-hand truck(รถ บรรทุก หก ล้อ มือ สอง which is the term in Thai) to enable them transport goods from one point to another. Small used trucks have their advantages and disadvantages too, and we shall be looking at them in this article.
Pros of Small Used Trucks
- Friendly price
The price for a small used truck will always be low and affordable; that is why people will consider buying them.
- Less insurance and taxes
The cost of driving a second-hand truck is relatively cheap because they are sold at a low price. Insurance costs and fees will be hugely reduced.
- Cheaper maintenance
Smaller trucks have smaller bodies and require less maintenance than other cars. Nevertheless, some trucks have a useful carrying capacity and with engines that are very sound and sturdy for all transport tasks.
Cons of a Small Used Truck
- Less towing strength
Smaller trucks might be cheaper than bigger trucks, but when it comes to towing capacity, it doesn’t have much power. You might be able to pull a small trailer or a mini trailer. Small used trucks are not strong enough to tow big trailers. If you know you will often need towing large trucks, then I suggest you reconsider buying a small used truck.
- Fewer cargo weights
You can use your small truck for carrying lightweight items like the groceries, but the small truck cannot a much weightier item like sand or gravel. The weight of the heavy items cannot be carried by the suspension om the small truck. So if you will be transporting heavier materials, I suggest you buy a bigger truck.
You can purchase the used small trucks from dealers selling crane trucks (ขาย รถ บรรทุก ติด เครน which is the term in Thai) or other used cars.