Not all trucks are the same. On AutoScout24 Trucks alone there are 27 categories and 61 different makes. The most popular and requested trucks include the Box, Tipper and Flatbed + tarpaulin. Tipper trucks have a ladder frame of steel and stable side walls. They are used mostly for the transport of goods that must be protected from wind and weather. In addition the load is protected from theft. The Reefer/Isolated/Freeze truck enables the transport of temperature sensitive goods. Flatbed + tarpaulin trucks are used above all for the transport of weather sensitive loads. Dump cargo such as gravel, sand, etc. is transported in Tipper trucks. Find out beforehand which category suits you best.
When buying a truck, like with any vehicle, careful attention should be paid to a few basic areas, such as: mileage, oil leaks, service intervals, history/usage of the truck, accident damage, serviceability of the truck and its substructures, rust, fuel consumption, Euro emission standards, etc. Further inspections may be necessary depending on the category of the truck and its substructures. For example Box trucks need to be checked for water tightness and Tipper trucks for possible damage in the substructure and drive train.