About the Charter Buying Process

The Appraisal – Our experienced appraisers conduct a detailed evaluation of your equipment, taking into account:

    1. Year, mileage, make, and model
    2. Condition inside and out
    3. Presence of aftermarket parts and/or modifications

Once the appraisal has been completed, our buying team takes over and determines the current market value and creates an offer sheet.

The Offer – After your equipment has been appraised and the current market value has been determined, we will send a purchase offer by e-mail or traditional mail or we’ll print it out and get it to you in-person. Your offer is good for seven (7) days.

The Payment – If you want to sell immediately, simply sign the offer and we will send a wire to your bank or hand you a check. The process takes as little as 30 minutes.

Things to remember to ensure quick turnaround:

  • Make sure you are the registered owner.
  • Have a clean title or be able to obtain one for the equipment.
  • Release all liens and encumbrances on the equipment.

If your deal is complicated, don’t give up, it just may take a little more time. Our experienced staff will help you through the process.

Are you selling multiple units? Do you need Charter Trucks to clear an entire yard? Ask us about our 96-N-Out Program where we appraise, offer, remove, and pay within 96 hours.

Let’s get started…

Charter looks forward to helping you sell your unwanted truck or trailer.

Simply fill out the form to get started. Within 24 hours, one of our team members will contact you. Just remember, the more detail you can give us on the equipment you would like to sell, trade-in, or consign, the better we will be able to help. So let’s get started!

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Trade-ins are welcome. We use the same fast and easy process as if you were selling your piece of equipment outright. We are also experts at 1031 exchanges. A 1031 exchange allows you to sell your asset to Charter Sales and then redirect funds directly to who you choose to buy your new asset from. This means that whether you buy new from a dealer or a trade-in from us, there is no profit on the sale of the asset. Buying new? Ask us about our Trade Triangle.


While most companies will gladly take your equipment and put it in their yard (some even charge a fee), our goal is to sell your equipment and hand you a check. We take consignment on equipment that fits our inventory mix. Our objective is to sell your equipment. If your equipment doesn’t fit our mix, we will gladly give you recommendations on the best way to sell your equipment. 

We put all our consignment equipment through the same standards as a trade-in or purchase.