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Sep

7 Reasons to Lease a Used Commercial Truck

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Many companies and self-employed people throughout Canada require commercial trucks in order to facilitate their businesses. Truck leasing has become a common if not preferred financing option due to the many benefits it provides, but perhaps what is most intriguing is that more and more of these leases are for used trucks rather than new vehicles. With that in mind, let us consider seven reasons to lease a pre-owned vehicle rather than one fresh off the line. Avoidance of Significant Depreciation Among the most daunting aspects of owning new commercial trucks is depreciation. Your new truck depreciates the moment you sign on the dotted line. A used truck, on the other hand, has already undergone that initial depreciation and is now just subject to the year-to-year devaluation. It’s worth mentioning that commercial truck leasing and vehicle leasing, in general, do account for depreciation to some degree but certainly not all of it, and since there’s less value to lose, that lesser amount is reflected in the cost as well. Relaxed Credit Standards Credit standards are something that all businesses and…

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18
Jun

Worst Highways For Traffic In North America

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There is no doubt about it; some of America’s highways are dreadful to drive on, especially when you’re in the middle of a long haul. The high traffic hours make it more difficult to drive safely or to make it anywhere in time. Not to mention, the anxiety the highway already brings to some truckers only increases when traffic becomes a bother. In North America especially, there are some highways that are not even worth traveling on unless there isn’t an alternative route. The following are some of the busiest highways in the continent, as well as a few routes to get around them: New York: Cross Bronx Expressway Alternative Route: The Cross County Parkway runs north to south New York: Van Wyck Expressway Alternative Route: Yes, depending on where you are headed, however most alternative routes in this area are generally also pretty busy. Check a traffic app with…

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10
Jun

Surprising Statistics About Truckers

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Every time you get on the highway, you are bound to drive alongside a trucker at some point. Still to this day, semis are relied on heavily for the transportation of goods; when it comes to shipping products from one place to the next, the national interstate system is just as crucial as sea and air. Those of us who spend a majority of our months in a truck are generally unfazed by the average statistics surrounding lengths of time on the road, but there are several stats and facts about our industry that remain surprising. Here are a few intriguing facts about the trucking industry at large, some of which even seasoned drivers may find hard to believe: Facts You Probably Did Not Know About Trucking: In an industry that employs close to 9 million, one-third of these individuals are the long-haul truckers you see daily on the road.…

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