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15
Feb

Top 5 Tips When Applying For Truck Finance

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More and more people are taking on jobs that require either a long haul on the road or heavy lifting. For this reason, interest in truck financing has increased over the last few years. The possible salary that a truck driver can earn has also significantly increased the interest in truck financing, as some truck drivers can make as much as $200,000 a year. In fact, some companies are in such dire need of truck drivers that they are providing ten thousand dollar incentives to entice people to relocate in order to drive their trucks. Evidently, the importance of trucks and trucking in many industries should not be underestimated.   However, the aforementioned incentives will drastically diminish if the employee doesn’t have his own truck. The driver will also have money deducted for their salaries in the form of rental fees if they do not own their own truck. However, many people cannot simply spend $40,000 to $100,000 to outright purchase a truck, but truck financing can allow someone to become an entrepreneur and pay off their truck in affordable…

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25
Nov

4 Benefits To Renting Your Skid Steer

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Depending on the sort of work you do, a skid steer can be a mission-critical piece of equipment. While you might prefer to buy your heavy equipment — even if it means applying for a loan or negotiating a financing agreement — another viable option to consider is renting. There are a lot of reasons why renting might be a better option than buying when looking for a skid steer. Whether you’re concerned about the state of the economy, want to limit the outflow of cash, or desire to have access to the newest and best equipment, rental might be a great solution. What follows is a run-down of 4 benefits of renting your skid steer. The information will help you to decide if renting makes more sense than buying for your organization. Scale Up or Down One of the benefits of renting skid steer equipment is that you’ll be…

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20
Nov

Why Driving Comfort Is So Important

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If you’ve been a truck driver for any length of time, you no doubt realize just how important driving comfort is to on-the-job peace of mind. This means that making your truck more comfortable for those long and short trips is not merely a value added bonus, it’s pretty much a necessity. Again, you’ll spend long periods of time in the cab of your truck, and all that sitting in a confined place can take a toll on your body. So you owe it to yourself to prioritize comfort since not only career longevity, but also post-career health are at stake. Here is a run-down on why driving comfort is so important. You might be surprised at what you learn. Back Pain If you sit for long periods of time, you can do a number on your back. In fact, sitting in your seat for long stretches at a time,…

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11
Nov

How To Insure Your Heavy Equipment Vehicle

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If you operate a business where heavy equipment vehicles are required, then you definitely need to safeguard the significant investment need to buy such assets with appropriate insurance coverage. There are numerous insurers who specialize in providing heavy equipment vehicle coverage to contractors ranging from landscapers to road construction companies to lots of other sorts of service providers. So you’ll have plenty of insurers to choose from. The first thing you need to do is find an insurance company that specializes in providing insurance packages for heavy equipment vehicles. Such service providers will have expertise offering customized packages to meet the varying needs of their clientele. Basically, your insurance package should cover equipment, liability further coverage options, and bonding. What follows are some recommendations on how to insure your heavy equipment vehicle. You’ll want to locate the right insurer by seeing how well they do in the following areas: Easy…

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5
Nov

8 Safety Musts When Dealing With Heavy Equipment

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Whether you require a skid steer, excavator, front loader, cranes, scrapers, heavy haul trucks or backhoe, heavy equipment can make all the difference in successfully getting the job done. You definitely shouldn’t skimp on safety since failure to proper guidelines can result in damage to the equipment or possible serious injury to the operator or others nearby. As a result, what follows is a run-down of 8 safety musts when dealing with heavy equipment. While many of them might appear to be common sense, injuries do happen so a primer on the dos and don’ts is always in order. Training The most important consideration on the safety front is proper operator training. You also need to ensure that training has a formal component that includes classroom-like instruction, expert demonstrations, hands-on exercises done by the trainee, and a test of the trainee’s performance. Manuals You need to ensure that equipment operators…

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