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Mar

Safety Up! On Lifting Techniques

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Working on a farm isn’t child’s play, as people can get seriously injured or even die in severe cases. Think of all the pulling, hoisting, shoveling, bending, loading and lifting that are involved on a daily basis on a farm. The strain and stress that manual labour can place on the human body should not be underestimated, as many labourers complain of debilitating back problems, muscles sprains and torn ligaments that require months—if not years—of painful rehabilitation and surgeries. The sad truth is estimates suggest that a large percentage of back injuries on farms are caused by improper lifting techniques, and nearly a third of all worker’s compensation claims are based on back injuries. There’s good news, however, as planning ahead can save a lot of heartache; the key to this is to properly train yourself on how to do the job well before you even do it. Identifying hazards and learning how to either eliminate or avoid them is also crucial. Here, we provide some proper lifting techniques to help prevent injuries while working. Lift Without Using Your Back…

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30
May

How To Get A Truck Loan After Bankruptcy

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You hadn’t even entertained the possibility of going bankrupt until it happened, right? Do not worry – you are not alone. Many honest people find themselves neck deep in debt, unable to pay back creditors. It is difficult to re-establish a respectable credit rating post-bankruptcy, but this should not necessarily limit your truck loan options. Here are five factors to keep in mind when trying to get a truck loan after bankruptcy: Bankruptcy is Not a Forever Obstacle Although you filed for bankruptcy, you should still be able to receive a loan for a commercial truck at a reasonable rate. Loan rates will be higher for you since you do not have a strong credit rating anymore, but affordable options are still within your reach that will allow you to maintain your business. Get Your Credit Reports and Scores The lender issuing you a loan is going to check your…

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16
May

Tips For Safe Driving In Spring

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You made it through winter safe and sound. Your truck is still intact and you are thrilled by the thought of dry roads. Although spring weather driving may be less dangerous than trekking through a winter snowstorm, there are real hazards privy to the months leading up to summer. Four general spring driving safety tips: Replace wiper blades: Worn wiper blades will not clearwater effectively from your windshield, which will hamper your vision. Replace yours if necessary. Check lights: Rain can cause lessened visibility while driving, so make sure all lights (including headlights and turn signals) work well before heading out on the road. Check tire pressure: Your tires may be a bit deflated after winter driving. Make sure you have enough air in them so your truck runs efficiently. Look out for bad road conditions: Poor winter weather is the perfect recipe to hide potholes and other driving dangers…

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2
May

10 Things To Look Out For When Buying A Used Truck

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For people who have a business based on transportation, you need a truck that’s ready to work when you are. When it comes to used trucks, leasing is your best option. Reputable leasing companies will have a fleet of trucks in great condition whenever you need one, but if you’re looking to purchase a used truck, there are some cautions to be had. Before submitting a bid at an auction, you should inspect the vehicle either by yourself or with an expert such as a trusted mechanic or an experienced truck operator. Here’s a few of the most important things to look out for: What Are You Transporting and Where? Your truck should be able to carry the weight of your typical cargo and over the terrain to your delivery destination. The truck will need enough horsepower and capacity to do so, but you should also check the transportation regulations…

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