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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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27
Feb

4 Things You Need To Know About Cross Border Trucking

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If you are a commercial trucker in North America, chances are you are going to have to cross the border with commercial goods at some point in your career. You may have to do it multiple times on a daily basis depending on whom you work for. Cross border trucking is different than simply domestic work and there are some things that you will have to keep in mind in order to ensure that you, your company and your goods are protected. Below are four things you need to know about cross border trucking. Responsibility. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) holds you responsible and liable for the cargo while it is in your custody until the point where you finally release it to a warehouse, the final recipient in the United States, or until it gets exported to a foreign country. Bonding. Before you are able to transport commercial…

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20
Feb

5 Ways To Upgrade Your Sleeping Cabin

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Life on the road definitely has its ups and downs: being away from your family for extended periods of time, tough schedules and the stress of making deadlines. One of the other big ones for many truck drivers is the sleeping arrangements. While sleeping cabins aren’t all terrible, nothing beats your bed and your bedroom. There are some ways to make your sleeping cabin as comfortable as possible, if you haven’t already. Below are five ways to upgrade your truck’s sleeping cabin. Blackout curtains. One of the major hurdles to a good night’s sleep in a truck cabin, especially in many truck stops, is the ambient light that can make it seem like trying to sleep in an airport. Cars, restaurants, street and highway lighting can make it impossible. Invest in some blackout curtains. They pretty much cancel out all outside lighting. Noise-insulating curtains. Sound is another big sleep disrupter.…

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13
Feb

Tips For Modifying Your Truck

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If you own a truck and are considering taking some steps to improve its esthetic, some modifications are better than others. You might want to make some mods while still ensuring that your truck is fully functional, especially if you use it to run your business. If you are considering modifying your truck and are unsure of where to start, below are some tips. Consider the image. Consider what you want your truck to convey. Do you want it to hug the ground and look more sleek? If so, you might want to go for a low rider effect and reduce the leaf springs, installing shorter coil springs at the front, or using lower profile tires on wider rims. If you want a more aggressive look, a lift kit that raises the front, back, or both could do the trick. You might want to add some mystery to your ride…

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6
Feb

5 Long-Term Benefits Of A Truck Loan

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If you are thinking about getting a new truck and are wondering how you might go about financing such an acquisition, the below information is for you. Trucks can be expensive and you might not have the cash on hand to pay for the entire vehicle outright. That is why truck loans are so valuable. Below are five long-term benefits of a truck loan. You can afford “more” truck than you would otherwise be capable of. A new vehicle often costs between $10,000 to $20,000 and many people don’t have that kind of cash lying around. Financing the vehicle through a loan will let you pay for the vehicle in instalments, which are typically monthly, and you can get a new vehicle instead of having to opt for something older. Buying a new vehicle saves you money. When you buy a newer vehicle with the help of a truck loan,…

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