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Jul

2 Things To Know About Upgrading From An A to An AZ Licence

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Many people assume that once they have gotten their truck and trailer leasing, they can now drive anything they want. It would be quite simple if that were the case, but unfortunately, also quite dangerous. Many people start out with a class A licence and then graduate onto other classes. Each time you get a new licence, there are new educational and experience requirements that go along with them. If you are thinking about upgrading from an A to an AZ licence and would like to know what that entails, below are four things you should know before attempting to upgrade. Restricted Class A Licence The Restricted Class A licence (condition R) is specifically meant for drivers who are operating smaller truck-trailer combos. These include recreational, horse or utility trailers. If you have this licence you are also permitted to drive a car or a light truck covered by a…

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17
Jul

The Best Safety Gear For Truckers

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Now that you have successfully secured your commercial truck loan, it’s time to take into consideration one of the most important aspects of commercial trucking: safety. Your safety on the road is key, especially since you will be on your own most of the time, and sometimes far from help if and when disaster strikes. Whether you are a freelancer, or work for a big company, making sure that you are protected from some of the potential hazards of the job is paramount. Below are some of the best safety gear you can invest in as a trucker. Work gloves and boots While this seems like a small gesture, the first thing that you should do after securing your commercial truck loan is to go out and purchase yourself a good pair of work gloves and boots. This is because, as a truck driver, you will often be tasked not…

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10
Jul

3 Tips For Financing Construction Equipment

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Many people getting into the construction business, even those who have been in it for a long time, understand that part of starting up and maintaining a fleet involves leasing construction equipment, or financing it in a variety of other ways. There is an art to financing and leasing construction equipment and the more industry experience, and financial know-how you have, the easier it is to do. If you are thinking about financing new or used construction equipment, below are three tips to help you do it. Get your paperwork in order The thing that you want to do most when trying to lease or finance a new piece of construction equipment is make it clear to the lender that you are a good investment. One of the best ways to do this is to clear your corporate accounts so that lenders know you are solvent and are going to…

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3
Jul

Are Heavy Equipment Operators In Demand

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Heavy equipment operators fall under the skilled labour category that you might often hear people name drop. Heavy equipment operators undergo training, and must be intimately familiar with a wide range of different machinery (often incredibly expensive and complex machinery) that is vital to large construction and building projects. The short answer to the question: “Are heavy equipment operators in demand?” is yes, they are. In British Columbia, for instance, it is expected that the province is going to need roughly 7,000 heavy equipment operators in the next 5-6 years. This is to help complete large infrastructure and building projects throughout the province that are going to be needed as time goes on. These people need to be reliable, competent, and knowledgeable with a wide range of common heavy machinery that are used on construction and building sites. Many of these jobs will be on sites that are dedicated to…

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