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Jun

Modernize or Replace? Upgrading Your Crane

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Proper efficiency planning is vital for companies if they are to remain competitive in local and global markets. It is an ongoing process, usually done as often as the Operations team deems necessary. Planning extends to the financials, equipment and to any areas that keep the industry running its best. Reliable Equipment Equipment is the lifeblood of manufacturing and industrial businesses. Amongst the major equipment that is needed is a durable crane. It is not uncommon for crane equipment to be pushed beyond its normal working capacity. Normal is generally considered 25 years of working condition when bought new. Anything beyond those operational years needs to be re-evaluated. Either your crane equipment needs to be replaced or it needs modernization. Correcting a poor performing crane helps make your operations run smoother and protects the safety and security of your workers. Therefore, once it has reached 25 years to a maximum…

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18
Jan

Options To Consider For Truck Repair Financing

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Even despite all of the efforts put into regularly maintaining trucks to prevent them from eventually breaking down, some repairs are often entirely unavoidable. With the average truck repair costing more than $5,000 dollars, a broken-down truck can present serious challenges, especially for those who are unable to finance the repairs themselves. It becomes critical to get the truck on the road as quickly as possible, given that a truck that is off the road isn’t generating any profit. There are several options to consider when presented with an out-of-service truck, including taking out a line of credit via a traditional bank, which can present its own set of challenges, or tapping into a savings fund. However, there are also some alternative programs, such as commercial truck financing programs that are generally much more flexible than that of a typical bank, many of which specifically cater to those with poor…

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15
Jan

Tips For Truck Fleet Management

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While truck fleet management is becoming an increasingly large industry, management solutions are equally increasing in number, due to advancements made in today’s technology. In fact, it has been shown that even minimal management changes can lead to significant profit increases. Invest in Fleet Management Software This will monitor expenditure, identifying potential areas where potential money could be saved, which is critical. In addition, it will digitally keep track of all relevant data, which will increase efficiency in the end. Go Electronic with ELDs and DVIRs Electronic ELDs will help drivers stay on top of their paperwork by automatically collecting data, maximizing driver productivity and lowering administrative costs. It will make roadside inspections more efficient. Electronic DVIRs, via a smartphone offer the ability to take photo or video evidence, as well as giving the option to automatically schedule repairs or order new parts, all of which increase efficiency. Ensure Vehicles…

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4
Jan

How To Plan A Safe Overnight Drive

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Overnight drivers face a number of safety threats which can be life-threatening. Fatigue, for example, is a major issue among drivers: those who work the night-shift are twice as likely to fall asleep at the wheel. Drivers face other safety threats as well, including a lack of safe, overnight parking. Fortunately, these safety threats can be minimized with the following tips. Avoiding Fatigue: Avoid Caffeine (But Still Stay Hydrated) Although it sounds counter-intuitive to avoid grabbing that cup of joe, caffeine will only cause your energy levels to crash and interfere with your quality of sleep, as well. Still remember to stay hydrated to avoid the fatigue associated with dehydration. Entertain Yourself A lack of stimulation is responsible for much of the fatigue drivers experience on the road. Keep your mind occupied by listening to an audio book, turning up the music or rolling down the window. Take Mini-Breaks at…

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21
Dec

Five Ways to Find Great Eats on the Road

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When you’re on the road, deciding where to go for a bite may be challenging. If you’re in a new area you may not know where the best restaurants and diners are which could lead you to eating at the same generic fast food places whenever you stop. Although a burger and fries from the “golden arches” works when you’re in a pinch, there are great eats on the road, you just need to know where to find them. So, how do you discover the best places to eat while you’re driving through North America? Read up on the area: If you know your route in advance you’ll have time to read the “best of” guides for the areas in which you’ll be traveling. You don’t have to stop at Zagat rated restaurants but any place that’s included in a “best of” article is definitely worth checking out. Watch TV:…

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14
Dec

Documents to Carry While Moving Goods Across Borders

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Picking up and moving your entire family across North America can be very exciting. Whether you’re moving from Canada to the United States or vice versa, you will need to ensure that you have the proper documentation in order to enter each country without problems. Also, if you are working at job that requires you to transport goods across borders you will need the right documents too. Your employer will take care of providing the legal papers and duty expenses (if applicable) for the load you are transporting but it is your job to present these documents to the border agents when you cross into another country. To enter into Canada Before crossing the border into Canada, customs agents will require the following papers from you: Passport Canadian immigration Visa and confirmation of Permanent Residence for each member of your family traveling with you (if applicable) Vehicle registration For truckers…

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