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Sep

7 Reasons to Lease a Used Commercial Truck

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Many companies and self-employed people throughout Canada require commercial trucks in order to facilitate their businesses. Truck leasing has become a common if not preferred financing option due to the many benefits it provides, but perhaps what is most intriguing is that more and more of these leases are for used trucks rather than new vehicles. With that in mind, let us consider seven reasons to lease a pre-owned vehicle rather than one fresh off the line. Avoidance of Significant Depreciation Among the most daunting aspects of owning new commercial trucks is depreciation. Your new truck depreciates the moment you sign on the dotted line. A used truck, on the other hand, has already undergone that initial depreciation and is now just subject to the year-to-year devaluation. It’s worth mentioning that commercial truck leasing and vehicle leasing, in general, do account for depreciation to some degree but certainly not all…

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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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25
Apr

How To Start Your Own Trucking Business

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Trucking businesses are growing quickly as a result of an increased demand. This need is predicted to continue growing over time and presents an opportunity for those looking to start their own trucking businesses. There are many factors that you’ll need to consider as you begin building your own trucking business. The result will be a long-lasting and rewarding career that offers a unique sense of independence while providing valuable services to others. What You Need to Know First Starting a trucking business requires that you obtain proper licensing. There are a number of driving schools available to provide the proper training to obtain your licensing and certifications, and the cost of these training programs can be met through the use of various forms of financial aid. These include government scholarships, loans, and grants. You’ll need to research all of your options to ensure that you obtain the right financial…

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18
Apr

Is Truck Driving The Right Career For You?

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Truck driving is one of the most rewarding careers for individuals around the world. But it isn’t for everyone. The truck driving industry offers a unique set of benefits and challenges that attract a large number of people from all walks of life. In order to know if truck driving is right for you, it’s important to consider some key factors related to the industry. Although many are familiar with truck driving, they know little about what it takes to run a successful truck driving business. Do Your Research One of the best ways to determine if truck driving is the right career for you is to research all aspects of the industry. This provides you with the knowledge you need for building your business. Truck driving can consist of cross-country or local transport. Most truck drivers get started doing long-distance transporting, which often requires them to be away from…

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11
Apr

Common Problems With Used Trucks

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Used trucks can be an economical solution to your business needs, but there are some common problems that used trucks can present that you should know about if you’re buying a truck from an unreliable source. Understanding these common issues will prevent costly repairs, enhance the safety of drivers, and help you know what to do to avoid any disruption to your work. Physical Issues It’s important to understand what to look for when purchasing a used truck. Obtaining any and all maintenance records from a truck’s previous owner will provide you with the information you need to address common problems. Rusting underneath a roof will be indicated by raised spots. Additionally, the bottoms of the truck’s doors can develop rusting and should be assessed thoroughly. The truck’s tires can also be examined to determine if any brake fluid leakage has occurred, or if there is wear to the tire’s…

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