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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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7
Dec

How to Prepare your Snow Removal Equipment for Winter

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Preparing your equipment for winter not only ensures it will function properly but it could be the difference between a job well done and money lost. When heavy-duty equipment isn’t ready for the cold and snow, it can malfunction and cause serious injuries to its operator. In order to avoid mishaps, ensure your equipment is ready for below zero temperatures. Engine Make sure that your machine’s engine is working properly before it gets cold out. Check the fuel lubrication and air filtration and clean the fuel tank cap/vent. Look out for water or sediment lurking in the fuel and inspect the fuel filter as well. Additionally, verify that the fuel you’re using is cold weather compatible and always follow the equipment manufacturer’s instructions on how often lubricant should be applied. Finally, check for openings in the air filtration system. Any openings can suck in unfiltered air and will need to…

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1
Dec

Seven Essential Winter Safety Tips for Truckers

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The winter can bring frozen temperatures and brutal driving conditions. It can be very dangerous to navigate highways during a storm. No matter what route you’re taking or what you’re transporting, it’s always better to be prepared for winter. Here are seven safety tips that will help you stay secure when the driving gets tough and weather is gets stormy: Have an emergency kit ready: In your truck, make sure you have a first-aid kit, blankets, dry goods (granola bars etc.), water, blankets and flares. If you get stuck in your rig during a storm, you’ll have enough food and water to get you through it. Slow down: No matter what your deadline is, when a storm hits and the driving conditions are less than favourable, you need to slow down. Shipments and pickups can be late under these circumstances. There’s no need to rush. The last thing you want…

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25
Nov

4 Benefits To Renting Your Skid Steer

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Depending on the sort of work you do, a skid steer can be a mission-critical piece of equipment. While you might prefer to buy your heavy equipment — even if it means applying for a loan or negotiating a financing agreement — another viable option to consider is renting. There are a lot of reasons why renting might be a better option than buying when looking for a skid steer. Whether you’re concerned about the state of the economy, want to limit the outflow of cash, or desire to have access to the newest and best equipment, rental might be a great solution. What follows is a run-down of 4 benefits of renting your skid steer. The information will help you to decide if renting makes more sense than buying for your organization. Scale Up or Down One of the benefits of renting skid steer equipment is that you’ll be…

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20
Nov

Why Driving Comfort Is So Important

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If you’ve been a truck driver for any length of time, you no doubt realize just how important driving comfort is to on-the-job peace of mind. This means that making your truck more comfortable for those long and short trips is not merely a value added bonus, it’s pretty much a necessity. Again, you’ll spend long periods of time in the cab of your truck, and all that sitting in a confined place can take a toll on your body. So you owe it to yourself to prioritize comfort since not only career longevity, but also post-career health are at stake. Here is a run-down on why driving comfort is so important. You might be surprised at what you learn. Back Pain If you sit for long periods of time, you can do a number on your back. In fact, sitting in your seat for long stretches at a time,…

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11
Nov

How To Insure Your Heavy Equipment Vehicle

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If you operate a business where heavy equipment vehicles are required, then you definitely need to safeguard the significant investment need to buy such assets with appropriate insurance coverage. There are numerous insurers who specialize in providing heavy equipment vehicle coverage to contractors ranging from landscapers to road construction companies to lots of other sorts of service providers. So you’ll have plenty of insurers to choose from. The first thing you need to do is find an insurance company that specializes in providing insurance packages for heavy equipment vehicles. Such service providers will have expertise offering customized packages to meet the varying needs of their clientele. Basically, your insurance package should cover equipment, liability further coverage options, and bonding. What follows are some recommendations on how to insure your heavy equipment vehicle. You’ll want to locate the right insurer by seeing how well they do in the following areas: Easy…

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