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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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24
Mar

Are There Requirements for Renting Heavy Equipment?

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Some jobs require the aid of heavy equipment or a whole lot of muscle. Most people don’t have their own heavy machinery, but there are companies that can provide them. Before a rental company can lend you their equipment, you will have to provide the right credentials. Rental companies are not lawfully permitted to offer their services to anybody that might not have the proper training on the equipment they wish to rent. In some cases, before a company can deliver equipment, they will require proof of insurance or a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). A vehicle weighing over 26,000 pounds requires a CDL. These licenses can be obtained after taking the proper application procedures, which vary depending on location. Equipment such as the transport trucks available for rent at Truck Loan Center, bulldozers, forklifts, tractors for farming, and excavators can all be rented as long as the right documentation is…

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18
Mar

10 Tips to Loading Your Truck Efficiently

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When loading your truck, you will want to make sure that the objects inside are arranged in a way that nothing gets broken during transportation. You will also want to be sure that the truck is capable of carrying the weight of the load. There are a few ways to ensure that you are loading your truck properly. Build a Wall- Often times, when people are moving, a lot of boxes are involved. Stack the boxes on top of each other starting with the heaviest items on bottom. Large Items First- If you’ll be unloading your entire load at one time, put all large items in first. This is best when you want to be sure you have enough space for these items. Secure any Items that can Move – Bumps and vibrations can cause objects in the truck to shift, so secure any movable items in order to prevent…

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11
Mar

Tips for Renting a Truck

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You might find that somewhere throughout your life, you have the need to rent a truck. Usually, it means that you need to move heavy equipment, boxes of items, furniture to a new location, or, more likely, you have a company that has high transportation needs. All of the above can lead to stress, but with a little help and advice, you can rest assured that the job will get done efficiently! The need for a rental truck is common, and there are many options to consider. One of the most important things to remember is that you should never rush to rent. Examining your options and really taking the time to make the appropriate decisions can make the difference between renting from a company like Truck Loan Center, and renting from a company that will cause you grief and hassle. The below tips and advice will help you to…

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4
Mar

Should I Rent or Buy Heavy Equipment?

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The choice to rent or buy heavy equipment is a big one. You must make smart financial decisions in order to keep your transportation company’s budget intact. Thinking logically, your budget is the first thing that should be addressed. Once you are certain of your company’s financial situation, you can go ahead with the decision to purchase or rent the heavy equipment you’re in need of. Questions to Ask Yourself Think about the future of your company. Is your company steadily increasing in profit? Do you believe your company will be able to uphold its current financial status? How often will you be using the truck? Is it enough to warrant purchasing one of your own? Are you able to keep up with the maintenance that the truck will require? Do you have somewhere the truck can be parked safely and legally throughout the year, or would it be more…

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25
Feb

Are Self-Driving Trucks Possible?

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Many trucking company owners have one eye firmly on the future are they assess their logistics requirements. One important topic for discussion is automation. The leading manufacturers are now working on self-driving truck models, and this innovation brings with it a set of factors which must be analyzed by trucking company operators to ensure their company can retain its level of success in the quickly approaching era of automated vehicles. We’re reviewing self-driving vehicle technology and what the technology means for the trucking industry. Self-Driving Vehicles Could Potentially Arrive in the Next Decade Vehicle automation has been a quickly evolving marketplace in recent years. It began with small technological enhancements to a vehicle’s fuel efficiency, with sensor technology being used to analyze vehicle performance and manage fuel use. Sensor technology has since been improved upon and is now utilized within a range of vehicle areas to provide greater performance and…

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