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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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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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26
Jun

All About Being A Heavy Equipment Operator

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Many people apply for heavy equipment loans and get into heavy equipment operation for a variety of reasons. Often people think it is simply a matter of getting the necessary credentials and there will be a long lineup of employers waiting to hire you and pay you a ton of money for your specialized skill. While that might be the case in certain economies and industries, there is more to being a heavy equipment operator than meets the eye. Below is some information about being a heavy equipment operator. The personal attributes To be a successful heavy equipment operator you need to not only be able to drive and handle the equipment, you also need to be able to work as an effective member of a team on a busy job site, possess good communication skills, be able to follow instructions and exercise good judgment. Your duties As a heavy…

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19
Jun

4 Types Of Earth-Moving Construction Equipment

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There are certain pieces of heavy machinery on construction sites that get more construction equipment financing than all others. These are the earth-movers. These big, powerful pieces of construction equipment are used for a wide range of jobs on sites and are most often completely necessary to getting the job done and remaining profitable. There are a wide range of these machines, but below are four of the most impressive. Excavators These large pieces of machinery are favourites of individuals and companies looking for construction equipment financing. They come on either wheels or tracks and have long bucket arms attached to pivoting cabs that are able to rotate 30 degrees. Excavators are most often used to dig large holes or clear out debris, but they are also used to lift large pieces of prefabricated parts like pipes, as well as other smaller pieces of equipment. Backhoe loaders Backhoe loaders resemble…

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12
Jun

All About Getting A Commercial Trucking License

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Commercial trucking is not for the faint of heart. Long hours, isolation, quick thinking and the ability to self motivate are part of everyday life for the commercial trucker. If you think you might not be able to handle that, then even applying for a commercial trucking loan might not be such a good idea. If, however, you think you can hack it, below is some important information about getting your commercial trucking license. Obtain a copy of your state or province’s commercial driver’s license (CDL) manual These manuals are what you are going to need to study in order to pass your commercial driver’s license exam. The manual is available online at driving centre website. There are also special commercial driving license centres where the manual is readily available. Study this manual well; your life depends on it in order to pass the CDL written and road exam with…

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1
Jun

3 Essential Skills All Truck Drivers Should Have

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Once you’ve secured your truck and trailer leasing, driving a truck for a living is not as simple as just hopping in and taking the wheel. Truck driving is a physically and emotionally demanding job and lasting in the industry means developing a set of skills that will serve you well and allow you to excel. If you are thinking about applying for truck and trailer leasing so that you can get into the trucking industry, below are three essential skills that all truck drivers should have. Reliability And responsibility This is not so much a skill, but a quality. Being a commercial truck driver means that people are going to be entrusting you with their cargo on a regular basis. You will be asked to drive, often long distances, sometimes in hazardous conditions in order to get things from point A to B. Being able to set the terms…

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