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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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8
May

4 Navigation Tips For Truck Drivers

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As a truck driver, a large portion of your time is going to be spent on the open road, going from point A to point B and you are going to have to know where you are going. Being able to navigate is key for a commercial truck driver, and just because you have received your commercial truck loan, does not mean you now know how to navigate. It takes time and practice to learn the basics. Below are four navigation tips to get you started. Don’t use GPS, maps, or apps meant for the general public The difference between navigating a car and navigating a commercial truck is huge. Most of the roads, bridges, overpasses, etc. are built to accommodate the weights and dimensions of cars, pickups, minivans and SUVs. With tractor trailer setups, many overpass clearances are too low, and a lot of municipal roads don’t allow certain…

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May

How To Start A Trucking Company

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Many people spend their entire lives dreaming and fantasizing about owning their own business. Being your own boss, setting your own hours, taking vacations when you want, spending time with your family when you want. It all sounds pretty appealing, doesn’t it? Starting your own trucking company can provide all that freedom and more, but it comes with some special considerations you should know about, including ones surrounding heavy equipment loans and other financing issues. Below is some guidance that could help you if you are looking to start a trucking company. Getting the right equipment The first and most important step if you are starting your own trucking company is making sure that you get the right equipment. The trucking industry can be very profitable, but it is also highly competitive. Getting equipment is going to be the first, and perhaps the most expensive decision you make. Trucking equipment…

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24
Apr

How To Become A Truck Driver

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There is more to being a truck driver than simply being able to secure truck and trailer leasing. There is a lot of allure to being a truck driver — the open road, the freedom, a chance for ample alone time. Many people pursue a career as a truck driver for exactly these reasons. If you are thinking about trying out commercial truck driving as a career, but aren’t entirely sure how to get started, below are some tips to help you become a truck driver and pursue your dreams. Get your high school diploma or GED While it is not completely set in stone that you need this in order to get a job as a truck driver, many companies look for this as a sign that you are competent and are able to accomplish things that you put your mind to. Have a clean driving record The sheer…

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17
Apr

Basics For Wiring A Truck For Trailer Lights

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Now that you’ve secured your truck and trailer leasing, you are going to need to figure out how to wire your truck to your trailer lights so that you can get it on the road as fast as possible. This is something that can definitely be done by a professional, but if you are looking to learn a new skill, and find out a bit more about how your truck and trailer work together, below are the basics for wiring a truck for trailer lights. Locate the wiring harness A wiring harness is needed to connect trailer lights to any vehicle. It is usually located near the rear door of your truck. It is also sometimes found near the rear tail lights or the vehicle’s hitch. If you are having a hard time locating the wiring harness, consult your owner’s manual and it will tell you exactly where to look.…

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10
Apr

Tips To Maintain Heavy Construction Equipment

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Once you have gone through the process of securing construction equipment financing or a heavy equipment loan, you are going to want to make sure that you protect your investment by taking good care of it. Heavy construction equipment comes with some specific care and upkeep requirements in order for it to remain safe, and operating at full capacity. Below are some tips to help you maintain heavy construction equipment. Keep good operations records The best thing that you can do to make sure that you are always providing your equipment with proper care is to maintain accurate and up-to-date records and servicing checklists. Tracking inspection and repairs means that you always know what needs to be done in the future and special areas to pay close attention to moving forward, greatly extending the useful life of your equipment. Regular cleaning Heavy construction equipment, by definition, is going to get…

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