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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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3
Apr

Leasing A Commercial Truck With Bad Credit: 5 Things To Know

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Commercial truck leasing and commercial truck loans are often a necessity for people looking to get into the commercial trucking business. High start-up costs mean that many people often don’t have the cash on hand to make the purchase outright. Many people, for a wide variety of reasons, some of them completely out of their control, often don’t have the credit to get commercial truck leases or commercial truck loans from many traditional financing avenues. If you are looking to lease a commercial truck, but are worried that your bad credit might get in the way, below are five things you need to know. Credit is more important for payments When analyzing whether or not you qualify for financing for a commercial truck loan or commercial truck leasing, your credit score is used more to determine what your payment scheme is going to be like, rather than whether or not…

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30
Mar

Crossing Borders With Your Commercial Truck: What You Need T...

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It is one thing to know how to go about shipping commercial freight domestically. If you have done it for years, chances are it is all second nature to you by now and you know exactly what you need to do. Whether you have purchased your truck outright, or own your vehicle through a commercial truck loan or commercial truck leasing agreement, there are some things that you need to know when transporting freight across borders. Examine your shipping documents prior to arriving at the border. It is a good idea to know exactly what your shipping documents say before arriving at the border, especially with regards to any special instructions by the shipper. Make sure you are aware whether or not you are to stop at customs before proceeding in either direction to avoid any unfortunate mishaps or misunderstandings. Submit your ACE e-manifest. All commercial truck drivers entering the…

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23
Mar

5 Of The World’s Largest Heavy Equipment

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Anyone who has ever spent time on a massive construction site or mine knows that there is some truly awe-inspiring massive machinery out there — trucks with tires two stories high and cranes that are capable of reaching all the way to the top of the world’s tallest buildings. If you are curious as to what some of these machines are, below is a list of five of the world’s largest heavy equipment. The Komatsu D575A Dozer. A heavy equipment loan will get you access to some of the largest pieces of construction machinery in the world, including this one. This is the largest bulldozer in production. It comes with 1,150 horsepower and is capable of moving 90 cubic yards of material every pass that it makes. P&H L-2350 Loader. This 160,000-pound earth mover is the biggest of its kind and has a lifting payload of around 72 tonnes. Its…

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14
Mar

Why You Should Get A Heavy Equipment Loan For Your Construct...

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Anyone who has ever undertaken a massive construction project knows that one of the most useful ways to employ your working capital is with a heavy equipment loan and construction equipment financing. Big projects require big machinery, and while it’s often difficult to purchase things like excavators outright, there is a wide range of financing options available. Below are some reasons why you should get a heavy equipment loan for your construction project. Flexible financial solutions. One of the best things about a heavy equipment loan is that they can be tailored and structured to meet specific taxation, and accounting needs so that you are able to write off as much of the loan as possible. Preserve your capital. It is always difficult to predict exactly how a project is going to go. Unforeseen changes to schedules and plans, even plans falling through can end up costing you a lot…

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6
Mar

5 Amazing Custom-Painted Truck And Trailers

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Most truckers that you meet and talk to take an immense amount of pride in their trucks and their trailers. These are their homes for a large portion of their professional lives, as well as their means of making a living; and you would be surprised at the amount of creativity, care and originality that commercial truckers put into them. Below are five amazing custom-painted truck and trailer designs. Optimus Prime. This Transformers-inspired creation is an exact replica of the franchise’s main protagonist and hero, Optimus Prime. With chrome finishings, and spot-on red and blue colouration this truck and trailer could easily pass for the superhero while cruising down the highways. The classic blue. If you are thinking about truck and trailer leasing and would like some old school inspiration, one commercial truck driver decided to give his truck the 1950s look. It is a throwback to a simpler time,…

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