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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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27
Feb

4 Things You Need To Know About Cross Border Trucking

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If you are a commercial trucker in North America, chances are you are going to have to cross the border with commercial goods at some point in your career. You may have to do it multiple times on a daily basis depending on whom you work for. Cross border trucking is different than simply domestic work and there are some things that you will have to keep in mind in order to ensure that you, your company and your goods are protected. Below are four things you need to know about cross border trucking. Responsibility. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) holds you responsible and liable for the cargo while it is in your custody until the point where you finally release it to a warehouse, the final recipient in the United States, or until it gets exported to a foreign country. Bonding. Before you are able to transport commercial…

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20
Feb

5 Ways To Upgrade Your Sleeping Cabin

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Life on the road definitely has its ups and downs: being away from your family for extended periods of time, tough schedules and the stress of making deadlines. One of the other big ones for many truck drivers is the sleeping arrangements. While sleeping cabins aren’t all terrible, nothing beats your bed and your bedroom. There are some ways to make your sleeping cabin as comfortable as possible, if you haven’t already. Below are five ways to upgrade your truck’s sleeping cabin. Blackout curtains. One of the major hurdles to a good night’s sleep in a truck cabin, especially in many truck stops, is the ambient light that can make it seem like trying to sleep in an airport. Cars, restaurants, street and highway lighting can make it impossible. Invest in some blackout curtains. They pretty much cancel out all outside lighting. Noise-insulating curtains. Sound is another big sleep disrupter.…

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13
Feb

Tips For Modifying Your Truck

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If you own a truck and are considering taking some steps to improve its esthetic, some modifications are better than others. You might want to make some mods while still ensuring that your truck is fully functional, especially if you use it to run your business. If you are considering modifying your truck and are unsure of where to start, below are some tips. Consider the image. Consider what you want your truck to convey. Do you want it to hug the ground and look more sleek? If so, you might want to go for a low rider effect and reduce the leaf springs, installing shorter coil springs at the front, or using lower profile tires on wider rims. If you want a more aggressive look, a lift kit that raises the front, back, or both could do the trick. You might want to add some mystery to your ride…

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6
Feb

5 Long-Term Benefits Of A Truck Loan

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If you are thinking about getting a new truck and are wondering how you might go about financing such an acquisition, the below information is for you. Trucks can be expensive and you might not have the cash on hand to pay for the entire vehicle outright. That is why truck loans are so valuable. Below are five long-term benefits of a truck loan. You can afford “more” truck than you would otherwise be capable of. A new vehicle often costs between $10,000 to $20,000 and many people don’t have that kind of cash lying around. Financing the vehicle through a loan will let you pay for the vehicle in instalments, which are typically monthly, and you can get a new vehicle instead of having to opt for something older. Buying a new vehicle saves you money. When you buy a newer vehicle with the help of a truck loan,…

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20
Jan

Clearing Snow With A Heavy-Duty Excavator

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If you’ve been asked to clear an area of vast amounts of snow, you’ll want to be using a heavy-duty excavator for the job. Heavy excavators usually have snow removal attachments, which make moving especially wet snow much quicker. Excavators, also called “diggers,” come in many sizes. Here are popular types for removing mounds of snow: Backhoe loaders The torque of these machines makes them the perfect choice for easily handling heavy, wet snow. Attachments utilized by backhoe loaders include sweepers, blowers and snow pushers. They can easily lift the heaviest snow into large stockpiles, which make them forerunners for snow removal. Front auxiliary hydraulics are an important feature on these machines, along with a well-lighted, heated cab. Since these backhoes usually go from one area to the other, it’s important that they also have controls to give a smooth ride and especially to control loader arm movement. Wheel loaders…

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