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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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10
Nov

How To Become A Crane Operator

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Crane operation is now a lucrative industry. Thousands of professionals across the country are now entering the industry to become a full-time operator and work on projects throughout Canada. And with Canada’s real estate market growing at an exponential rate, the need for crane operators is only going to continue to rise, providing great prospects for those who become crane operators in the future. In this latest post, we take a look at the steps required to become a crane operator. The Two Main Types Of Crane Operation Before entering into a position as a crane operator, it’s important to know the differences between the two main types of operator positions. There are positions in which an operator will be positioned on a stationary crane at a construction site, and positions in which the operator will be responsible for a mobile crane, which is attached to a vehicle and delivered…

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3
Nov

4 Tips For Operating A Skid Steer

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With many Canadians now taking on construction work around their properties, some are finding that simple shovels and wheelbarrows are too small for the task at hand. The skid steer is the ideal tool for this type of challenging property work, but many find the vehicle difficult to operate safely. Allow our experts to guide the skid steer operating process, as we present four tips for seamless skid steer operation in this latest post. Make Long Wide Turns A common problem skid steer operators face is trying to turn the vehicle to work on another area of the property. Damage can occur when one tire turns at a different speed than those on the other side of the vehicle. When the operator begins the turning process abruptly, it can cause vehicle skidding, which will tear up the ground surface. By simply making long, wide turns, the operator can ensure a…

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24
Oct

How Do I Become A Heavy Machinery Operator?

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If you think operating heavy equipment is something you might like to do, there are an abundance of opportunities to learn. In Ontario, you can either become an apprentice and learn on the job or enroll in a college course such as the paid Ontario heavy equipment operator-training course. Qualifications and attributes you’ll need to potentially excel at this career: Excellent balance; Good physical condition and good overall health; Able to judge distances; Coordinated; Unafraid of heights; Be able to focus for extended time periods; Mechanically inclined; Good at solving problems; Able to work in inclement weather; Experience with other equipment like tractors. When you’re training to become a heavy equipment operator in Ontario you’ll be learning how to operate large pieces of machinery safely and in the right way. This sort of equipment can be used to build or to demolish. What You’re Signing Up For Programs offered at…

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17
Oct

Best Leasing Options For Construction Equipment

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When it comes to leasing heavy equipment, you have more options than you probably realize. If you’re thinking of buying new or used equipment, you’re going to need pretty deep pockets. Heavy construction equipment is expensive and will definitely dam up your cash flow. To save money and to preserve your positive credit history, leasing may be the way to go. Whatever you decide, make sure you’ve weighed all the options and have discussed them with professionals in the leasing industry like the experts at Truck Loan Center. You can even work with a lender to fashion a customized lease that includes specific terms and payment options just for your needs. Some of the most popular lease choices include: Lease to own; Fair market value; Line of credit lease; Sale leaseback; and Stretch lease. Lease to own. If you’re pretty sure you’re going to want to buy the piece of…

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10
Oct

5 Reasons To Get A Truck Loan

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Getting a truck loan instead of purchasing equipment outright might be the best road to take when large machinery is part of your arsenal. Business owners are constantly analyzing and strategizing on how to best run their companies and part of that involves making the most prudent decisions when it comes to equipment. Even if you can afford to buy new equipment, doesn’t mean you should. Here are some reasons getting a truck loan might be a better option for your business: Save your cash. Business owners have other expenses they need to consider before making a decision to buy or lease. Getting a truck loan can free up cash for unexpected things like repairs or contractual surprises. Be masterful with money. Construction company ownership is pretty demanding capital-wise. So, you’ve got to keep that cash flowing, especially in an uncertain economy. Cash lets you continue to work, even when…

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