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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 class G licence or heavy trucks that are covered by the Class D licence. When you get truck and trailer leasing for a specific rig or set up, it is…

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25
Nov

4 Benefits To Renting Your Skid Steer

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Depending on the sort of work you do, a skid steer can be a mission-critical piece of equipment. While you might prefer to buy your heavy equipment — even if it means applying for a loan or negotiating a financing agreement — another viable option to consider is renting. There are a lot of reasons why renting might be a better option than buying when looking for a skid steer. Whether you’re concerned about the state of the economy, want to limit the outflow of cash, or desire to have access to the newest and best equipment, rental might be a great solution. What follows is a run-down of 4 benefits of renting your skid steer. The information will help you to decide if renting makes more sense than buying for your organization. Scale Up or Down One of the benefits of renting skid steer equipment is that you’ll be…

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20
Nov

Why Driving Comfort Is So Important

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If you’ve been a truck driver for any length of time, you no doubt realize just how important driving comfort is to on-the-job peace of mind. This means that making your truck more comfortable for those long and short trips is not merely a value added bonus, it’s pretty much a necessity. Again, you’ll spend long periods of time in the cab of your truck, and all that sitting in a confined place can take a toll on your body. So you owe it to yourself to prioritize comfort since not only career longevity, but also post-career health are at stake. Here is a run-down on why driving comfort is so important. You might be surprised at what you learn. Back Pain If you sit for long periods of time, you can do a number on your back. In fact, sitting in your seat for long stretches at a time,…

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11
Nov

How To Insure Your Heavy Equipment Vehicle

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If you operate a business where heavy equipment vehicles are required, then you definitely need to safeguard the significant investment need to buy such assets with appropriate insurance coverage. There are numerous insurers who specialize in providing heavy equipment vehicle coverage to contractors ranging from landscapers to road construction companies to lots of other sorts of service providers. So you’ll have plenty of insurers to choose from. The first thing you need to do is find an insurance company that specializes in providing insurance packages for heavy equipment vehicles. Such service providers will have expertise offering customized packages to meet the varying needs of their clientele. Basically, your insurance package should cover equipment, liability further coverage options, and bonding. What follows are some recommendations on how to insure your heavy equipment vehicle. You’ll want to locate the right insurer by seeing how well they do in the following areas: Easy…

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5
Nov

8 Safety Musts When Dealing With Heavy Equipment

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Whether you require a skid steer, excavator, front loader, cranes, scrapers, heavy haul trucks or backhoe, heavy equipment can make all the difference in successfully getting the job done. You definitely shouldn’t skimp on safety since failure to proper guidelines can result in damage to the equipment or possible serious injury to the operator or others nearby. As a result, what follows is a run-down of 8 safety musts when dealing with heavy equipment. While many of them might appear to be common sense, injuries do happen so a primer on the dos and don’ts is always in order. Training The most important consideration on the safety front is proper operator training. You also need to ensure that training has a formal component that includes classroom-like instruction, expert demonstrations, hands-on exercises done by the trainee, and a test of the trainee’s performance. Manuals You need to ensure that equipment operators…

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26
Oct

Quitting Caffeine? 3 Alternatives To Staying Awake

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You’ve probably met other long-haul truck drivers who claim to be able to complete their trips without a drop of caffeine, and it’s hard to believe that’s true. After all, nothing really wakes you up in the morning like a nice big cup of coffee. In fact, there’s a whole ad campaign by a coffee brand that’s based around that fact alone. It may be hard to believe, but it’s more than just possible to make a long-haul trip without drinking coffee, energy drinks, soda, or other sources of caffeine. It’s doable for everyone! Drink Lots of Water Not only is preventing dehydration good for your body in general, drinking water gives you something to do and keeps your mind active. Another part of drinking lots of water means frequent trips to the bathroom, adding to the list of activities you’ll be doing while on the road. Some cultures have…

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