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24
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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7
Apr

Tax Benefits of a Truck Lease

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Under the Canada Revenue Agency’s rules, the depreciation on a motor vehicle that you have purchased (i.e. not leased) can be netted against your income to lower the amount of taxes paid on the money you earned. Canadian tax law has a provision for deductions against income for the lessee to make taxing fair for people who are leasing their vehicle. The tax code is supposed to provide a measure of fairness, so be sure to make the most out of your deductions to save your money. Eligible Leasing Cost We’ll walk through the calculation that the CRA uses to calculate the eligible leasing cost. The cost is how much you’ve been charged in the year for leasing the vehicle. If you have been leasing the car for the full year, include that in your lease cost, otherwise only include the amount that you’ve been charged for the current year.…

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24
Mar

Are There Requirements for Renting Heavy Equipment?

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Some jobs require the aid of heavy equipment or a whole lot of muscle. Most people don’t have their own heavy machinery, but there are companies that can provide them. Before a rental company can lend you their equipment, you will have to provide the right credentials. Rental companies are not lawfully permitted to offer their services to anybody that might not have the proper training on the equipment they wish to rent. In some cases, before a company can deliver equipment, they will require proof of insurance or a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). A vehicle weighing over 26,000 pounds requires a CDL. These licenses can be obtained after taking the proper application procedures, which vary depending on location. Equipment such as the transport trucks available for rent at Truck Loan Center, bulldozers, forklifts, tractors for farming, and excavators can all be rented as long as the right documentation is…

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18
Mar

10 Tips to Loading Your Truck Efficiently

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When loading your truck, you will want to make sure that the objects inside are arranged in a way that nothing gets broken during transportation. You will also want to be sure that the truck is capable of carrying the weight of the load. There are a few ways to ensure that you are loading your truck properly. Build a Wall- Often times, when people are moving, a lot of boxes are involved. Stack the boxes on top of each other starting with the heaviest items on bottom. Large Items First- If you’ll be unloading your entire load at one time, put all large items in first. This is best when you want to be sure you have enough space for these items. Secure any Items that can Move – Bumps and vibrations can cause objects in the truck to shift, so secure any movable items in order to prevent…

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11
Mar

Tips for Renting a Truck

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You might find that somewhere throughout your life, you have the need to rent a truck. Usually, it means that you need to move heavy equipment, boxes of items, furniture to a new location, or, more likely, you have a company that has high transportation needs. All of the above can lead to stress, but with a little help and advice, you can rest assured that the job will get done efficiently! The need for a rental truck is common, and there are many options to consider. One of the most important things to remember is that you should never rush to rent. Examining your options and really taking the time to make the appropriate decisions can make the difference between renting from a company like Truck Loan Center, and renting from a company that will cause you grief and hassle. The below tips and advice will help you to…

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4
Mar

Should I Rent or Buy Heavy Equipment?

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The choice to rent or buy heavy equipment is a big one. You must make smart financial decisions in order to keep your transportation company’s budget intact. Thinking logically, your budget is the first thing that should be addressed. Once you are certain of your company’s financial situation, you can go ahead with the decision to purchase or rent the heavy equipment you’re in need of. Questions to Ask Yourself Think about the future of your company. Is your company steadily increasing in profit? Do you believe your company will be able to uphold its current financial status? How often will you be using the truck? Is it enough to warrant purchasing one of your own? Are you able to keep up with the maintenance that the truck will require? Do you have somewhere the truck can be parked safely and legally throughout the year, or would it be more…

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