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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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25
Feb

Are Self-Driving Trucks Possible?

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Many trucking company owners have one eye firmly on the future are they assess their logistics requirements. One important topic for discussion is automation. The leading manufacturers are now working on self-driving truck models, and this innovation brings with it a set of factors which must be analyzed by trucking company operators to ensure their company can retain its level of success in the quickly approaching era of automated vehicles. We’re reviewing self-driving vehicle technology and what the technology means for the trucking industry. Self-Driving Vehicles Could Potentially Arrive in the Next Decade Vehicle automation has been a quickly evolving marketplace in recent years. It began with small technological enhancements to a vehicle’s fuel efficiency, with sensor technology being used to analyze vehicle performance and manage fuel use. Sensor technology has since been improved upon and is now utilized within a range of vehicle areas to provide greater performance and…

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18
Feb

Tips for Making Smooth Cross Border Hauls

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For trucking companies working across the United States and Canada, crossing the border can pose a range of logistical difficulties. In an economic environment where time to delivery is important, hold ups related to documentation and security issues can become a significant drain on resources. These challenges must be overcome for companies to complete cross-border operations profitably. How can you smoothen your cross border hauls? 1. Always have a Point Person in the Office Truckers should always have access to an outside point person when completing hauling operations across the border. This person can be there when a border enforcement agent is asking questions that are not easily understood. They can also help answer any queries that might arise when the trucker is driving toward or away from the border. The point person should be informed on the details of the shipment in the truck and should be prepared to…

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11
Feb

5 Ways to Customize Your Truck Rental

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When you’re renting a commercial vehicle such as transport trucks, it’s important you gain access to a full array of customization options to assure a personalized driving experience. Many drivers don’t consider the additions they can make to their rentals, and as such they miss out on a range of opportunities. This blog will help outline the different customizations that can be added to your rental vehicle. 1. Add a GPS System If you’re traveling across Canada in a new truck, it’s not always easy to get your bearings. A cutting-edge GPS system can help in this area, and provide you with a full understanding of your surroundings. The latest GPS systems can even analyze traffic patterns to highlight the most effective route to your destination. This is ideal for those commerce vehicle drivers, for whom time of delivery is a critical factor. Many rental companies offer a range of…

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