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15
Aug

How to Buy a Reefer, Dry Van, Flatbed, or the “Right&...

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Buying flatbeds trailers can be overwhelming; there are so many different factors to consider. Fortunately, if you narrow down your options by following these five simple steps, you’ll have a much easier time deciding which trailer is right for you. When this is your livelihood, buying flatbeds or buying a truck are things that should be exciting, not a pain. These are the five things you’ll want to consider when buying a reefer or trailer. What will you be hauling? Before you can even begin looking at trailers, you’ll need to have a good grasp on the items you’ll be hauling. At the very least, you need to have a solid expectation of your average load. Different storage units are designed for different storage needs. For example, you might not need a high-tech cooling unit if you’re bringing salted beef across the country. But if you’re going to be driving…

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15
Aug

5 Lies Heavy Equipment Finance Companies Tell You

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So you’ve found yourself needing to finance heavy equipment. No matter the scope of the project, you’re probably wondering how to find a company you can trust. Many people will take out a contract with a company, put down a deposit, and then find out that the terms for their truck loans have changed. If you know what red flags to watch out for, you can avoid being sucked into one of these schemes. It’s common for people to pass a credit check, sign a contract, pay their deposit, and then be told by the financing company, “Actually, it’s going to be more money than we originally told you.” By this time, you’ve already chosen your equipment, and you don’t have the time or money to look for another company. So you just take the bad deal and move on. To avoid this scenario, you should always be aware of…

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1
Aug

Protect Your Legal Rights After a Truck Accident

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Vehicle accidents can be a terrifying experience. When you’re busy making sure no one is injured and checking the damage to your car, legal concerns are often far from your mind. But if you’re involved in a truck accident, you should take steps to make sure that your legal rights are protected. These rights are especially important because they may determine whether your insurance company finds you at fault and the insurance payout you can expect to receive. Even though different areas may handle collisions differently, there are universal ways to ensure your legal rights are protected. Keep these steps in mind immediately following the truck accident, as well as in the weeks after it. Sign Nothing Without a Lawyer If the police department has issued you something to sign, you can probably sign it, however, you might want to have a lawyer look over it first, to make sure…

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15
Jul

What It Takes to Run a Food Truck

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Starting a food truck business can be a rewarding and exciting endeavour. For those looking to start a business in the food industry, food trucks provide many benefits over opening a traditional brick and mortar restaurant. Lower investment costs allow you to build your brand before deciding if you’d like to expand. The flexibility of owning your own business combined with the fun of working in different locations in a moving restaurant makes starting a food truck appealing to the adventurous entrepreneur. Although starting food trucks are not as involved as running a fully staffed restaurant, there are some things you need to consider before getting started. Understand the Industry According to the Competition Bureau, food truck operators in Canada generated over 300 million dollars in revenue in 2017; there is certainly still room for growth in this industry. The ability to pick an angle that competes with already existing…

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1
Jul

What You Should Know About Flatbed Trailer Rentals

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In the modern-day manufacturing and business processes where transporting heavy cargo is frequent, both demand and supply of heavy duty trailers have gone high. Hiring trucks is always a cheaper alternative to buying them. Most companies looking to hire trucks for transportation services prefer flatbed trailers, as they have ample space for cargo compared to other types of trailers. Such trailers are also more flexible and more effective for transporting cargos unusual size and shape that won’t fit in conventional enclosed trailers. The process of renting such a trailer can seem daunting if you do not know how to go about it. Irrespective of your demands, you should go for the best option that suits your budget and preferences. Here are some things you should know when hiring flatbed trailers. Know What You Need The first thing you should do when hiring a flatbed trailer is to outline your transportation…

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