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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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13
Jan

How To Safely Secure Your Load On A Dry Van Trailer

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Securing a load properly in a dry van trailer is paramount for keeping both people and cargo safe. Many accidents can be prevented if the rules are followed regarding securing cargo. What kind of security is needed? What you’ll need to properly tie down cargo: shoring bars, tie downs, dunnage bags or a combination of two or all. One thing you don’t want to have happen is rocking and rolling cargo. These types of items need wedges, chocks or cradles to keep them secure. Whatever is used, they must be secured tightly so they stay stationary while the van is moving. How many devices should be used? Generally, the rule is that articles five feet long or less and weighing less than 500 kilograms should have one tiedown. Two tiedowns are needed for cargo that’s five feet long or less but weighs more than 500 kilograms. Items between five and…

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6
Jan

5 Benefits Of Leasing Construction Equipment

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Leasing equipment seems to be the way more construction companies are going, and there is a good reason why. Total ownership cost is less Leasing equipment does wonders for cash flow. There is no need for a sizeable down payment, as is the case when buying equipment. Down payments are rarely asked for with lease agreements and monthly payments are more manageable, and that is a bonus for any construction company. And any equipment you’re leasing can be taken off your assets list and moved onto a balance sheet as a monthly expense. This will be quite helpful come tax time. The flexibility factor There may be times you’ll need a piece of equipment just for one particular job, so buying something that you may not get full use out of really doesn’t make sense. A lease agreement can provide you with choices – you can choose a term that…

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6
Dec

Everything You Need To Know About The Section 179 IRS Tax Co...

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The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is a government agency that is part of the Department of the Treasury. This agency is responsible for tax collection and providing assistance to taxpayers. Tax assistance can come in the form of deductions, rebates and bonuses. One specific instance of tax assistance is the Section 179 Tax Code deduction. You have perhaps heard of this deduction but aren’t entirely sure if your business can benefit from it or how exactly it is implemented. The Section 179 IRS tax code is not a complex operation. It is designed to offer tax relief to businesses, specifically those that are small in nature. So, how does it work and what do you need to claim this tax relief? Here’s everything you need to know about the Section 179 IRS tax code: What is the Section 179 tax deduction? The IRS Tax Code’s Section 179 was created to…

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24
Nov

Can You Drive A Sprinter Van With A Car Licence?

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Oftentimes driving a specialized van such as a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter requires a particular type of licence. For those transporting passengers or equipment using one of these vans in Canada, it’s important to learn more on the local licensing laws and whether any special licensing requirements must be met. Within this latest post, we’ll address van licensing in Canada as we review the question: “Can you drive a Sprinter van in Canada with a car licence?”. Licence Requirements Depend On Number Of Passengers And Province Vehicles designed to be used by 12-15 passengers, such as the Sprinter, are subject to additional driver’s licensing requirements across Canada. In Ontario specifically, drivers have to obtain a special Class F licence if they are carrying 10 or more passengers, or the vehicle they’re driving is designed to carry 10 or more passengers. Across Canada, drivers may also be subject to medical requirements as part…

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17
Nov

5 Common Truck Repairs

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Fleet operators must have a clear understanding of the vehicles within their service to ensure they meet operational targets. And this requires comprehensive knowledge on truck repair requirements. To help guide the maintenance process within growing fleets, this latest post will highlight five common truck repairs for fleet operators. Wheel Bearing Issues The wheel bearings are the component that keeps the wheel moving with as little friction as possible on the road. Truck drivers will notice that the bearings are being degraded by the amount of noise coming from their wheel wells as they move. Drivers might also experience vehicle jerking or unstable movements on the road. If any of these symptoms occur, it’s time to review the wheel bearings for problems. Brake Failures And Fluid Leaks With a larger payload placing pressure on the brakes, the braking systems within modern trucks can experience fluid leaks on a regular basis.…

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