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May

Equipment Financing vs. Leasing: What’s the Difference?

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Difference between financing and leasing

If you are thinking of taking out a truck loan, then you probably have some questions concerning the differences between equipment financing and leasing. The biggest difference between leasing and equipment financing is in the ownership. That is, when you lease a piece of equipment, then a vendor will allow you to rent it in exchange for monthly payments. This means you will not own the asset during the duration of your lease. Conversely, equipment financing serves as a collateralized loan that will provide you with the option to purchase the piece of equipment outright. In other words, once the…

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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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19
Oct

How To Exercise While On A Long Haul Drive

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Certain body types are common within the long haul driving community because eating and exercise habits will tend to be similar due to the nature of the work. Our recommendations aren’t going to make you as buff as your favourite action star, but at least the next time you visit the doctor’s office for your yearly medical, you’ll be able to tell your doctor that you’re staying healthy by keeping up the number of hours you exercise. It’s Too Cold, Dark, and Empty Outside! Walking is an often recommended form of exercise, prized for being low impact, suitable for people of various activity levels, and easily performed without special equipment. It’s not always possible to go out for a quick hike, and there may even be times when it’s a bad idea to leave your vehicle, for example it’s either not safe to leave the cab for you or your…

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12
Oct

Best Tools To Help Maintain Posture While Driving

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It’s hard not to have a sedentary lifestyle when sitting is a large part of many jobs, but unfortunately, long-term sitting takes its toll on our bodies. One side effect of excessive sitting is potentially bad posture. Poor posture may seem relatively minor compared to other parts of your health that you should be looking out for, like having a balanced diet and getting enough exercise. The good thing about correcting your posture is that it’s an easy habit to form and takes almost no time to start practicing, so why not try and be as healthy as you can in all ways possible. Signs of Bad Posture Aches and pains in your back and neck that aren’t caused by injury can be indicators that you’re sitting poorly. In addition, incorrect posture can lead to weight being distributed incorrectly over pressure points, affecting blood flow to your lower extremities leaving…

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5
Oct

Best Gadgets For Every Trucker

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Some gadgets are fun while other inventions are not just expensive toys for grown ups, as they can greatly improve your driving experience. Once you’ve found the gadget for you, your whole driving experience will change dramatically. How would that happen exactly? Either the device solves a problem you never knew you had, or it resolves an issue that’s been bothering you since day one. If that sounds familiar then read on to see how this list can help! Bluetooth Headset Bluetooth isn’t just for when you’re fiddling around with your electronics at home, it’s actually great for hands-free operation of your phone. In combination with voice activated control of your smartphone, you can just leave it charged into the dashboard while you connect with your loved ones. Headsets come in all shapes and sizes so keep shopping to find one that suits your preferences, whether it’s one that wraps…

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