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Rising Concerns about Commercial Truck Driver Security 1
With the recent protests to defund police and other security concerns across the nation, some truck drivers are feeling less than safe these days. 

On Monday, June 29 at 2 pm in Jacksonville, Florida, a gunman opened fire at an Amazon Fulfillment Center.  Of the two individuals who were injured, one is considered to be in critical condition.  The incidence not only traumatized those who were in the building where the shooting took place but also alarmed drivers who were waiting to get packages out for delivery.

It has also been reported that the COVID-19 epidemic has spurred a rash of truck robberies.  “We are like Brinx,” stated a gun-packing trucker.  “When your truck is loaded with toilet paper, groceries, or hand sanitizers, you’re at risk for being held up.”

Get on the Move with a Moving Business 3
With a little muscle and a good Box Truck, you can start your own Moving Business.  It is estimated that over 31 million people will move in 2020 and even more will in the years to come.  Moving companies are expected to rack up around $86 billion dollars annually which makes it a larger and more financially beneficial industry than most realize.

About Box Trucks

Box Trucks come in a variety of sizes, typically ranging from 14-24 feet of space in the cargo “box” that is located on the back of the cab.  Most Box Trucks come with an overhead roll-up door at the rear to accommodate access to the cargo “box”.  Often times the truck has a ramp to ease loading and unloading as well.

Mutts on Trucks: Ready for Tail Wagging Adventures?

Check Out the Big Benefits of Having a Road Dog

Mutts on Trucks: Ready for Tail Wagging Adventures? 4

Having a four-legged friend in your life has proven perks like lowering blood pressure, diminishing depression, and offering security too.  Some truckers are into pet parenting for the long haul.

The concept of dogs for the long haul is catching on.  Tennessee-based Mutts4Trucks pairs shelter dogs with truck drivers.  Truckers are provided with a car-safe canine harness, a brand new leash, and plenty of Pedigree dog food.

Big Benefits of Taking Rover on the Road

There are definite benefits for truckers who take their furry best friends on the road with them.  According to national statistics, 1.5% of all Americans suffer from some form of depression.  A whopping 13.5% of the truck driving population has some level of depression.  Lack of social interaction [...]

California Plugs Electric Commercial Vehicles Sales

State Plans to Switch to Zero Emissions As Early As Next Year

California Plugs Electric Commercial Vehicles Sales 5

The state with one of the most polluted air quality in the nation is taking steps to clean up its act.  The California Air Resources Board (CARB) recently announced that a zero-emission mandate will go into effect as early as next year.  If successful, the rule would also require all manufactures within the state to sell Electric Commercial Vehicles as well as hydrogen-powered options by the year 2024.

Electric Commercial Vehicles

The US market share for Electric Commercial Vehicles accounts for less than 1%.  Statistics in the state of California are about the same.  But, that trend may take a turn as CARB also stated that by 2035, over half of Medium-Duty Truck sales and 75% of Heavy-Duty Commercial Vehicles should be [...]

Load Up on the Lucrative Gravel Hauling Business 6
 

Gravel hauling can be a very profitable business if you know what you are doing.  In order to rock a good living in the industry, it’s important to have three vital factors in place – a market, a source, and a Dump Truck.

Marking the Market

Knowing the gravel hauling industry of the location you are hoping to work from is imperative.  It’s not uncommon for a given area to be “sewn up” which makes it difficult for newcomers to get a piece of the action.  While not altogether impossible, you’ll need an extra edge (such as extremely competitive prices or an added service) in order to breakthrough.

Surprisingly, rural areas can be the easiest to enter into when it comes to gravel hauling.  Small town native Tim Spor [...]

 

Big Boom of Tiny Homes on Flatbed Trailers 7
 

Times are changing and so are the homes people are living in.  The current uncertain economy has opened the door for many to adopt a new, more minimalistic, way of thinking.  Enter…the tiny house on wheels.

Tiny House Talk

Tiny houses aren’t new.  In the past decade, they have become more popular.  But there has always been the problem of how to get them to and from their destination.  Some creative souls have solved that issue.  They are putting the tiny homes ON wheels – flatbed trailers, to be exact. 

Tiny homes can be purchased on a lot or they can be built to personalized specifications.  They can be hoisted onto the flatbed of a truck, or they can be custom built right onto the [...]

Flatbed Truck with Tree Bar

Branch Your Landscape Business Out
Flatbed Truck with Tree Bar 8

If you want to take your landscape business to the next level, you’ll need a Landscape Flatbed Truck to accommodate your ambitions.   The more specialized your landscape Truck is, the more efficiently it can serve your needs, and therefore, the broader your scope of landscape work will be able to be.

What is a Landscape Truck with a Tree Bar?

A Landscape Truck is a cab with a flatbed trailer attached.  Landscape Trucks are typically found in Light and Medium-Duty versions.  The size of a truck a landscape company elects to go with generally depends upon the nature of their specific services and the amount of work they do.

The Flatbed Trucks used in a Landscape Truck are equipped with various feature options.  Some have tall stake-bed sides to encase trees, plants, materials, and landscaping [...]

2020 T880 Kenworth Day Cab

Meet the Beast!
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If you are in search of a great new Day Cab, check out this beauty.  It has it all from a manual transmission to boasting a mere 50 miles.

Slide on into the spacious black seated, non-sleeper cab area and get behind the wheel.  You’ll have all the power you need with the Paccar MX-13 (MX-13 455@1600 1650@900) engine that is extremely durable and reliable.  The VSL Expiration Distance is N717 0. 

This truck is standard length so you can easily get in and out of anywhere eighteen-wheelers travel.  It’s a powerhouse workhorse, able to get the job done.

The LRSL Speed Limit is [...]

Tips for Wise Buys on Commercial Truck Parts 11
 

It’s no big deal to walk into your local auto part store to buy a battery for your Buick or to grab a quart of oil for your Olds.  When it comes to purchasing parts for your Dump Truck, however, you’re going to need help finding the exact item you need, you’ll most likely require some service as well.  Here are some terrific tips so you get you on the right track when it’s time to get parts and service on your Commercial Truck.

Plan Ahead

When making the initial purchase on your new or used Commercial Truck, find out if the dealership sells parts and offers service.  If not, ask who they recommend or go elsewhere.  It’s always a good move to go with a dealership that sells [...]

Get Started On a New Day Job in a New Day Cab 12
Are you thinking about quitting your day job for a better day job – like maybe the kind that’s done done out of a Day Cab?  If the numbers just in from the Bureau of Labor Statistics are any indication, you might just be making the best decision of your life.

The recent Corona-19 pandemic was proof that no matter what the economy has in store, there will always be a need for truck drivers.  Even drivers whose main transport and delivery jobs were interrupted were, in many cases, able to switch over to deliver essential goods. 

Preliminary numbers announced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics state disclose that trucking jobs were only down slightly in March which was one of the toughest months in the COVID-19 catastrophe.  Many [...]

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