If you’re planning to purchase a Dump Truck, you’ll need to pick between an aluminum and a steel body type. In order to make the wisest decision, there are some important factors to consider. Here are things to keep in mind:
What are You Using the Dump Truck For?
Think about what you plan to use your Dump Truck to do. What size loads do you intend to carry? What type of material will you haul? While an aluminum Dump Truck will definitely suffice for modest loads of gravel or dirt, if you loads will consist of heavy metals, you may need to bump up to a steel Dump Truck since steel constructed trucks are able to carry maximum weights.
Aluminum Dump Trucks require their loads to be more protected because [...]
No matter who you voted for, if you voted at all, the transfer of the presidency will affect you if you drive a truck. As it presently stands, Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States. And, if he brings his platform to pass, some changes are most definitely in store.
A group which is headed up by Phillip A. Washington, CEO of L.A. Metro (the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority), is already working behind the scenes to get rolling on the Department Of Transportation (DOT) transition that will give them the green light to work with the Biden-Harris administration.
Washington has been appointed by President-elect Biden to head the team that works alongside DOT to review the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC), and the National [...]
If you are in the market for a New Box Truck, you’re going to love this 2019 Mitsubishi Fuso FE140. With a mere 50 miles on it, you get all the perks of a new truck with the price tag of an older model since it’s a 2019 model.
This Single Cab Fuso Box Truck pack plenty of punch with a 6.0-Liter engine with a V-8. It is gasoline-powered and gets stellar mileage so you won’t be sinking all your profit into the gas tank. In fact, this gas model actually has twice the disbursement of the diesel version. Maintenance costs less too since it’s not a diesel. You’ll also appreciate that this beast has a 40-gallon in-rail fuel tank that significantly extends the range of operation.
The body length is 20 feet, perfect for most loads – not too long or [...]
On November 19, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) officially clarified what defines the scope of an agricultural product load. Until now, there had been a lot of grey areas but with the specifications in place, many farmers and truckers who transport agricultural products are finding favor in the rulings.
Within the new regulations, agricultural goods include livestock, any agricultural commodity, and non-processed food. Since agricultural goods fall under federal guidelines, the distinction will allow the place stipulations on the delivery of the products, ultimately making transporting them safer since hours-of-service laws will apply to them. Farmers will reap the benefits as well because their goods will travel in a safer manner and the process will be more efficient.
Prior to the clarifications, the regulations for farmers and the truckers who [...]
It’s projected that by next year, the global market valuation for Aerial Work Platform (AWP) will cross 1.5 billion. The increasing demand is attributed to more adoption of advanced aerial equipment, technical advancements in the industry, green fuel operability, and an increase in independent Boom Lift Truck owner/operators.
What is a Bucket Truck?
(AWP) describe a group of elevated machines that includes aerial lifts, elevating work platforms, and mobile elevating work platforms. They may also be referred to as cherry pickers or scissor lifts. Generally, aerial work platforms are used for a variety of maintenance and construction purposes and operated by a wide range of professionals.
History of Bucket Trucks
Aerial Work Platform Trucks debuted in the 1900s when they were invented to assist farmers in picking cherries. Soon the trucks were used to pick [...]
As the nation braces for a possible second wave of Coronavirus, the trucking industry is the source of some of the only good news around. Trucking is experiencing high demand along with a driver shortage – mostly seen in Flatbeds, Refrigerated Trucks, Vans, Day Cabs, and Box Trucks.
How it’s Playing Out
Van spot load rates top the charts, up 28.8% last month from one year ago. Flatbed rates are up a whopping 9.9% and have soared even higher in the past two weeks. Refer Trucks are up over 19% and there seems to be no end in sight to the rise.
Not all phases of trucking are faring well, however. Those operating to service the supply of products that are in big demand, because of or in spite [...]
Trinity Logistics Group, a Texas-based trucking company, has slammed the brakes on operations. The news has left its 102 drivers in utter shock. Amidst the uncertainty the Coronavirus pandemic has brought about, the abrupt closure is being called “devastating”.
The announcement was made on September 28 via a conference call. Drivers were informed they would no longer have a job and that all equipment was to be returned almost immediately. The now-defunct carrier company offered flatbed, oversize, and heavy hauling services. Trinity Industries, the mother company of Trinity Logistics Group, is the owner of Trinity Rails which has been hit hard by issues surrounding frac sand.
“At least we got paid and weren’t stranded like drivers for Ohio-based Falcon Transport and Celadon of Indianapolis were,” stated Paul, a past employee. “Still…it is a big blow.”
According to IBIS World report, the annual revenue of the Earth Moving and Excavation Contractors industry in 2020 is $54.9 billion and the year isn’t even over yet. If you are considering jumping in the business, now is the time.
What Does Excavation Entail?
Excavation is the removal of large amounts of earth. Most construction companies turn to Earth Moving Companies when they need dirt moved. While many can actually do the job themselves, they typically prefer to have professional excavators do it for them so the job is done quickly and efficiently and so they don’t have to mess with it.
Why Get Into Earth Moving?
Earth Moving is the ideal niche for anyone who wants to get into the construction service industry with a reasonably small investment [...]
Winter is about to blow in and you know what that means…snow! More than 70 percent of America’s roads flow through locations that receive five inches or more of snow each year. Snow, slush, and ice greatly reduce pavement friction and cause obstructions, making travel dangerous. From interstates and highways to private drives and rural roads, in order for vehicles to drive safely, the snow must be removed.
Why a Snow Removal Service is a Cool Idea
Where there’s a need, there is profit. The public snow removal market is estimated to be a 3 to 4 billion dollar industry. Private snow removal tips in at about 18 billion with residential snow removal taking around 34% of the plunder.
If you live in a snowy area, your fortune might be found in the form of those fluffy flakes floating [...]
If you’re tossing around the idea of starting your own service company, it’s always wise to do a little research into what kind of businesses are trending. The pest control industry has been flying high for years, but there’s a new niche that’s the big buzz. -ORGANIC pest control.
A recent survey concluded that over 80% of all Americans feel that environmentally friendly products are important. With more than 45 million pounds of pesticides used in US homes and gardens yearly, many feel it’s time for a change – for the sake of the earth and for health reasons.
For the past decade, consumers have been steadily turning from the use of toxic products, like chemically-laden bug sprays, and are discovering new ways to treat old problems. Individuals [...]