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Flatbed Trucks are in such hot demand, manufacturers are having trouble keeping up.   The trend is projected to continue on into the next few years and even beyond.  While the Covid-19 post pandemic vehicle availability crisis does play a small part in the frenzy, there’s a lot more to it.

Why Are Flatbed Trucks so Sought After?

While sales on other types of trucks, mainly cargo-contained Freight Trucks, the demand for Flatbed Trucks has been massively increasing in past recent years, even before the pandemic reared its ugly head. 

Flatbed Trucks offer a versatility other trucks don’t have.  Freight of all different lengths, widths, and weights can go in the non-confined bed which makes a Flatbed Truck ideal for transporting irregular-shaped cargo including pipes and equipment for the oil and gas industry, construction material, wood [...]


A few months ago, it became apparent that the global chip shortage was getting severe.  It has spilled over from the car industry to the working vehicle realm as well.  Millions of individuals are affected and the livelihood of many are at stake.

Due to chip shortages for new vehicles, buying a work truck has become very challenging.  Construction contractors, home and office cleaners, and service-oriented business owners everywhere are struggling to purchase work vehicles for their companies amid the rebounding economy.

Prices are elevated and selections are scant but those who do get their hands on trucks are pleased even if the vehicle isn’t even close to what they really needed to run their businesses in.

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Boom Trucks (also known as Bucket Trucks) are powerful vehicles that are equipped with a bucket lift that can elevate your service business to all new heights.  A Boom Truck enables you to reach areas you couldn’t otherwise access like tall roofs, high windows, treetops, electric wires, parking lot and warehouse ceiling lighting, and communication wiring.

A Bucket Truck can be a lifesaver or…it can be a complete waste of money. If you buy a Boom Truck for your lighting business but sadly find the lift isn’t high enough for the work you generally do…yeah…BOOM.

The bottom line is – it’s imperative to purchase the best Boom Truck for your individual needs.

 

Who Uses Boom Trucks?

Landscapers, electricians, lighting specialists, painters, window washers, arborists, construction crews, and a myriad of other workers benefit from the use of a Boom Truck.  If your job entails reaching high spots, you need one [...]

 

If your business has grown and you’re thinking of adding a fleet, you’re in good company.  About one-fifth of vehicle purchases are fleet purchases.  Find out if it’s time for you to level up and start letting the numbers work for you instead of against you…

When Should I Consider a Fleet Purchase?

There are a number of situations that indicate it’s the right time to buy a fleet of work trucks.  If you are spending money leasing vehicles, you can invest the money rather than shell it out for rent.  Are you turning down jobs because you can’t handle any more work due to not having enough trucks to do the service?  If you had more work trucks, would you be able to hire more people and ultimately make more money?  Can you afford to buy a fleet of trucks if it [...]


When you need to work up high, both a Scissor Lift and a Boom Lift will get you there because they are high platform vehicles.  But, that’s where the similarity ends.  The Lift Truck that will work best for you greatly depends upon your job requirements and a few other details.

What is a Scissor Lift?

A Scissor Lift is defined as a high platform mobile work vehicle that is designed to reach heights while driving safely without tipping over.  It is perfect for jobs involving lighting, fitting and retro-fitting, window cleaning and replacement, external signage maintenance, exterior painting, and racking system work. 

What a Scissor Lift does not do is reach out further than a small roll-out deck will go, typically increasing the deck size by around 0.5m to 1.2m.  A Scissor Lift operates vertically and must be on [...]


 

 

Many Box Truck owners don’t think much about what type of liftgate is on their truck.  That is until they go to use it and it’s not the best kind for the job they’re doing.  If you are in the market for a Box Truck, it’s good to know the main types of liftgates to make sure you get the one that will serve your needs.  If you already have a truck but want a more optimal liftgate, you can have one put on for a lot less than you may think.

What is a Box Truck Liftgate?

A liftgate is located in the back of a Box Truck.  It is a platform that’s used for raising and lowering various items.  A liftgate is controlled by a hydraulic system.  Liftgates provide a safe [...]

 


 

A Landscaping Truck with a Side Dump, Belly Dump, or End Dump Trailer is the ideal addition to any landscaping, road construction, excavation, site prep, or demolition company.  The trailer is fully equipped to carry your material to and/or from the job and makes dumping a breeze if you choose the one that’s the best fit for your individual needs.

Side Dump

A Side Dump Landscaping Truck is operated by hydraulic rams that tilt to the right or the left in order to load cargo from the trailer.  Air ride suspension is not required to be deflated before the dumping is done so they speed up the unloading process immensely. 

Side Dumps are excellent for dumping fine materials and semi-liquids and are commonly used in road construction and building, [...]

 


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 [...]

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