As Hurricane Ian pushes forward at 155 mph, threatening to make landfall on the Florida coast at any moment, people are preparing for the worst. The Atlantic hurricane season lasts from June 1 through the end of November so more hurricanes and tropical storms may develop in addition to Ian. It’s important to know how to protect your commercial work truck if a storm hits.
Be Aware. The best defense is a good offense. Keep up with the current weather conditions at all times. Having real-time tracking and analytics is a godsend when a potential deadly storm is on the horizon. Cell signal boosters are available to help ensure your tracking works in fowl weather.
Positioning. Where you park your vehicle matters immensely. However far you can get from the storm, do so. It’s best to park on the highest ground possible. Avoid parking around things that might pose danger such as [...]
Bucket Trucks are known to be quite versatile, but some of their uses are very unexpected. Check out some of the odd but interesting uses people have found to use Bucket Trucks for.
Christmas Decoration Hanging
When the holidays roll around and it’s time to put Santa up on the chimney and hang lights around the home or office, many have opted not to risk life and limb. They either rent a Bucket Truck and do the mile high decorating themselves or hire someone else to do it.
If your kitten is stranded in a tree, no need to call the fire department. Let them fight fires while you get your own kitten down. And, if a neighbor’s kitten is up a tree or on their roof, why not rent out your services?
If you live in a two-story house, you know firsthand how difficult it can be [...]
Construction companies often use a variety of Commercial Work Trucks to get their jobs done. If you run a construction outfit, read on to find out the most common vehicles in the construction industry and how they can optimize your workload.
The Importance of a Fleet
While brand new, smaller construction companies can get by with one or two standard work trucks by occasionally renting vehicles that serve different purposes when they them, once your business is taking off, you’ll want to begin adding on to your fleet. Otherwise, you’ll find yourself misusing the vehicles you have, and you’ll be wasting time and money renting when you could be owning. Excavators, Bucket Trucks, Flatbed Trucks, Bulldozers, Dump Trucks, Pavers, Loaders, Forklifts, Cab and Chassis, and Box Trucks are among the most commonly used vehicles in a construction company’s fleet.
Construction Vehicle Fleet Management
Construction fleet management is the handling of commercial [...]
If you own a truck, you’ve probably been asked to help friends (and even strangers) move or haul this or that. If you’ve got a Flatbed Truck, you are in luck because moving and delivery “favors” can turn into a lucrative business with a few simple steps.
Hot Shot Moving and Delivery Service
One of the best ways to bring in some cash with a Flatbed Truck is odd job moving and delivery side hustle. A Flatbed is quite versatile, so you’ll be able to accommodate a wide range of transports.
What is a Flatbed Truck?
A Flatbed Truck is a commercial work truck that sports a flat truck bed rather than a traditional bed such as a pickup truck has. It has no roof or sides which makes it perfect for hauling irregular and oversized loads.
Pest Trucks are built to be customized in order to fulfill the broad needs of the pest control industry. While one pest control company owner might need one type of addition, another may need a upfit of a totally different nature.
What Constitutes a Customization?
Different pest control businesses serve different niches, typically. The specific pest extermination a business performs the most is a good indicator of what type of customization they may need. Pest Control outfits that deal with rodents and larger animals may require extra space and additional room for more chemicals than insect-only services.
Safety features are also cause for customization and additional features too. Keeping chemical supplies and sprayers in the truck calls for secure storage. Laws are intact and depending upon your county, city, and state, you may be required to take additional precautions.
Most Popular Pest Truck Customizations
Sometimes it’s impossible to find a truck with [...]
Tired of your mundane 9-5 job? Why not take a bite out of that boredom and make money with a mobile sandwich shop instead?
Sandwiches are a big deal in the US. Americans average consumption of 300 million sandwiches per day. A national study revealed that individuals eat 3.7 sandwiches each week.
Technically, a sandwich is a food item that consists of two pieces of bread between cheese, meat, or other fillings. The bread may be sliced white, wheat, rye, or another type of sandwich bread or it can be a bun, hoagie, or even a wrap or roll.
In the first month of last year alone, deli sandwiches scooped in 259 million dollars. Delis, restaurants, and food trucks are the most common spots consumers purchase their sandwiches.
Advantages of a Mobile Market
The mobile food truck industry is growing at an annual rate of 12.1% since 2016 and it’s [...]
Are you a fitness buff who’d like to start your own gym? If you’ve been exercising the idea of opening a work-out facility, why not make it a mobile gym? Mobile gyms are a new trend that are quickly catching on. They flex a ton of advantages over stationary location gyms and require much less startup money. Read on to find out how you can start a mobile gym with minimal equipment and a Box Truck.
What is a Mobile Gym?
Mobile gyms bring all the full-body perks of a conventional gym right to the customer’s doorstep. On-site fitness has never been so simple, convenient, and profitable too. All you have to do is convert a Box Truck to the gym of your design, with focus on whatever area you specialize in or include a broad range of equipment and class offerings.
Swimming pool cleaning is a $3 billion dollar industry. It’s surprisingly easy and inexpensive to get into too. There’s no domination of the industry so…why not dive on in?
About Cleaning Swimming Pools
You may have cleaned pools for someone else or had one that you cleaned yourself. If so, you know a little about what pool cleaning involves. If not, you’ll know much more after reading this article. You will also learn how to start your own pool cleaning service.
Here’s how to start a pool cleaning business in 10 simple steps:
Make a Plan. If you don’t have a solid plan, you’ll doubtfully make it in business. Write down the things you need to do and what you need to purchase. Are you going to market commercial pools, residential pools, hot tubs, or all of the above? You’ll also want to write a more formal business plan, [...]
If you want to set your own hours and your own pay, why not start a local courier business? Delivery and courier services are in big demand with trucker shortages and delayed mail service. From food and flowers to legal documents and furniture – with minimal investment, you can be on the road to financial freedom in no time with these six simple steps.
Choose a Vehicle
The vehicle you use will make or break your business. You can always opt for a car and deliver small packages and business to business paperwork but having a Box Truck will greatly increase the possibilities your service offers. You’ll want to make sure your truck gets great gas mileage so you’re not pumping all your profit into the gas tank though.
Purchase the Right Equipment
Investing in some back-saving equipment is wise so you’re not always having to take off [...]
The past few years hasn’t been an easy one where vehicle sales are concerned. Covid put a damper on importing vehicles and parts. Still, sales are up. Commercial work truck sales are up 11% from this time in 2020. Custom-fitted work trucks are soaring in sales too. So, what’s the reason for the growth spurt?
Opportunity is knocking…that’s what’s up! Rarely before has there been such a time as this to grab hold of your dream.
If you are wanting to ditch your 9-5 and go into business for yourself, the time is now. Buyer demand is skyrocketing. Here’s the stats:
Dry Freight. Dry Freight is up 275%. Grab yourself a Box Truck or Flatbed and get rolling. From transporting medical supplies to delivering water and groceries to stores across town or across the nation, Dry Freight is an industry you just can’t lose out on. It is also said that Dry [...]