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Why continually dump your money into a Dump Truck when you can come out ahead with an economical Isuzu NPR-HD Dump Truck? There are tons of uses for a Dump Truck. From hauling gravel to and from the jobsite to collecting and disposing of garbage, Dump Trucks are ideal for transporting many types of materials. Read on to find out how you can have a Dump Truck that is easy to drive and efficient to maintain. 

What is a Dump Truck?

A Dump Truck is also known as a Dump Trailer, Dumper Trailer, Tipper Lorry, Dump Lorry, and Dumping Truck. It is used to transport and for demolition waste. Road construction, new home construction, home remodeling, and landscaping are examples of areas Dump Trucks are utilized.

Most Dump Trucks are equipped with open-box beds with hinges at the rear and have hydraulic rams that make loading and unloading easier. It also allows [...]

If you’re going to be operating an 18-wheeler, you know you’re going to need a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).  You may be surprised to learn, however, that if you pull a trailer behind your Dump Truck with a weight of 10,0001 pounds or more and the combined GVWR is over 26,000, you are required to hold a CDL. 

When it comes to who needs a CDL and who doesn’t, it’s not always that cut and dry.   In fact, it can get downright confusing. It’s best to know in advance if you need a CDL so you can be prepared.


What is a CDL?

A CDL is a driver’s license that you are required to have in order to operate large, heavy, or hazardous material vehicles including buses, trucks, and trailers.  The test consists of general knowledge as well as the combinations vehicle endorsement test and of course a driving test is [...]

What do you do when your cargo doesn’t fit in the bed of your truck?  Fortunately, there’s a truck that’s built to carry loads that don’t fit.  In fact, that’s what a Flatbed Truck is all about. It’s the perfect solution for all those odd sized, irregular, heavy loads that wouldn’t be able to be transported if not for the open bed of a Flatbed.


Flatbed Trucking 101

With an average income of up to $99.000, Flatbed trucking is one of the toughest types of truck driving job in the industry. Flatbed trucking is the transportation of cargo that is oversized, irregular sized, or so heavy or bulky it doesn’t fit in an enclosed trailer. The average Flatbed is 53 feet long to 102 feet long, so they are well-equipped for large loads.  It’s not unusual to see two trailers behind a Flatbed, chained together – extending the use of the truck immensely. [...]

Advertising your service isn’t cheap but if you don’t, no one will know it exists. If you don’t like the idea of pouring your hard-earned bucks into traditional advertising, here’s an innovative idea that can drive your sales up without spending a fortune. 

One of the best moves you can make is to have your company commercial work truck custom painted to advertise your company.  If you have a fleet, get them all painted!


Advertise on the Go

Mobile signage is one of the cheapest ways to advertise your service. People can’t help but notice the information plastered on your truck when you drive past – especially if it’s cute or catchy. 


When you’re driving up to a new customer’s home or office, having your business information on the vehicle gives them peace of mind.  Crooks don’t usually advertise all their information on the side of their trucks. Branding your work [...]

According to the latest statistics, there are close to 300,000 plumbers in the United States. The average annual salary is $56,000.  Plumbers are most in-demand in Orlando, Florida and the nearby areas. New York City and Houston have the highest number of professional plumbers. 


If you have a plumbing business or intend to start one in the near future, you are probably very aware of the importance of having a reliable Commercial Work Truck is. 


About Plumbing Commercial Work Trucks

Plumbing Trucks highly specialized to accommodate the work that plumbers do.  They may be outfitted with water and electric.  They are set up to haul equipment.  From vise brackets to aluminum drawers to ceiling racks, Plumbing Trucks make the job easier.  Customization includes specific lengths and widths, size of shelves, drawers, dividers, and compartments.  Tailorizing the truck inside and out is a breeze.


Many Plumbing Trucks are crafted from commercial [...]

One of the most important vehicles in a landscaper’s line-up is a Chipper Truck.  This type of service truck is designed to haul wood chips from the jobsite.  A woodchipper machine is often towed on the truck that directs wood chips right into a semi-enclosed chip box.

More About Chipper Trucks

Woodchippers are used for tree removal.  They break down tree limbs, branches, and small trunks.  The trucks are characterized by the opening at the tip of the rear wall that provides a chute which can be aimed to fill the dump body with woodchips. 

In a Chipper Truck, you have all the conveniences to make your vehicle perfectly equipped for wood chipping such as semi-enclosed tipping chip boxes that are designed to tow woodchippers to and from the job site.

Chipper Trucks are constructed with Dump Truck bodies that are customized for woodchip work.  They are able to haul away the [...]

Commercial Flatbed Trucks are appreciated for being one of the most efficient vehicles on the market. They are ideal for individual use as well as for small and large businesses.  When you purchase a Flatbed Truck, you’ll be required to make some important decisions.  One of the most difficult thing you’ll need to figure out is whether you want a steel bed…or aluminum.

Which is better, aluminum or steel?  There is no right or wrong answer.  One is not better than the other in general.  The one that’s the best fit for you will depend on several things such as:

  • What you are going to use it for.
  • Your budget.
  • Your preferences.
  • The climate you live in.


Uses for Flatbed Trucks

There is a myriad of uses for Commercial Flatbed Trucks.  They are often used to transport large, heavy, irregular-sized loads locally or nationwide.  They are able to tow vehicles [...]

Got your eye on a used Dump Truck?  Buying a used work truck can be a smart way to go, especially if you’re not exactly loaded up on cash right.  To ensure you don’t end up getting ripped off though, here are five important things you should look for when buying a used Dump Truck:

  1. Engine – If your engine isn’t good, well…there’s a problem.  You’re not going to get very far in your Dump Truck.  Unless you are a mechanic or know a lot about heavy equipment, it is always best to have a professional mechanic or knowledgeable operator inspect the engine of the truck you’re considering.  Dump Trucks come in all different makes like Isuzu, Hino, and Kenworth.  It’s wise to find a mechanic that specializes in working on the exact model you are looking for because engines do vary a lot.
  2. [...]



Box Truck RVs are giving a whole new meaning to living “out of the box” these days.  As more people take to the road after retirement and even more are getting out from under outrageous expenses of renting or owning a home, the innovative concept of living in a Box Truck is catching on.

Box Truck to RV Conversions

There are two ways to convert a Box Truck into an RV.  One is to hire someone to do it.  While this method is the most expensive, it’s also more convenient.  Furthermore, when comparing the average cost of an RV to the cost of a new or used Box Truck, even when the expense of conversion is tacked on, the price is far lower.

You can find multiple sites [...]

Cool Summer Start-Up: IN the Box (Truck) Ice Cream Biz

Bring Your Ice Cream Dream to Life

Seriously…what could be cooler than starting your own mobile ice cream business this summer?  Find out how to do it and hot tips to ensure your success.

Why Start a Mobile Ice Cream Business?

People can’t get enough of the mouth-watering creamy goodness, especially when the weather’s warm.  According to recent statistics, 291.09 million individuals in the United States enjoyed ice cream last year alone.  That’s a lot of potential customers!

It is estimated that ice cream vendors have an average of $200 to $300 dripping in every day during the summer months.  Gross monthly averages in the peak months are around $5000 with $2500 or better being the net average after supplies, [...]

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