One of the biggest decisions you’ll need to make when purchasing a new or used commercial work truck is whether to go with an automatic or standard transmission. While there is a huge difference between the two, neither one is better than the other. The best way to choose is to consider your individual needs and wants and weigh it all out for yourself.
Here are some factors to think about:
Which are you accustomed to – standard or automatic? If you have driven a standard all your life and it comes as a breeze to you, you may want to stick with it. There are a ton of benefits you’ll enjoy and the extra work won’t even be noticeable. On the other hand, if you’ve never driven a stick shift, you may opt for the convenience of an automatic despite the few [...]
All across the nation, states are scrambling to find snowplows and snowplow drivers. Eleven states are in severe need and six of them including Ohio, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Oregon, Missouri, and Michigan are in such desperate need, they are doing everything possible to hire over 100 workers immediately.
In Colorado alone, the state’s Department of Transportation is said to be down around 19% of its typical number of drivers. And the other cold-climate states aren’t faring much better.
When snow builds up on roads and bridges, safety is at stake. The roads need to be clear for vehicles to travel on them, especially in the event of an emergency.
The Cold Hard Facts
Why are snowplows so scarce? The situation falls on the heels of the shortage of vehicles worldwide, much due [...]
The Covid-19 pandemic has been a bitter pill to swallow in many aspects. But in other ways, it has opened doors to opportunities like taking advantage of new markets that have opened up. Medical deliver services are needed now more than ever. The misfortune can become your fortune and why not? You will also be providing a service to the medical field and to their patients.
How a Medical Delivery Service Operates
There is a multitude of medical-related supplies you can deliver. Pharmacies, hospitals, doctor offices, and other medical facilities are always needing medicine delivered. There is always a market for the delivery of medical equipment, like hospital beds, oxygen, and surgical tables too. Furthermore, individuals oftentimes need their medicine delivered.
It’s easy to see how the size, weight, and delivery details vary depending on what you are delivering. That’s why it’s a good idea to visit a reputable commercial work [...]
When you have a landscape business, it’s like money falls off trees during the summertime. But once winter sets in, it can be a whole different story when business freezes up. Learn how to put your Flatbed Landscape Truck to use in the winter too so you can bring in some cold cash.
What is a Landscape Truck?
Landscape Trucks are available in light and medium-duty chassis and come with a number of engines to choose from. You can find them with automatic or standard transmissions and can pick between gasoline or diesel-fueled options.
Landscape Trucks have a flatbed with tall siders that are stake-bed-like. There are points used to tie down the tools needed to work in the landscaping field. Landscape Flatbeds can also be used as a Dump Truck for hauling landscaping-related material such as mulch, yard [...]
The holidays are practically here and everyone is scrambling to get Christmaslights on their homes and businesses. Some spots are just too high or too awkward to reach though. That’s where you come in. If you have a Bucket Lift Truck, you can save Christmas and put some jingle in your pocket at the same time. And, if you don’t have a truck, this is the perfect time to get one.
Having lights up for the customers and the community to enjoy isn’t just merry and bright, it’s good business. It’s a way companies give back to those who keep them going. Even homeowners put lights up for the pleasure of their family, friends, and neighbors but many areas also have drive-thru Christmas light shows and some are simply spectacular. What do they all have in common? They need to hang lights in [...]
Fuel prices are up 44% higher than the average price this time last year and they’re eating truckers alive. Now more than ever, it’s important to have a fuel-efficient vehicle that won’t cut into your wallet or your profits.
If you make a living with your truck and have a gas-guzzler, you know how the price at the pump can easily push your budget to the limit or put you out of business entirely. The situation isn’t expected to change anytime soon so you might want to bring about some changes yourself. One way to do so is to check into a fuel-efficient work truck.
Commercial Economy Vehicles
Large trucks generally use a lot of fuel – gasoline or diesel. While diesel prices are even higher than gasoline, it typically goes further. Still, a work truck that doesn’t drink the fuel up is the best plan, [...]
At MJ Truck Nation, we would like to take a moment to honor those who have served our country. From those who own or operate a truck, to those who don’t or just wish they did, you are our heroes.
Keep on Trucking, Vets
There are currently more than 18 million American veterans residing in the United States. One in four of all vets are truck drivers and even more when you add in those who work in fields where they drive other work trucks besides commercial 18-wheelers such as Dump Truck, Flatbed, and Box Truck Drivers.
Number of Vets in Trucking Industry Growing
The number of veterans in the trucking industry is growing and there’s no end in sight. Vets and trucks go hand-in-hand. Many vets drove a truck of some type when serving in the [...]
If you have a Reefer Truck and are looking to make some cold cash, why not transport deceased bodies? Sure, you’ll need to have the guts to do it, but there’s a need for body transport drivers, especially those who are owners/operators of Reefer Box Trucks. With Covid still on the charts, the demand is there and the pay isn’t too shabby either.
The Morbid Facts
Although it may seem cold-hearted or even a bit spooky to entertain the thought of transporting deceased bodies, the fact of the matter is that someone’s got to do it.
Death is a part of life and after a loved one has passed, it is comforting to the loved ones to know that the body is in good hands. Transporting them to their final resting place or to be cremated is the next [...]
If you’re tired of the daily grind, day in and day out, maybe it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee…or, better yet, SELL the coffee. At least half of all mobile coffee shop owners make around $150,000 per year and drink in plenty of other perks too. Find out what you need to do to get your coffee-in-a Box Truck business brewing.
Make Sure a Mobile Coffee Truck is Your Cup of Tea
Owning and operating a mobile coffee shop isn’t for everyone. You may love a good cup of joe but despise getting up early. Mobile coffee baristas typically start their days at 3 am so…proceed with caution. You must be willing to do all it takes to make your business a success.
Perks to Owning a Coffee Truck Business
Within reason, you can set your own hours when [...]
Transporting animals is wildly popular within the trucking industry. It can be a beast but with the tips and tricks below, the process can be a much tamer one. Read on to find out more…
The transporting of animals is officially referred to as the “intentional movement of animals by transport” according to the Department of Transportation. Livestock that is for slaughter or sale, laboratory animals, pets, zoological specimens, wild animals being rescued or relocated, and racehorses all fall into the heading of “intentional movement of animals by transport”.
There are many pet peeves that are officially termed to be regulations and restrictions that anyone transporting such animals must adhere to. These rules help protect not only the animals but people and other animals as well.
A certificate of veterinary inspection is one of the requirements you’ll [...]