Buying your own van or truck to operate your own independent business is often a great idea! Given the chance, you would love to get started with a fleet of brand-new equipment, but the fact is, navigating through this business is as tricky as it is promising. Before purchasing a van or truck for your product or service, you need to consider several factors to ensure that you get the best return on your investment: cost of ownership, your choice of trucks and vans, and the quality of the equipment.
A great way to get started is by purchasing used… Continue reading
Economists are seeing a steep rise in market demand for transportation services. In fact, it is projected that by 2020, some 29.1 million of these types of logistics units will be operating worldwide, and a considerable section of the industry will be made up of refrigerated trucks and vans.
Perishable produce, frozen food or beverages, chemicals, plants, and other temperature-sensitive items that you store, serve, or transport to your customer should be in their best condition at any given time. Can you imagine what a refrigeration breakdown could do to your products? You’ll have to deal with spoilage, rejected or… Continue reading
“Safety first!” sums up what drivers must observe when loading cargo into their box truck. When it comes to loading box trucks, it’s easy for drivers to get distracted with other issues at the dock/loading area or focus instead on the urgency of the job at hand without considering safe loading procedures. As a result, they become susceptible to strains, fractures, and other bodily injuries caused by improper body mechanics when lifting, carrying, or loading items.
Also called “multi-stop trucks” step vans are either light-duty and medium-duty standard trucks that are mostly used to deliver goods in local areas. The term has become synonymous with ease in delivery because of the low step-up feature under the truck’s doors.
Step vans are considered superior to similarly sized parcel vans due to the former’s low average deck height that reduces injury threat for workers. It is also a versatile vehicle with its dual access entry/exit point. In terms of visibility, a step van’s raised driver’s seat and massive windshield give the driver an uninhibited view of the road… Continue reading
For a country that relies on diesel-powered trucks for its medium-duty market, you may be surprised to know that gas-powered engines are gaining popularity in the United States. This according to the chief executive officer and president of Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America Inc., Justin Palmer, who says that trucks with gasoline engines hold about a 40 percent market share. Based on those statistics, offering new Mitsubishi Fuso gas trucks in 2019 was an easy choice.
Gas-powered Class 5 and Class 4 Fuso FE Series cabover trucks run on a six-liter GM V8 engine with twice the displacement of their… Continue reading
Three feet doesn’t seem like a large distance but in the world of the commercial truck, three feet from the ground to the threshold/floor height of the truck body can be the most important three feet in the world. Getting thousands of pounds of materials up and down that distance in a timely and efficient manner can be the most important aspect of a shipment. Lift gates allow for a shipment to reach its destination in a manner that wouldn’t be possible without this kind of equipment. Several questions to ask as you start the fact finding process are: So… Continue reading
Nearly 13% of all registered vehicles in the country are commercial trucks—all of which should be in top running condition at all times. Every commercial truck and trailer owner knows that their business operations rely heavily on well-maintained and regularly serviced equipment. Only with a top-performing commercial truck can you be sure about the safe and successful delivery of your products and services.
Behind every well-maintained commercial truck is a reliable service provider. In Oklahoma City, Truck-N-Trailer is your go-to repair and maintenance team. Having been in the used commercial truck and trailer business for decades, we know commercial trucks… Continue reading
There is a growing marketplace for movement of commercial goods and products. Because of urbanization and a steep rise in trade volumes, delivery services promise competitive but lucrative business.
Seriously considering a truck delivery business? We help you get to the basics with these questions.
1. What Type of Product/s Will You Deliver?
Deciding on the product you will be delivering sets the foundation for your entire operation. Will you be transporting small items that one person can handle? Will you be delivering bigger cargo like furniture that will require more people? Will you be tapping manufacturing businesses and wholesale… Continue reading
With the September 14th Category I Hurricane Florence barely in our rearview mirror, the clean up process begins. Like so many hurricanes in recent US history, it’s a long tedious process to put each community back together. Literally, every application of commercial vehicles are in high demand as the affected East Coast rebuilds hard hit areas.
After emergency responders clear affected areas such as Wilmington, North Carolina, the first to move in are medium duty wreckers. Wheel lift wreckers, boom wreckers and flatbed rollback wreckers all take part in clearing out flooded vehicles. With so much damage, this is no… Continue reading
Regardless of what you deliver, a basic requirement for your business is a work vehicle with a robust, sturdy truck body style. You need a highly dependable commercial truck or van that is suited to the type of cargo you carry, whether you’re transporting frozen and perishable items, boxed goods, furniture, electronics, hardware, consumer products, construction supplies, landscape work equipment, and everything else in between.
The importance of choosing the right type, make, and model of your truck cannot be overstated. But beyond the basics, a suitable commercial delivery truck should have specific, specialized features to guarantee performance and efficiency.… Continue reading