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Practical Tips for Maintaining Box Truck Roll-Up Doors

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Unlike typical cargo vans, box trucks are fitted with roll-up doors that require proper maintenance to prevent them from getting corroded or misaligned prematurely. There are various ways to maintain roll-up doors in order to maximize their useful life.

Neglected roll-up doors could result in broken panels, hinges, rollers, or misaligned tracks which are not only maintenance problems but a security issue as well. This scenario should be avoided through proper maintenance of roll-up doors. Applying quality lubricant on the rollers, hinges, and tracks is one of the key maintenance steps that should be taken.

If your cargo box roll-up… Continue reading

Why It’s Important To Bring In Your Commercial Delivery Trucks For Regular Check-Ups

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For any kind of business a utility or delivery truck is part of its lifeblood, transporting goods and supplies from the main office or warehouse to customers and clients. Whatever type of commercial truck, the vehicles suffers a lot more wear and tear compared to a normal passenger car for several reasons:

1. Your delivery truck carries heavier loads than a normal vehicle which puts a greater demand on the transmission, suspension and tires.

2. It does a lot of accelerating and braking because of the stop-and-go delivery route which causes the oil break down more quickly.

3. It spends… Continue reading

Why You Should Buy from a Trusted Commercial Dealer

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If you are in the service industry and just starting out in your business or looking to expand your fleet of current service vans, the question that first comes to mind is ‘should I buy brand-new or used?’ followed by ‘where can I find high quality used moving or plumbing vans for sale?’.

For budget conscious businesses, buying a used truck is often the better option! New vehicles depreciate in value the moment they leave the dealership, with a large percentage of that depreciation occurring in the first year alone. The large price difference between a new van and… Continue reading

Keeping Your Refrigerated Trucks and Vans in Top Shape

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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

Mitsubishi Fuso Trucks Offer Gasoline-Powered Lineup for 2019

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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

Starting Your Truck Delivery Business? Here Are 8 Questions To Ask

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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

Hurricane Florence and the Demand for Commercial Trucks

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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

Cargo Box Truck Water Leak

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Whether you’re a expedited freight service or a final mile white glove delivery company, there is one thing certain about your cargo box truck: Your cargo box either has leaked in the past, is currently leaking or will leak in the future. At some point its going to be an issue, but you don’t have to live with it. Lets take a look at how to address this problem.

 

Your cargo box is leaking because of either damage or general ageing. General wear and tear caused from ageing results in brittle caulking and loose rivets. Physical damage on the… Continue reading

What in the World is a One Ton Truck?

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If you ever mosey on down to the local dealership to shop for pick-up trucks, it’s pretty normal to hear some unusual verbiage. Salesmen will be talking about wheelbase & glow plugs. Customers will be asking about block heaters and chassis cabs. It can get confusing. But there’s a common set of terms that everyone knows: ½ Ton, ¾ Ton & 1 Ton. You’ve heard about truck tonnage for years. But do you know what it really means? If you understand the meaning or not, salesmen and customers alike have at least accepted in a broad since that it… Continue reading

Food Trucks From Farm To Market

Used Food Delivery TruckThis the first of a series of articles regarding trucks used in the food industry. This first article will address the types of trucks used in the many stages of moving our nations food supply from the nations food processors to our table.

The Process of Food Delivery

The process starts when a large eighteen wheel tractor trailer rig moves the food products from the processing plant to large distribution centers. These distribution centers are strategically located in metropolitan areas and regional market areas all over the country, according to market demands.

From the distribution centers, smaller delivery trucks… Continue reading

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