For most of us, bucket trucks are everywhere. Of course, that’s probably because the majority of us work with them every day. Still, society as we know it wouldn’t function without them. They’re essential for our electricity linemen, our first responders, some of our produce, construction, theatrical productions and much more. But aside from those of us who work with these unique vehicles daily, they often go unnoticed. They very much function behind the scenes. And they rarely make the news.
That said, the bucket truck industry has gained its 15 minutes in the spotlight now and then…. and for some fairly interesting reasons. We’re not sure which one is our favorite, but why don’t you just go ahead and decide for yourself?
The Cop Who Dressed Up As A Lineman To Catch Speeders
When you own a small business, a vehicle purchase can be a serious and daunting investment. You want to get quality that’s affordable, but you also don’t want to get ripped off. The best way to ensure your financial , and even physical, safety in this process,is to know what to look for in a vehicle ahead of time. Below are a few areas to consider when searching for a new truck. While not comprehensive, these areas are a good springboard for further purchase research:
KNOW HOW MUCH YOU’RE WILLING TO SPEND
As with personal vehicle purchases, it’s wise to enter a dealership or even sales conversation with an idea of the range of money you’re willing to spend. Sales professionals are experts in convincing. While we pride ourselves in our sales people’s knowledge or our [...]
For most of us, our jobs aren’t exactly glamorous.That’s not to say with a little bit of creativity they couldn’t be. Usually, bucket trucks are purchased for construction and repair industries, as the aerial component is invaluable. But bucket trucks can have far more uses than your own industry. Often, photo and film artists employ bucket trucks to get the perfect angle or movement shot. But you don’t have to be a Hollywood star or Sundance Film Festival producer in order to give your bucket truck a creative twist.
Here’s a few ideas you can do on your own.
1) How-To Videos
Whether for training purposes or to engage followers on social media, videos are essential in today’s society. Have one member of your crew film while the other works and explains the task. [...]
As addictive as Fruit Ninja and Angry Birds may be, getting caught with your eyes glued to your phone may not go over so well on the job.
That said, if you run your own business, you may actually want to consider requiring smart device use at work.
Some apps provide far more than mere entertainment. Effective use of the growing number of resources available on your mobile devices can actually increase the efficiency and safety of your employees, especially for those in the fleet utility vehicle industry.
Check out a few examples of how:
Apps like TracerPlus allow employees to scan barcodes for materials via their mobile devices.Most of these apps are user friendly and will require little explanation with staff. Companies can also use these bar codes to track [...]
Is a Hybrid Utility Truck the Best Choice for your PA business?
Small cars with futuristic sounding engines-That’s what most people envision when they hear the word hybrid. In reality, hybrid applies to a vastly greater population of vehicles. In fact, today, even large, diesel burning bucket trucks are offered in hybrid form.
A partnership between two units of power, an electric motor and an internal combustion engine, the trucks use a mix of battery power and biodiesel.
While still in the new technology category, the concept of hybrid bucket trucks is not new. Talk of the truck variation first hit news markets as early as 2008. Unfortunately, much like the entrance of many new products, high costs and lack of long-term research, left the number of hybrid bucket trucks purchased and used in industry minimal.
In 2017, it appears hybrid bucket trucks are getting a second chance to win the [...]
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