Truckers need to know materials like the back of their hand. Materials can range from aggregates, asphalt, sand, soil, wet batch, and stone. But what’s the difference between all these? We’ve highlighted key differences in the usage of static and live materials.
TRUX™, the first and only comprehensive dump truck logistics platform, just launched TRUX Connect, a brand-new app for contractors on the App Store for iPhone and iPad, and Google Play for Android devices. TRUX Connect allows contractors on the go to manage job sites and trucking logistics while saving time and money.
Contractors and material producers need dump trucks to fit the project at hand. Different projects require different dump trucks. Some dump trucks specialize in aggregate work, while others are needed for chip paving or live materials. Whatever contracting or material producing needs, we’ve outlined the right dump truck.
If you want to expand your business, fleet maintenance is key in reducing vehicle operating costs, maintaining vehicle resale value and complying with regulations. To do this effectively, you need to think critically about the value of your trucks and truckers. Look at your fleet through a holistic lens and consider tools like technology to help run your fleet more efficiently.
The dump truck industry is undergoing a major makeover. Your truck is a reflection of yourself and you want it to be dependable and sleek. Manufacturers want to impress with new tech-friendly features from better tire pressure monitoring to collision mitigation and advanced safety systems. We’ve laid out some of the latest features to look out for.
To effectively execute a materials management procedure, every detail matters. Key goals for success include delivering the right quality and quantity of materials to job sites - all for the right price. We’ve highlighted some tips and tricks to manage your material production more effectively.
A geofence is a virtual boundary, set up around a specific location. For example, around a specific job site, quarry, plant or stockyard. Technology companies, like TRUX, use geofences to trigger an action when a mobile device crosses the boundary of the geofence. Some key examples of how geofences can help streamline your business are: identify delays, create best practices, schedule smarter and use data to drive change.
Father’s Day is just around the corner and we’ve got some thoughts about what you should get your construction industry dad.
If you aren’t an owner-operator, you’ll likely work for a large fleet owner, a contractor, or a large material producer, all of which require different skills and equipment.
To find dump truck jobs, key actions involve building your client base, marketing your business, doing market research, and attracting new customers.