15Feb

Know the New Minimum Wage and Employment Laws for 2018

It’s important to stay apprised of the most recent changes in relevant laws for 2018. Total Landscape Care recently published an article with the most pertinent changes to the equipment industry that could have an impact on your dealership. The two areas of most importance to the industry are changes related to the labor and […]

13Feb

5 Things You Need to do to Attract and Retain Workers

Across the industry we’re seeing a labor shortage in a time where the construction industry should be flourishing. The industry is one of few that is having consistent growth in number of jobs and contracts, however the number of employees is dwindling. Below, we expand on Construction Equipment Guide’s article concerning how to both attract […]

06Feb

5 Steps to Prepare for Passing on Your Dealership

As dealership owners are preparing to retire, it can feel like an uneasy process to pass down what’s often time their life’s hard work and dedication. To ensure the dealership remains successful through the process and long after, it’s important to make a succession plan. According to a Wells Fargo/Gallup Small Business Index, 70% of […]

01Feb

This is How Dealers Are Taking Advantage of Their Winter Downtime

The winter season is notorious for being a little slower for business in most of the equipment and trucking industries. So what can your dealership do to take advantage of this sluggish season? Total Landscape Care published an article with some great areas to consider focusing on. Clean Shop: To prepare for a more regular […]

30Jan

Natural Disasters Fast-Track Construction Trainees

We’re all aware of the severe toll natural disasters have taken across our country this year. Whether it’s been the devastating hurricanes or the horrific wildfires, there’s a strong need to rebuild following these events. With the industry already experiencing a labor shortage, this demand has created unique opportunities for those looking to enter the […]

25Jan

Equipment Trader Feature: Referrals Made Easy!

It’s widely known that referrals are the leading source of success when it comes to making a sale. With regular cold calls your chances of seeing a decision-maker are slim at best. Our sister company, Equipment Trader, had guest blogger Ken Taylor break down how to best utilize a referral in the sales process with […]

16Jan

Keeping Your Crew Safe: 5 Tips to Winterizing Your Fleet

We recently wrote a post about OSHA’s report that released the Top 10 Safety Violations of 2017. Staying on the topic of safety is essential today, especially as we navigate through the remaining winter season. In an article by Total Landscape Care, they mapped out the main areas of your truck fleet to focus on […]

11Jan

Commercial Truck Trader Feature: How Truckers Can Build A Brand

Truckers are a huge part of making the commercial truck industry successful. They transport an estimated 10.42 billion tons of freight each year according to the American Trucking Association (ATA). With these job positions being so competitive, it’s important for truckers to build their own personal brand so they can stand out from the rest […]

04Jan

The Top 10 Safety Violations of 2017

As we move forward into 2018 and focus on our exciting goals and potential for the year, it’s important to reflect and look at what we can learn from the past year. At the end of the year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released a list detailing the most-cited safety violations for 2017. […]

02Jan

Positive Outlook for Equipment Industry Growth in 2018

There has been a consistent trend in reports and surveys about projected growth in the equipment industry for 2018. Whether it’s from a sales or renting perspective, those in the industry have all weighed in to say they have a positive outlook for the industry. For example, from a capital standpoint, Construction Dive reported there […]