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Heavy-Duty Safety: Basic Guidelines For Operating Heavy Machinery

No matter the industry, no one wants to see injuries or accidents happen to anyone. Wherever heavy machinery is used throughout the industrial field, accidents are a constant threat, and each company is required to institute safety rules and training programs to minimize that threat to a shop, construction site or factory. Here we’ll examine [&hellip

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So, You Got The Job … Now What?

Hours of résumé revisions, applications filled and interviews conducted have finally paid off — you finally landed that job you’ve always wanted. Time to celebrate! But before you start partying, get a head-start on your new job by preparing yourself for the first day of work. Everybody has a personal way of getting pumped for [&hellip

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Unpredictable Oil Prices and Fuel Management

The global marketplace depends on commercial trucking, which transports everything from socks and canned beans to heavy equipment and parts for manufacturing. Yet unpredictable oil prices make the business side of trucking especially tricky because fuel costs easily represent the biggest expense in a trucking operations budget. The estimated annual cost for operating a single commercial [&hellip

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Top Tools You Need For A Construction Career

If you have always been good at building things and working with your hands, a career in the construction industry could be rewarding for you. There are even different trades you can choose from depending on which one appeals to you most – carpentry, electrical, mechanical and painting are just a few examples. You’ll need [&hellip

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Final Ruling In The Ongoing Hours-of-Service Battle: Focus Shifts From Rules To Safety

Over the past 10 years, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., has passed three rulings on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) efforts to regulate the number of hours truck drivers spend on the roads. The FMCSA uses mandatory Hours-of-Service (HOS) rules to regulate the amount of hours truck drivers can consecutively drive without [&hellip

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Partnering With The Consumer: How Big Data Is Changing Marketing

In the 1950s, real-world Mad Man David Ogilvy set a new bar of expectations for product promotion when he introduced the concept of data analytics to the realm of advertising. Up to that point, advertising mainly relied on fear-based messaging that exploited generally known anxieties, mostly related to social standing. But Ogilvy’s experience at Gallup [&hellip

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Choosing A Stellar Web Host

Finding the best web hosting company for your site can be a long process—if done right. Each host will offer different packages and features. It’s up to you to determine which host has the components necessary for your business. One of the most important factors for you will be budget – different hosts provide services [&hellip

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First Impressions: How To Create A Welcoming Waiting Room

When clients are sitting in a lobby waiting to see their lawyer, dentist or doctor, their minds may begin to wander. They may think about worst-case scenarios, bad news, costly procedures – and by the time their appointment begins, they’re agitated and nervous. Some of that client angst can be alleviated with the use of [&hellip

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Your Fall House Cleaning To-Do List

Fall is a season of renewal just as much as spring, although in the fall we’re looking forward to events like the upcoming holidays and to hunkering down for the winter. Early fall is an ideal time to do some inventory around your house, and to get some cleaning tasks out of the way while [&hellip

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5 Tips For Reusing Your Christmas Tree

June 25, a.k.a. Half Christmas Day, probably got you thinking about your real Christmas plans for this year. It’s fun looking forward to decorating the tree and sipping hot chocolate by the fire. But for those trying to live a green lifestyle, it’s hard to justify buying or chopping down a tree that’ll be used [&hellip

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