America’s Country Roads – Deceptively Dangerous

America’s Country Roads – Deceptively Dangerous

The joys of driving down America’s country roads have long been celebrated in song. According to a new report, however, many rural roads and bridges in the U.S. are in urgent need of repairs and are plagued by high fatality rates. The report by TRIP, a national transportation research group, estimates that more than half of rural roads are subpar, with 15% rated in “poor” condition, 21% “mediocre” and 16% “fair.”

You and your “UVP”:  How to Create a Unique Value Proposition

You and your “UVP”: How to Create a Unique Value Proposition

In the world of sunglasses, UVP means “ultraviolet protection.” But in the world of business, it means “unique value proposition.” Your UVP is a succinct statement that describes exactly how you deliver what your customers need – and how you do it better than anyone else. Your UVP protects a different kind of vision: your company’s value in the eyes of your customers.

Finding the Open Door When Banks Won’t Lend

Finding the Open Door When Banks Won’t Lend

If you’re a small business owner and your bank has turned you down for a loan, don’t feel bad: you have lots of company. While banks are now making more loans of $1 million or over than they did before the Great Recession, the number of smaller loans—to smaller businesses—has dropped significantly.

What’s New in Waste-Hauling Trucks and Equipment

What’s New in Waste-Hauling Trucks and Equipment

Galbreath M6-250 Series Roll-off Trailer: Galbreath, a Wastequip brand, now offers a lightweight, powerful trailer designed to handle roll-offs with heavy loads, like scrap and construction materials. The M6-250 weighs just 15,650 pounds, has a shorter overall length for greater maneuverability, and a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of 72,500 pounds.

Powering Big Trucks Through the Cold

Powering Big Trucks Through the Cold

Dead batteries, gelatinous fuel, failed thermostats and frozen door locks. These are just a few of the ailments that can strike tow trucks, waste haulers and diesel-powered work trucks in severely cold weather.