Category: Automobile

How Important is a Good Pool Truck

So you want to start a pool cleaning business? Agreed, that the pool cleaning business is profitable and offers great scope for growth. You have taken time to study the various chemicals and other equipment that will be needed for the job. Everything is under control. Or is it? Have you decided how you are going to cart this rather heavy equipment along with those large cans of cleaning chemicals to the pool that needs to be cleaned? Which transport system will be most economical and spacious enough for the job? There are several other such questions must be answered before launching a pool cleaning business.

Pool cleaning requires more than a mop and some detergent. There are large pool vacuums, cleaners and several other scraping equipments which are essential to get the job done. Mostly pool cleaners are a group of people since it is not a solo activity to begin with. Therefore the need to find a transportation facility that allows for enough space to cart all these items easily is very important. Since most car boots will not be able to qualify for this requirement, the answer lies in a good pool truck. A pool truck that allows space for both the equipment and the help is very important to the success of a pool cleaning business. However, since the pricing for pool cleaning services need to be competitive, it is very important to find a pool truck that is high on fuel efficiency so that it translates to an economical choice. While space is of consequence, a large truck that consumes extra fuel will be self-defeating.

The need therefore is to find an optimum sized pool truck that facilitates the process of carrying pool cleaning equipment and chemicals along with the helpers. It is one of the aspects that can lead to the success of the venture. A pick-up is an ideal vehicle for a pool cleaning business. The truck is optimally sized and gives a high average. This makes it fairly economical too. In fact, it might be extremely inconvenient to run a pool cleaning business without a good pool truck unless you have learnt to ‘apparate’ at the pool owner’s desired site.

Another benefit of the pool truck is that you can use it as an advertising medium for your pool cleaning business. A certain pool cleaning business that uses only pink trucks drives the point home by naming themselves as pink truck pool cleaners. The vehicle helps to attract prospects and the name is easy to remember due to the visual identification of the truck. Similarly, a green truck might work to advertise the fact that economically friendly products are being used by you in carrying out the pool cleaning job.

Pool trucks form an integral part of the infrastructure of a pool cleaning business and must be selected after conducting a proper survey of the geographical area and the available options. Depending upon the area, a two or four wheel pick up …

All you need to know about Auto Transport

Auto transport is the transportation of vehicles from one location to another. We can make use of vehicle transport to transport vehicles from one place to another instead of us driving to the destination ourselves. Vehicle transportation can be extremely cost effective and less distressing especially when you compare it to flying cross country and driving all the way to the destination. Car transport is indeed advantageous and more so to people working for the military as they live all over the country and are in constant need to transport vehicles to the new location where they may be transferred. Auto transport might also be referred to as auto shipping, vehicle shipping or car shipping.

There are quite a few forms of auto transport. The open auto transport or open vehicle transport is the kind that is open to all the elements whether it is rain, sun, snow or hail. The open trucks are the kind that you normally see carrying new cars to the dealership where they will be sold. The open vehicle transport is the most popular kind as they are cost effective as compared to the closed vehicle transport as they can carry up to ten cars at a time. Also, since the open carriers are the industry standard, nearly 95% on car transport are open trucks which are also easily available. And although the vehicles they carry are not protected from the elements, any damage rarely happens and most vehicles reach their destination without a scratch on them.

The enclosed auto transport is the kind which protects the vehicles from the elements. Hence, your vehicle will not be subjected to unforeseen climatic changes. But enclosed vehicle transport is also expensive as compared to the open auto transport as they can carry just two or three cars at a time. This kind of enclosed car shipping provides complete protection for the cars so if you are looking to transport a luxury car then it would be advisable to choose this kind of enclosed car transport.

Then you have the terminal to terminal transport which transports your vehicle on a pre-defined time and date. Using this form of auto transport is of advantage to those people who wish to assemble their vehicle on an exact date. This kind of vehicle transport provides you with storage facility for the car at the terminal until the owner comes to collect it. Once can also hire the services of a local towing company if one is not in a position to collect the car from the terminal. Mostly terminals are located in metropolitan areas so that they can serve the region around it. Most often these vehicle shippers can transport your vehicle at a small cost as the routes are already established.

Then there is the door to door delivery kind of auto transport that saves the auto owner a lot of energy and time as the auto carrier will collect the car and deliver it to your door at the …

Transportation for the Disabled : What Vehicles Are Available

Having a disability that hinders your day to day life can be difficult, and hard to live with, but thankfully with the advances in modern technology, there are a variety of different ways life can be more convenient for the disabled, making it a lot easier to just simply enjoy life. Many different tools, procedures, and items can assist in the everyday living and mobility of disabled people today, such as wheelchair ramps, disabled parking availability, braille on banking machines and other public facilities, and importantly vehicles for the disabled. Today, more and more people with disabilities can lead the lives of normal everyday people with the help of some smart ingenuity, and the desire to help disabled persons.

Vehicles for the disabled can range from public transportation to specially engineered cars and vans for people who have disabilities that alter their lives. There are even limo services and other luxury style transport services available to the disabled. However, owning and operating a vehicle that is modified to suit the needs of a disabled person, makes living life much easier, and rewarding to the person operating the vehicle. Owning a modified vehicle is like choosing the difference between controlling where you’re going, and just being a passenger in life, which is a great accomplished feeling for anyone. Vehicles for the disabled are usually modified from cars that have automatic transmissions, because it is easy to install hand controls to them. There are two different kinds of hand controls, in modified vehicles for disabled use. Permanent hand controls are installed, and never removed, but the vehicle can be drive by anybody, as the hand control is only functioning during voluntary engagement. Portable hand controls can easily be installed and removed from the automatic transmission of the vehicle.

Aside from the permanent and portable hand controls, vehicles that have been modified for disabled people can feature a wide variety of different features and accessories, such as raised roofs and lowered floors for ease of access with wheelchairs. A person could also opt for electronic brake sensors, and wheelchair locking mechanisms for safety, as well as remote control access and wheelchair entry on every side. Most modified disabled vehicles are custom done depending on the needs of the particular person purchasing one, so the possibilities are long and various. There is also constant research going into the development of better vehicles for the disabled, and some countries have even produced prototypes of some interesting disability-friendly transportation devices. Doing a little research, while thinking about buying a modified vehicle, is always a great idea, so you can see what options there are that are available to you. You can even find pre-owned vehicles that have been modified for the disabled, at auctions, estate sales and classified websites. Making the choice to become more self-reliant can be tough without the proper resources, and initiative, but the popularity of the internet has made information more and more accessible by everyday people. Reading a few different websites …

Importance of Logistics in Cargo Transportation

People who face the problem of cargo transportation from point A to point B for the first time may initially think that it is enough to choose the most convenient transportation mode and to pay than to simply pay for the service. However logistics is the task which cannot be approached superficially.

In such a way, what should we know about transportation, when you face this problem for the first time, in order to solve it easily? Should we make use of the services of the company which deals with transportation?

In case when many things are delivery time, cargo integrity and cargo rates sensitive, it is better to address a logistics company. Such companies’ professional employees know everything about the documents necessary for goods transportation nationally and across the boarders, they are competent in questions of customs clearance, know exactly what kind of transport is better for a certain cargo delivery to a certain place and are capable of accurately estimating the cost of the service. One of such companies is miracle movers, Toronto movers, which operates on the Canadian market over 10 years. The company will offer cargo insurance (optional yet strongly recommended), tracking information like cargo delivery progress. Dispatch or storage of cargo also make part from the services rendered by this logistics companies. One of the work concepts of miracle movers, Toronto movers is the compliance with the clients’ requirements.

If you intend to make use of the services provided by a transportation company you should make sure that you’ve got all necessary documents for the entire consignment of goods which are to be transported, determine terms in which cargo must be delivered. Employees of miracle movers, Toronto movers, will help you solve all the aforesaid problems.

So let’s determine types of transportation. Transportation may be international, long distance and local.

International transportation is more complex and is connected with customs documentation and Customs inspection of cargo. Miracle movers, Toronto movers have qualified specialists who deal with problems of customs documentation.

The choice of cargo transportation mode through the customs is very important since it has an impact on transportation timeframes.

Transportation also may be multimodal and intermodal. Miracle movers, Toronto movers offers organization and carrying out of both kinds of transportation.

Intermodal transportation represents cargo transportation by the means of one or several kinds of transport without reloading cargo when transport is changed. Multimodal transportation means that during cargo transportation change of transport takes place. For example, first cargo is transported first by railroad, and then it is shifted to a truck for further transportation.

The most common modes of transportation are: railroad transportation, which is convenient for transportation of high volume cargo, heavy and large-size equipment on distances exceeding 400 kilometers. An important advantage of the railroad transport is that it is weatherproof. It is not recommended to transport expensive finished products by railways. Road haulage is the most convenient type of transportation. Its advantages are: mobility, universality and possibility do deliver cargo “door-to-door”. …

Auto Repossessions and Bankruptcy

What happens to an auto that is repossessed before, during or after a bankruptcy case? The answer will depend upon which type of bankruptcy or which chapter rather, that the debtor has filed. It also depends upon whether or not the debtor wants to recover the vehicle or simply let the vehicle go. The basic rule is as follows; the debtor remains the beneficial owner of the vehicle until such time that the vehicle is sold at auction. What this means is, the debtor has the ability to recover that vehicle and negotiate with the lender prior to the auto being sold at auction. This assumes of course that the debtor has filed a bankruptcy and that the automatic stay has gone into effect.

One typical case that I often see is a Chapter 13 bankruptcy filing where the vehicle is repossessed pre-filing. In that case, the auto finance company is often willing to negotiate for the return of the vehicle in exchange for certain documentation. That documentation usually includes proof of auto insurance and listing the finance company as the loss payee. In addition, the auto finance company will likely want to see a copy of the proposed chapter 13 plan indicating that the secured creditor is listed at the proper dollar amount at the proper interest rate. If all of those items could be shown, the auto lender is very likely to return the vehicle to the debtor without the debtor having to file an adversarial complaint in the bankruptcy court to recover the vehicle.

In a Chapter 7 case, whether not the debtor can recover the vehicle has to do with whether or not the debtor is current on the payments and/or can become current. If the debtor is behind on a vehicle in a Chapter 7 and the vehicle is repossessed pre-petition, the lender will simply bring a motion to modify the automatic stay, which will allow that lender to be able to keep the vehicle from the debtor. The debtor always has the ability to come up with the past due amount and become current to recover the vehicle, prior to the vehicle being sold at auction. The most important question that the Chapter 7 debtor needs to ask himself, is can I get current on that vehicle to the point where I can reaffirm the debt on that vehicle, continue to make monthly payments on time going forward, and maintain ownership of the vehicle. If the answer to any of those questions is, no, it really makes sense to surrender that vehicle back to the lender, because eventually the lender is going to move to modify the stay and repossess the vehicle down the road.

Additionally, if the debtor agrees to reaffirm the debt, and that it is subsequently repossessed post-petition, the debtor may in fact be on the hook for the rest of the balance or a deficiency on that vehicle unless the reaffirmation agreement can be rescinded in time.

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