Driver Cover Letter


A person who drives a particular vehicle is a driver. This job looks easy but is not simple at all. Professional driving is not easy at all. Nowadays, the demand for all types of drivers is increasing. It takes a lot to be a good driver. First of all, you must have a valid driving license. You should also be perfect in driving.

If you are looking to become a driver then given below is a sample driver cover letter that could help you a lot:

Your Name

Your Address

Your City, State, Zip Code


Employer Name



City, State, Zip

Dear Mr. / Ms. Last Name,

In search of a purpose oriented position as a driver in your transport company. I saw your ad posting in one of the local newspapers and would like to put forward my job application for the desired position. I am aware of all the tasks concerned with the job of a driver as I have guided other drivers who drive big trucks loaded with trailer, for dragging wood from the jungle to storeroom. I really think that I am the best one for this job.

I have proper driving license and willing to enhance my knowledge and driving skills for communal safety and satisfying hauling needs for the inhabitants of our capital. I am a reliable and trustworthy employee. I am also ready to work during odd hours. I even have 5 years of exceptional driving experience. I have worked with a leading transportation company of our country.

I am capable of driving safely and carefully under all circumstances. I really feel that I could do very well if I work with your company. Therefore, I would be very thankful to you if you consider me for this post.

So, if you feel there is mutual interest then please contact me on the numbers given above. I really look forward to meet you in the near future. I have attached my resume along with this covering letter for your review.

Thank you for considering me.



Typed Name


Source by Laura Brasnan

Ghana Life: Taxi and Trotro Mottoes


Visitors to Ghana during the second half of the twentieth century may have been surprised to find that road traffic was dominated by two categories of public transport vehicles: taxis with brightly painted yellow wings and trotros, old Bedford trucks with locally constructed wooden bodies of traditional and distinctive design. A common feature of both categories, however, was that the vehicles carried clearly painted mottoes or slogans, in English and vernaculars, reflecting the owner/driver’s hopes, fears or guiding principles. A study of these mottoes is a survey in microcosm of the philosophical and aspirational life of the community.

In the advertising stakes, trotros have the big advantage of incorporating large wooden headboards and tailboards on which their mottoes can be painted in large bright letters. Consequently, each trotro carries two mottoes, front and back. The two mottoes are usually quite different, but as they cannot both be viewed at the same time, no confusion results. Taxis, however, carry their mottoes on the back of the vehicle, usually on the vertical surface of the boot (trunk) lid. Often only one motto is presented but a second is sometimes painted on the rear window, presenting the observer with the opportunity to read both together. Needless to say, they are often conflicting and sometimes contradictory in a robust neo-Hegelian philosophical tradition.

Mottoes and slogans taken from the Bible are very popular. Often, only the name of the book and chapter and verse numbers are given, leaving the reader the task of looking up the reference. One of the most common that is fully expressed is, ‘Behold what God hath wrought!’ said to have been the first words transmitted by Samuel Morse in demonstrating his new invention of the electric telegraph, but usually rendered in the Twi vernacular as, ‘Hwe Nea Onyame aye.’

The two most popular themes are God and money, with devotees proclaiming in the vernacular that, ‘God is King,’ and ‘Money is King,’ in roughly equal numbers. However, many vehicles carry the one word, ‘Awurade,’ another popular name for God often used to express surprise or amazement. In many cases the amazement may be connected with the unexpected opportunity to earn a livelihood.

Many drivers use the mottoes on their trotros and taxis to express their gratitude for help in acquiring their vehicles, with expression like, ‘Good Father,’ or, ‘Good Uncle,’ or, ‘Boafo ye,’ it’s good to have a helper. Others proclaim ruefully how long it took them to reach this point with slogans like, ‘Boafo ye na,’ or ‘Helpers are scarce.’ Many others complain bitterly in English about life’s hardships with, ‘Poor man no chop,’ or, ‘No brother in the army,’ or ‘No time to die,’ taken as the title of Hannah Schreckenbach’s illustrated book of trotro slogans to which the reader is referred for a more comprehensive exploration of this theme.

As most professional drivers are male it is not surprising that another set of popular slogans expresses relationships with women. Often seen in English is, ‘Fear Woman,’ perhaps a reflection on past employment by one of the wealthy women traders who own fleets of public transport vehicles. Some drivers like to display the names of their wives or girlfriends with ‘Vida,’ being especially popular in Tema. ‘Awoa ye,’ or ‘It’s good to give birth,’ is often seen, as is the more direct, ‘Love pee.’

Finally, there is a category of popular mottoes of a more philosophical nature, some expressing the hope that things will get better. There is the agnostic motto, ‘Who knows?’ and another is, ‘No condition permanent,’ used by Ian Smillie as the title of his book about the Technology Consultancy Centre (TCC) of Kumasi University. Another is the more verbose, ‘Let my enemies live long to see what I will become in the future,’ seemingly favoured especially by taxi drivers. Even more commonly seen is, ‘Nyame bekyere’ or, ‘God will provide,’ giving God the last word in His contest with the monetarists.


Source by John Powell

Brief History of Cement Mixers


When we look all around us we see huge buildings, little houses, bridges, sidewalks, roads, walls, offices etc. how often do we stop to think how these came about? They have not always been there, they evolved with mankind. There was a time when clay had to be baked in ovens made especially for this purpose. Bricks made like this were in vogue even in the ancient Egypt. Nowadays the construction scene has changed tremendously. A landmark in the construction industry came with cement mixers. Today we take the cement mixers that we see in construction sites for granted but this was not always so. Long time ago, the Greeks mixed asphalt with water and other things to get a substance which when hardened became ideal for construction. This concrete like material was named “cement”, which in Greek means “secure”.

Cement is actually a mixture of various substances. Besides asphalt, which was mentioned before, there is sand and limestone. The Greek who invented cement were making many structures out of cement in the ancient times. Babylon flourished with new constructions and all the new buildings employed asphalt and cement in around 625 BC. For next several centuries we occasionally find some mention of this method of making cement. Around 16th Century, this art found a revival. Most European civilizations once more started employing it. This was because Venezuelans were still using the construction techniques of the ancient Greeks. Soon, this approach caught on and this idea was being used in many places, including for making ships!

By 19th century cement construction was introduced to America, along with other aspects of industrial revolution. Natural resources were tapped in making cement in Trinidad. By 20th century some new elements were being experimented with. When some new materials were added to cement, concrete developed. This form of concrete is commonly seen on the roads.

When so much was happening in the cement industry, the art of mixing it just had to revolutionize. Cement mixers were becoming pretty popular by early 20th Century. This coincided with increased usage of motorized vehicles. Cement mixers had trays. These trays were heated on simmering coal. A mixture was set to dry in this. This was followed by asphalt being poured on it. In the rudimentary stages, the cement was mixed manually. Then the drums were invented. They used to be fixed in one place. Then some enterprising person added wheels to it and made these drums mobile! There was a huge demand for these as good roads and sidewalks were being laid out in large numbers. This was the state of affairs till 1960s.

But things were not all hunky-dory. Cement mixers got caught up in environmental issues in 1970s. A few changes had to be made. Technology of cement mixers had to be improved to become environment friendly and abreast with the changing times. Now, cement mixers do not cause noise pollution, are weather-friendly and more efficient. The cement mixture is better and durable. Over 90% of roads we see have been made by cement from these cement mixtures!


Source by Theodor Cartman

Benefits, Limitations and Uses of Roller Compacted Concrete – RCC


Paving contractors, road builders and even government agencies are turning to Roller Compacted Concrete as the pavement of choice in larger numbers as the acceptance of Roller Compacted Concrete, also known as RCC, grows across the United States. RCC offers unique qualities different from traditional concrete or asphalt that make the pavement an economical, fast-construction candidate for many applications previously reserved for asphalt or conventional concrete.

RCC has been traditionally been used for surfaces carrying heavy loads at low speeds because of its relative coarse texture, but in recent years RCC has been selected as the pavement of choice for a greater number of commercial and industrial applications. Cities such as Columbus Ohio have begun using Roller Compacted Concrete for residential streets, and Atlanta Georgia has used RCC for interstate shoulder construction. RCC is primarily used in the construction of industrial and commercial parking areas and low traffic road surfaces.

Typical applications of RCC include:

  • Industrial access roads and parking areas
  • Shipping yards and ports
  • Truck and freight terminals and distribution centers
  • Bulk commodity storage and compost areas
  • Aircraft parking areas
  • Urban, rural and park roadways
  • Large commercial parking lots
  • Temporary travel lanes

RCC is also being used in pavement systems for higher traffic speeds serving as base for traditional concrete or the lower lift in a two lift paving operation.

There are many benefits to the use of roller compacted concrete, but the main factor is the RCC can be constructed faster and cheaper than traditional concrete and multiple lift asphalt pavements. RCC can be constructed fast because it is typically placed with asphalt type paver equipped with a standard or high density screed, then compacted with rollers. Unlike conventional concrete the use of forms, dowels, reinforcing steel and vibration are not used. Additionally transverse joints are not required, however when project specifies they must be present the joints are spaced farther apart than conventional concrete.

The cost savings associated with RCC is attributed not only to the ease of construction, but the material also uses less Portland Cement the most expensive ingredient in conventional concrete. The specific savings associated with the use of roller compacted concrete is dependent on the complexity of the construction, size of the project and specified mix design.

Additional benefits of RCC – Roller Compacted Concrete

  • Durability and resistance to chemical attack
  • High freeze-thaw durability even without the use of air entrainment
  • High strength capable of supporting heavy repetitive loads without failure
  • Reduced cracking and shrinking
  • Rigid surface eliminating rutting except in areas of heavy tire chain or studded tire use
  • Resists abrasion even under heavy traffic loads and volume
  • Light colored surface reduces the required lighting for parking and storage areas
  • Light vehicles and cars can travel on RCC soon after completion

While the benefits of RCC are numerous it is important to understand there are also some limitations to the use of roller compacted concrete. For example the production of large quantities of RCC requires specialized equipment. While a transit mix truck can mix RCC the mixing time is significantly longer than conventional concrete and the amount of RCC than can be mixed in the truck is reduced because the dryness of the RCC mix. Also the surface of RCC may not be suitable for high speed traffic without diamond grinding.

Other limitations of RCC

  • Adjacent slabs and multiple horizontal lifts must be place within an hour to ensure good bonding unless a cold joint is planned
  • Pavement edges are more difficult to compact causing most specification to require 96% modified proctor density on cold joints
  • Admixture usage on RCC may be higher than traditional concrete because of the dryness of the material
  • RCC paving in hot weather requires extra attention to reduce the possibility of water loss and evaporation

When considering the versatility of RCC, its ease of application in comparison to conventional concrete and its durability as compared to asphalt it becomes clear the roller compacted concrete is a suitable paving substitute. When considering the rising cost of oil and petroleum based products such as asphalt it becomes clear that RCC is likely the paving material of the future.


Source by Matthew Gladen

How to Start a Haul-Away Business For Just $400


There is a pressing need for haul-away services all across the United States. As people dispose of unwanted items, a new house is built or renovated and homes are foreclosed, people are needed to haul away the debris. The current national average for haul-away services is $53 an hour. But won’t a haul-away business be expensive to start? Not really. Do you already have a truck or van? Okay good, there are only a few other things you’ll need. In fact, you can start your own haul-away business for just $400. Here’s what you’ll need:

You might need a special kind of insurance, because you’re using your vehicle for business purposes. Check with your insurance agent to find out more. Also inquire about any other insurance you might need.

Chances are you probably already have a computer. You’ll need that to take care of billing, record keeping and other things. If you don’t have one, get one! This will help you immensely.

A cell phone is another thing you might already have that you’ll definitely need. It’s the best way to keep in contact with your customers.

A reliable GPS system is something you should consider. This is not a must, but can greatly ease stress when you’re trying to find a dump site and where you are supposed to pick up the discarded items. It’s not only safer and easier than using a map, it could greatly speed up your time in traffic, which can mean more money for you.

Business cards are a great way to advertise your business. Make sure you have your business’s name and your contact information on the card. Get in the habit of handing these out to prospective customers. After awhile people will start to be familiar with your junk-hauling service and what you have to offer.

You’ll need a day planner or other reliable way to keep track of your schedule. An organized haul-away service is a successful one. There are many schedulers available for computers and cell phones too.

Many items might be too heavy for you to pick up. That’s where a hand truck can come in handy. Many hand trucks can lift as much as 500 pounds. Get one that is capable of that. And don’t forget about moving blankets. These are the best way to transport fragile items, such as a computer or television.

There is also a variety of hand tools you’ll need, such as a shovel, rake, broom and screwdriver. You might need to clean up a site you just removed debris from, or take apart a box or other item to move it. You might also need some more heavy-duty tools, such as a sledgehammer, bolt cutters, a saw and more. Play it safe and be prepared. You don’t want to arrive to the job and not have the appropriate tools.

It might sound like a lot, but it’s really not. Make a simple to-do list and you could have these items all checked off before you know it. It shouldn’t cost you a lot of money either. Do a full day of work and you’ll have paid off your supply costs. It’s really quite possible to start a successful haul-away service for just $400. To learn more about this lucrative business, read Haul It Away, available at:


Source by Craig Wallin

The Ancient Persian Courier Network


The life of a courier involves a lot of driving, delivering large shipments and smaller packages and letters across the country. Modern technology like state-of-the-art vans and high quality roads allow this process to be completed at great speed – it is possible to cross the United Kingdom from south to north in under 24 hours, although this would require a pair of couriers taking shifts. Today’s couriers might be surprised to know that several thousand years ago, the Ancient Persians had some similar ideas about efficient deliveries.

Ancient Communications

The Persian Empire (c. 550-330 BCE) was vast by ancient standards, reaching from Aegean Turkey in the west to the beginning of India in the east, at its height. The King ruled over it all; although he entrusted local government to his satraps, he still wanted to know all the important news in a timely fashion, especially when it concerned invasions, plagues, famines and so on. Ancient couriers needed to cross the empire as fast as possible with this news.

But the journey across the empire, from Sardis to Susa and further, took up to 90 days on foot. A walking courier was far too slow for vital communications. Mounted couriers were faster, but still faced restrictions like the need to rest their horse, and the hazardous terrain that forced the horse to walk almost as slow as a human for fear of crippling injury.

The Royal Road

King Darius I’s solution was to build a 1,500-mile long road – the Royal Road – which traversed the empire, and establish 111 posting stations along it. Each station kept fresh horses for the couriers to change onto, ensuring that they could ride as fast as possible. The journey across the empire now took a mere 7 days.

The extent of this achievement was recognised by contemporary writers. Famous Ancient Greek writer Herodotus wrote that “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor darkness of night prevents these couriers from completing their designated stages with utmost speed” in his Histories. The Romans who invaded parts of Persian in later centuries continued its use

Its route

Herodotus’ writings – along with archaeological research and other historical records – have also furnished us with the Royal Road’s route, so that we can now follow those ancient couriers across the ancient empire. The Royal Road began in Sardis, above 60 miles east of present-day Azmir in Aegean Turkey. From there it went east through the middle northern section of Turkey and passed through the Cilician Gates to Nineveh (present-day Mosul in Iraq), formerly capital of Assyria. It then turned south to Babylon (near present-day Baghdad, Iraq), where it divided. The first route went northeast then east through Ecbatana and along what later became known as the Silk Road. The second went east to Susa (in present-day Iran), future Persian capital, and then southeast to one of Persia’s most famous cities, Persepolis.

An Assyrian road

While King Darius I of Persia ordered the development of the Royal Road’s full length, it seems likely that he wasn’t the first ancient ruler to envisage a quality road connecting important parts of his empire. The Ancient Assyrian Empire, which existed in many phases from as far back as the 20th century BCE until about a hundred years before Cyrus the Great forged Persia, most likely had a hand in building one part of the Royal Road. Its route through Nineveh and Babylon, old important centres of that Empire and not the most direct route across Darius’ empire, is strong evidence for the Assyrians devising infrastructure for ancient couriers even earlier in history, and the Persians simply expanding from it.


Source by Norman Dulwich

Top 6 Construction Site Hazards!


Construction sites are considered the most potentially hazardous and accident-prone parts of any working environment. Excessive exposure to these construction site hazards exposes workers to injury and possible death. To prevent this, a company should know how to identify and be aware of all possible dangers that can be encountered during normal business operations. The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) wants every employee to have sound knowledge of their susceptibility to harm or injury in the workplace.

Listed below are the top six construction site hazards identified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  1. Electrical- Electricity is one of the greatest hazards to people either at home or at work. Power line workers, electricians and electrical engineers work continuously with electricity and can face exposure to this hazard on a daily basis. At the construction site, the best way to prevent this kind of hazard is for the power line workers to be a safe working distance away from the power lines. Other precautionary measures includes guarding and insulating of the vehicle from which they might work. This would help prevent electrical hazards from injuring them while working.
  2. Excavation and Trenching – OSHA has recognized excavation and trenching as the most hazardous construction site operation. From the year 2000 to 2006, the United States Bureau of Labor and Statistics (USBLS) recorded 271 worker fatalities in trenching and cave-ins. These hazards are preventable yet injuries related to these hazards are still happening. Both employer and employee must follow safety standards and use protective equipment to minimize hazards while trenching and excavating.
  3. Falls – Falling from scaffolding over six feet or a fixed ladder over twenty feet is the most dangerous and common construction site hazard. Falling from high places such as a ladder, scaffolding and roofs account for more than fifty percent of the accidents that happen at the workplace. The usual cause of this incident is slipping, tripping and using unstable ladders. There are thousands of reasons for fall hazards and to eliminate such risks, employers must have a fall protection program as part of any overall workplace safety and health program. Workers should be trained to identify and evaluate fall hazards and be fully aware of how to control exposure to such risks as well as know how to use fall protection equipment properly.
  4. Stairways and Ladder – According to OSHA’s construction safety and health standards, stairways and ladders are major sources of injuries and fatalities among construction workers. These recorded injuries are serious enough to put a worker out on sick leave. OSHA registered approximately 24,882 injuries and 36 fatalities yearly that are related to falling from stairways and ladders used at the construction site. To prevent such accidents and injuries, employers and employee must comply with OSHA’s general rule for the safe use of ladders and stairways.
  5. Scaffolding – Every year, approximately 60 workers die by falling from scaffolding; one out of five construction site falls are fatal. The most potential risk of scaffolding is due to moving scaffold components; scaffold failure related to damage to its components; loss of the load; being struck by suspended materials; electrical shock; and improper set-up. Construction workers who assemble and dismantle scaffolding and work platforms at construction sites face the risk of serious injuries due to falls. The scaffolding hazard is addressed by stated OSHA standards. They give specific requirements for the maximum load, when to use scaffolding, bracing and the use of guardrails.
  6. Heavy Construction Equipment – Approximately 100 construction site workers die each year due to heavy construction equipment. The main causes of such accidents includes: ground workers struck when a vehicle is backing up or changing direction; equipment rollovers that injure the operator; mechanics run over when brakes are not properly set; and ground workers crushed by falling equipment from backhoes, buckets, and other moving construction vehicles. To prevent this kind of risk, workers should follow all construction safety guidelines necessary to eliminate the exposure to such injuries and accidents.

Safety risks on construction site are unavoidable; however, these can be prevented if workers are instructed on how to identify the hazards that might be present at the work-site. The employer must establish proper safety standards that meet the maximum requirements of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. This will ensure that workers will have a safe working environment during normal operation.

This is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of construction site risks; however, these top six items are certainly important ones that all construction site employers should be aware of and continually working to eliminate them from happening.


Source by Christopher M. Hunter

Mail on the Move – How a Letter Travels


More than 700 million pieces of mail are sorted and delivered by the Postal Service each delivery day. But how does each piece get from point A to point B? Follow the fast and furious travels of a mailpiece.

You enclose your mail into its envelope and fill out the address. Once that letter has been deposited into a collection box, a postal carrier removes all the mail from the box and takes it to the neighborhood post office. From there, that letter, along with other mail collected by other carriers of that post office are gathered together in the mail room and placed on a truck and delivered to a mail processing plant.

At the processing plant, the letter is sent through a machine that rapidly separates mail by shape, separating letters from large envelopes and packages, which is called the culling operation. The machine adjusts letters so that all the addresses face the same way and are right side up. A postmark is then applied with the date and place where the letter was sorted. The postmark’s cancellation lines are applied too so that the stamp cannot be reused, in order to protect postal revenue.

Each letter is also identified by a code consisting of a series of fluorescent bars imprinted on the back. An optical character reader scans the address on the front of each letter. Images of letters that could not be successfully read are transmitted to a remote encoding center for further processing. All letters are then placed in trays and moved to the next piece of automated equipment for barcode application.

Linked with the identification code, a barcode is sprayed on the front of the letter. The barcode, representing the specific delivery address, consists of tall and short bars used for further sorting. The barcode sends a specific mailpiece into a bin on the machine for a particular range of ZIP codes, which identify the next processing plant.

A tray, containing mail specified for a particular ZIP code range, is taken to the airport to begin its flight across the country. Once the plane lands at its destination, postal workers deliver the tray and its contents to the mail processing plant that serves the post office, station, or branch that will deliver the letter.

At the plant, the mailpieces in the tray are fed through a barcoder sorter, which separates letters for a specific ZIP code from other letters in that ZIP code range. After this, the letter receives its final sortation. A delivery barcode sorter sorts the letter to a particular carriers who will deliver it. The barcode sorter also arranges that carrier’s letters in the order of delivery.

Afterward, all of the mail for this carrier is taken by truck to the Postal Office, station, or branch in which the carrier works. The carrier loads trays of mail, including the letter, into a motor vehicle. Once the vehicle is loaded, the carrier drives to the street where the letter is to be delivered and loads his or her satchel with the mail to be carried to each house or business. Within minutes of leaving the truck, the carrier delivers the letter to the addressee.

As letters account for the greatest amount of mail volume, the Postal Service has continued to introduce new equipment and technology to speed up letter processing. Along with letters, it also initiated automation of catalogs, magazines, and other oversized envelopes. It has also turned its attention to speeding up the processing of parcels. Its newest focus is to provide customers with more information on each mailpiece as it travels through the system. The goal is to have an intelligent mail system in place by 2009, which would operate like a Global Positioning System for mail, using a standardized barcode on each piece of mail and mail container, enabling customers to see where their mail is each step of the way.

Whether it’s the U.S. Post Office or a corporate mailroom, the key to delivering mail smoothly is organization. The U.S. Postal Service is a solid example of innovation and organization in the mailroom with use of the right equipment. No matter what volume of mail you may be processing, it’s important to have the correct tools to handle letters and packages. For example, mailrooms should be stocked with several pairs of reliable, safe box cutters. It goes without saying that any mailroom or shipping and receiving department should have many kinds of safety knives on hand.


Source by Tom Knapp

Inexpensive Skateboards Not Cheap


If you are just getting started in skateboarding and don’t have a lot of money to spend on a new board, you may think that buying a cheap skateboard is the way to go. However, don’t be fooled. Cheap is not the same as inexpensive. While there are many cheap skateboards out there, many of them are of low-quality and will not withstand constant use or advanced tricks. There are inexpensive skateboards that are well-made and are quite a bargain. Let’s look at two definitions before we go further:

Cheap: costing very little; low in price; small cost; may be low in quality

Inexpensive: not costly; a good value

So, from our definitions, a cheap skateboard may be more costly than an inexpensive one.

Cheap Skateboards

A cheap skateboard is one that is constructed from poor-quality materials. These are typically sold at mass market retailers like some chain stores. They may be priced low or they may be priced higher than a better-quality board. These cheap boards will have a deck made of cheap plastic or wood, will not have the fit and finish of the deck, trucks, and wheels of a better board, and will use inferior trucks and wheels.

Inexpensive Skateboards

An inexpensive skateboard will be made of higher-quality materials than a cheap skateboard. It will have a deck that is made of high-quality plastic, wood, or composite materials. It will also feature good quality trucks and wheels.

Some Examples of Inexpensive Skateboards

Powell is one company that makes inexpensive skateboards. They have several complete boards (deck, trucks, and wheels) for under $50. These are an excellent value if you are just getting started in skateboarding. Another company that makes a good-quality inexpensive skateboard is Speed Demons. They have a few models under $60 and even more in the $60-$80 range. One type of board we don’t like is the Yocaher skateboard. These boards are around $35 and feature bland graphics and, in our opinion, a design that is not up to par with today’s standards.

If you are looking for exciting graphics and a good-quality board, we like World Industries boards. You can pick one up for under $60, they have decent decks and mediocre trucks and wheels, but they are a good example of an inexpensive skateboard that should serve you well in the beginning and until you are ready to invest in a better board.


Source by Dean Novosat

Different Aspects of a Heavy Hauling Business


Hauling services are opted for by most at some point or the other. One of the commonplace examples of the same is when you shift out of your office or home to a different place and all your possessions need to be shifted as well. In order to ensure that the goods are safely transported, you can employ the services of a specialized business.

Heavy hauling services are required in case of heavy industries like construction. It forms a part of the logistics of most industries where equipments and materials need to be transported from one place to another. These are multi-ton shipments that are transported from quite a distance.

Heavy lifting and hauling services are provided by specialized companies which have an extensive fleet of trucks, and can also arrange for cargo on board ships and railroad transfers and have a network that spans the entire country. This means that they can arrange for the transfer of goods and heavy equipments to any place.

The transportation of these goods without proper insurance is a risky business. It calls for a customized insurance policy that suits the haulage business perfectly. For example, if a truck is carrying hazardous material, then it should be insured under a suitable coverage plan.

The goods that are meant to be hauled and transported are covered by haulage insurance, which is often overlooked by one who is not aware of the intricacies of the business. Since it involves the transportation of expensive goods and equipments, the contents are insured so that the customer is assured of their safety and security. In most cases, heavy haulage insurance comes for a substantial price.

The range of services offered by a heavy hauling company include heavy construction equipment hauling, railroad freight, sea port container freight, house raising, house moving, loading and offloading from rail cars, heavy lifting and weighing, movement by barge and even port trans loading and storage.

It is important to keep certain things in mind while choosing a heavy hauling service. You need to get a good bargain rate price. Other factors that need to be taken into consideration include the timely pick up and delivery of goods and the quality of the services offered. You can check with those who regularly opt for such services for recommendations or browse the Internet for information on these businesses.

While local hauling services ensure that you can interact with them personally, you may have to opt for a business that is spread across different parts of the country for transporting your goods to remote areas. If the goods need to be transported across the border, then you need to avail the services of a company that provides international logistics service.


Source by Chris M. Anderson