Hush that sweeper!

Hush that sweeper!

Most of us don’t give much consideration to noise on a day-to-day basis, but you may find yourself on a job site in both business and residential areas that limit the decibel level permitted. Many cities have developed noise ordinances that restrict the allowable noise level(s) at certain times of day for different zoned areas [...]

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Sweeper Summit 2016 Announcement

Sweeper Summit 2016 Announcement

Sweeper Summit 2016 is excited to announce the first of many guest speakers, Eric Van Dam. Eric is currently a Vice President at Quarton International. Eric has over 10 years of investment banking, private equity, and hedge fund experience. Prior to joining Quarton, Eric was a hedge fund analyst at Kingdon Capital, a $2.5 billion [...]

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Fleet Management Software: Top 4 Benefits for Your Sweeper Business

Fleet Management Software: Top 4 Benefits for Your Sweeper Business

Managing your fleet of street sweepers can take many forms. While some people might swear by the traditional method of paper and pen when scheduling and tracking their vehicles, this process can easily gobble up valuable time that could be spent better on other goals like increasing business or reaching out to customers. Fleet management [...]

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Public Waste Expo 2016

Public Waste Expo 2016

Where: Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, MN Dates: August 28-31st Exhibit Hall Hours: Sunday, Noon – 4 p.m. Monday,10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Tuesday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. About: The first ever PWX, APWA’s newly revised and newly branded annual conference! Although the APWA annual conference has been around for more than 120 years, [...]

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How to Save Thousands through Year End Planning.

How to Save Thousands through Year End Planning.

“HE WHO FAILS TO PLAN IS PLANNING TO FAIL”. – Winston Churchill This popular saying illustrates a life lesson worth learning over and over. For many small business owners, hard work is usually not the problem. Crises arise and push yearly planning down the list of priorities until before you know it, you’re scrambling to [...]

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Hiring Profile

Hiring Profile

What is the secret to finding the best possible employees for operating parking lot and street sweeping equipment? For years employee turnover rates have plagued the power sweeping industry. For equally as long, owners and managers alike have struggled to define just what traits make the perfect employee for the sweeping industry. Many questions perplex [...]

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To the Dump, to the Dump, to the Dump…

To the Dump, to the Dump, to the Dump…

No, the title of this article is not the theme to the Lone Ranger; it’s what many sweepers face handling every hopper load of debris. If your sweeper has a low dump hopper, then you’re faced with dumping in a landfill, a transfer station or on the ground where the pile eventually has to be [...]

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1-800-SWEEPER Celebrates 5 Years Of Success!

1-800-SWEEPER Celebrates 5 Years Of Success!

As an independent small business owner, it is easy to feel isolated and without allies within the industry. For most of us, the largest asset that we have is the business that we have built through our hard work and dedication. It is everyone’s goal to see their business grow to become a thriving enterprise [...]

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Planning for Success

Planning for Success

Expanding your business will most likely involve significant investment of time and treasure. This is why it is necessary to take the time to think it through and develop a solid and doable business plan before anything else. There are numerous business action plan templates available over the Internet but one authoritative model, called SWOT, [...]

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A Guide for Developing a Comprehensive Marketing Strategy

A Guide for Developing a Comprehensive Marketing Strategy

Even though most business owners recognize the importance of developing a business plan outlining their company’s strategies and course for success, the marketing strategy component, because it is sometimes buried in the overall business model, may not be given the attention, time, and research it deserves. This may be because business owners feel they know [...]

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Chester County Airport

Chester County Airport

For this month’s spotlight we spoke with Gary Hudson, Airport Manager, and Douglas Eadline, Airport Maintenance/Safety Supervisor, at the Chester County/G.O. Carlson airport located in Coatesville, PA. Q: Tell us about the Chester County airport. The Chester County Airport (CCA) is designed to handle just about any corporate business aircraft. CCA features a 5400ft. x [...]

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Never too old to learn!

Never too old to learn!

The month of May brought me and the Key Equipment & Supply Co. team to Schaumburg, IL for the 2016 Elgin/Vactor Dealer Conference. This type of educational event is a bi-annual meeting that includes Principals, Sales Management and Sales Representatives from the dealerships, along with Engineers, Product Managers, Marketing, Regional Sales Managers, Service and Parts [...]

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Developing Processes to Keep Sweepers Ready for Action

Developing Processes to Keep Sweepers Ready for Action

It doesn’t matter if you’re a contractor, municipality or branch of the military. When you use a process to pre-check, inspect, clean and maintain your equipment, your equipment’s life will be extended considerably. The better your sweeper is cared for, the better it takes care of you. As soon as its care is let go [...]

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