Beat Fatigue With These 5 Tips

Beat Fatigue With These 5 Tips

Operator fatigue is a serious safety issue. Operator fatigue isn’t just about falling asleep but also about tiredness, weariness, or exhaustion. Fatigue slows reflexes and affects an operator’s ability to concentrate and respond to conditions thus increasing the chances of a crash that could have a significant impact on your company’s costs and productivity. Here [...]

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How To Keep Your Employees Motivated During The Summer

How To Keep Your Employees Motivated During The Summer

The summertime months can be difficult to work through. When your crews and other employees would rather be out in the sunshine with their families on vacation, it can be difficult to keep people motivated. Why can’t everyone just have summer break, like the kids do? Life just doesn’t work that way. Doing their top [...]

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CROWN SWEEPING An Interview With Paul Murphy

CROWN SWEEPING An Interview With Paul Murphy

How did your company start out in the sweeping industry? I was 15 years old and the youngest of seven kids in 1970, when my dad suggested that the Murphy kids should buy a small sweeping business. At a price-point of 6:1 (6 x monthly gross), we purchased a list of accounts that included Alpha [...]

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Vacall AllJetVac R Series Available With Recycler Option

Vacall AllJetVac R Series Available With Recycler Option

The Vacall AllJetVac R Series machines address an industry preference for rear reel positioning in high performance sewer cleaning. Equipped with a Recycler option, the AllJetVac can further improve productivity while saving up to 5.7 million gallons of water each year. Designed, built and supported by Gradall Industries, Inc., AllJetVac R series delivers excellent jetting [...]

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Stewart-Amos Sweeper Co. Launches New Website and Online Dealer Marketing Support Program

Stewart-Amos Sweeper Co. Launches New Website and Online Dealer Marketing Support Program

Stewart-Amos Sweeper Co., a leading manufacturer of highly productive and easy-to-operate chassis-mounted street sweepers, has officially launched its new website. The website, located at www.stewart-amos.com, was designed to provide visitors with quicker and simpler access to key features, benefits, and capabilities of the company’s street sweepers, including 7 mechanical brooms and 3 regenerative air models. [...]

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This Sweeper Was Put Back To Work; Pre-Owned Sweeper Deals

This Sweeper Was Put Back To Work; Pre-Owned Sweeper Deals

Throughout 2016, the sales of pre-owned sweepers sometimes felt like a roller coaster ride. The Schwarze reconditioning center saw sales of pre- owned sweeper trucks, go up from May to June, then falling from June to July. Several factors contributed to that level of volatility, from a surplus of pre-owned inventory to an unpredictable market. [...]

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Summer Sweeping Tips To Keep You Safe

Summer Sweeping Tips To Keep You Safe

Whether you are a small contractor or have a large dedicated fleet, some simple safety precautions, preventive maintenance and driving tips can keep your sweepers on the road. When summer rolls around, a new set of safety, maintenance and driving challenges comes with it. Whether you’re dealing with extreme heat, heavy rain or high temperatures, [...]

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SoCal Property Services An Interview with John Agamalian

SoCal Property Services An Interview with John Agamalian

How and when did your company start? I was in the waste and recycling business before and I had an individual who wanted to start a sweeping company, so I invested and thought it would be a good add on. It’s the same decision maker in most cases for commercial buildings. This went on for [...]

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“Relationship Building”

“Relationship Building”

It’s no secret that fostering good relationships with your customers will give you an advantage in retaining contractors. But how much time and which customers do you focus on? This is an interesting dilemma, when solved, may yield to increase revenues. The truth is, you can’t afford to neglect any customer, but there may be [...]

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6 Tips to Keep Your Customers Coming Back For More

6 Tips to Keep Your Customers Coming Back For More

It has become increasingly important to know your customers’ expectations and understand how unhappy customers can damage your business. A quote from well-known customer service and customer experience advocate, Bill Quiseng, encourages organizations to “work as hard to keep a customer as you do to find a new one.” For every customer who takes the [...]

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Versatile Vacall Allsweep Machine Is Busy Every Day At Milwaukee Airport

Versatile Vacall Allsweep Machine Is Busy Every Day At Milwaukee Airport

A versatile, productive sweeper is an important maintenance tool for a busy airport, including the General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The state’s largest airport, which also serves many people from Chicago, and sees over 6 million travelers a year with over 200 daily departures using eight airlines. “Every day, we clean up everything [...]

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10 Sweeper Maintenance Tips

10 Sweeper Maintenance Tips

A good preventative maintenance program is the best cost-benefit value to your sweeper. Every sweeping contractor and municipality should have a program in place to catch any loose parts, misalignments, vibrations, etc. early on. Vital sweeper systems and parts must be well maintained – and replaced on time as needed. Here are 10 tips to [...]

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Driver Performance: Effects on Safety and The Bottom Line

Driver performance is the critical component for companies to maintain a favorable safety record in addition to a profitable bottom line. There are many natural factors that drivers need to pay attention to in order to perform their duties without incident (I.E. weather conditions, other drivers on the road, pedestrians, obstructions/hazards etc.). These elements alone [...]

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