Elgin Sweeper Company Brings 1-800-SWEEPER to the Track at NASCAR!

Elgin Sweeper Company Brings 1-800-SWEEPER to the Track at NASCAR!

As the eponymous hero of “Talledaga Nights,” NASCAR superstar Ricky Bobby famously says: “If you’re not first, you’re last.” Well, Elgin Sweeper company may not have been the first sweeper manufacturing company to join the roster of Vendor/Partners joining forces with power sweeping co-op 1-800-SWEEPER, but they certainly have brought their “A game” to the [...]

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CAM South Sweeping- An Interview with Andy Coolidge

CAM South Sweeping- An Interview with Andy Coolidge

How did your journey with CAM South begin? CAM South originally started in 2007. I acquired the operating assets in May of 2014, which included 1 1/2 cabover sweepers. Both were very old, one required a new chassis engine (that’s the 1/2 unit), and neither were regularly serviced. If I wasn’t so eager to build [...]

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Sweeping South Inc – An Interview With Nicki Knapp, President and Owner

Sweeping South Inc – An Interview With Nicki Knapp, President and Owner

How did your sweeping company start out? My husband and I purchased the company back in March of 2011. It was smaller back then. The previous owner had two trucks and just one employee before we bought the company. Why did you get into the power sweeping industry in the first place? We were friends [...]

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10 Tips How You Can Help Prevent Stormwater Pollution

10 Tips How You Can Help Prevent Stormwater Pollution

Stormwater runoff is rain that falls on streets, parking areas, sports fields, gravel lots, rooftops and other developed land. This rain picks up and mixes with what’s on the ground such as Oil, grease, metals, coolants, fertilizers, pesticides, bacteria from pet wastes and failing septic systems, soil from construction sites, soaps from car or equipment [...]

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Dealing With Tough Stains

Dealing With Tough Stains

For general cleaning, pressure washing is a great cleaning option to remove stains and discoloration. But consider your stain type before you use a pressure washer. The use of a pressure washer on oil patches or set-in stains can make the stain worse, driving the stains deeper into the surface pores. For grease and oil [...]

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Overcoming Economic Challenges

Overcoming Economic Challenges

Although the recession officially ended in 2009, its negative effects are still felt in many US industries. This is especially true for small businesses. As the country returns to its pre-recession growth and employment rates, it’s the little guys who bear the biggest consequences. If you’ve made it this far, you’re probably running a pretty [...]

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Should Your Sweeping Company Offer Paternity Leave?

Should Your Sweeping Company Offer Paternity Leave?

Paternity leave is a hot button topic in our country right now. Of course, maternity leave is mainly focused on because it involves the mother, but shouldn’t the father of a new baby have some consideration too? As a business owner of a sweeping company, it’s up to you on your procedures and policies regarding [...]

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5 Reasons For 
Tire Failure

5 Reasons For 
Tire Failure

Nothing is more frustrating than a blown tire. When this happens, we often think the tire wasn’t strong enough, or there was some defect in the tire but 99% of the time, the causes of tire failure is entirely avoidable with a little more care and attention during routine maintenance or while sweeping. Here are [...]

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Why Move Your Car?

Why Move Your Car?

Street sweepers cannot eliminate all garbage and pollutants completely. People and businesses contribute such a significant amount of waste to the environment every day, over 250 million tons each year according to the EPA, that there are simply not enough street sweepers to keep up with the volume of work. Studies have shown that the [...]

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Non-CDL

Non-CDL

With their smaller wheelbases, non-CDL sweepers are very maneuverable, which is important when sweeping tight, confined areas. Non-CDL sweepers also tend to be lower in operating and maintenance costs and total cost of ownership. Municipalities are very budget conscious. Non-CDL sweepers are less expensive than full-size sweepers, and a non-CDL sweeper operator can be paid [...]

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World Sweeping Association’s Sweeper Roundup – September 15-17, 2017

World Sweeping Association’s Sweeper Roundup – September 15-17, 2017

At North American Sweeper Magazine we take industry education very seriously. We also know the value of people in our industry getting together to share ideas and get to know one another. That’s why we are proud to be one of the sponsors of America’s first ever, independent sweeping conference, the World Sweeping Association’s ‘Sweeper [...]

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Commercial Credit, Inc. Completes Acquisition Of Transfac Capital, Inc

Commercial Credit, Inc., parent company of Commercial Credit Group Inc. (CCG), a leading independent commercial equipment finance company, today announced the purchase of the business operations of Transfac Capital, Inc., thus expanding into the accounts receivable factoring business. With the closing of the transaction, Salt Lake City-based Transfac Capital, Inc. will operate as a subsidiary [...]

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10 Steps To A Safer Fleet

10 Steps To A Safer Fleet

Despite yellow warning signs flashing strobes and lights, sweepers can still be a magnet for mayhem. They move slow, and are highly visible, but there are still many crashes involving sweepers. Safety is more important in the sweeping industry than ever before, and technology is providing new and more comprehensive ways to keep your sweepers [...]

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