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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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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Clean Sweep Property Services Arizona

Clean Sweep Property Services Arizona

An Interview With ARTHUR WELLS LEGER, PRESIDENT and CEO How did your company begin and what areas do you serve? With $400.00 and perseverance. We are headquartered in Arizona and serve mainly the Phoenix, Scottsdale, and entire Maricopa County area. We also go into New Mexico, Texas, and California for some contracts that we have. [...]

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Keeping Employees Motivated

Keeping Employees Motivated

I don’t claim to be a tremendous motivational speaker, but I do get excited talking about business. I especially enjoy working with small and medium-sized companies, so dealing with sweeping contractors is right up my alley. I love learning from our industry and have met some of the best people on the planet. This includes [...]

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5 Easy Office Upgrades To Do  Right Now

5 Easy Office Upgrades To Do Right Now

It’s easy to let the years go by when you are running an office. You probably just go about your day and don’t really think about changing it up. Sometimes the little things you change around in your office space can make a big difference in productivity. These helpful suggestions don’t require a ton of [...]

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Foreign Object Debris

Foreign Object Debris

FOD, or Foreign Object Debris, costs the aviation industry millions of dollars every year. This financial impact comes from direct costs such as damage to engines or airframes as well as indirect costs such as flight delays, cancellations, and lost revenues, schedule disruptions, and additional work by employees. More significant than the financial impact, however, [...]

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Construction Sweeping

Construction Sweeping

One of the leading causes of pollution cited by the EPA comes from construction vehicles tracking dirt out from construction sites. Sediment and other pollutants washed from trucks can quickly end up in other water bodies or stormwater, which is a violation of the Clean Water Act. EPA rules don’t list any specific techniques or [...]

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