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Arctic Weather Pushes Up Diesel Prices

Arctic Weather Pushes Up Diesel Prices

The arctic temperatures and snow storms that swept across much of the U.S. east coast and into the south is ramping up demand for home heating oil, which is made from the same petroleum distillate that diesel fuel is made from. As a result, prices for both diesel and heating oil could move higher in […]

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4 Invoicing Tips to  Sweep Your Customers Off Their Feet

4 Invoicing Tips to Sweep Your Customers Off Their Feet

Let’s face it. Nobody likes to receive bills, and your customers are no exception. But with some extra invoicing techniques, you can both highlight your company’s value and make the process of paying bills more convenient for your clients. 1. Tailor Your Invoices. The way you communicate can make all the difference. Provide customers with […]

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A New Year’s Checklist: Staying Competitive In 2018

A New Year’s Checklist: Staying Competitive In 2018

Happy New Year from NiteHawk! We hope you are ready to take on 2018 and make it your best year ever. This season is a great opportunity to reflect on your strengths and set new goals for improvement. We want to help you start off right by discussing some ways your company can develop and […]

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5 Questions to Ask When Shopping for Used Sweepers

5 Questions to Ask When Shopping for Used Sweepers

In today’s online world, contractors can search for used sweepers with a click of a button. And while locating the exact sweeper you want may not be a very time-consuming anymore, you still need to spend some time carefully examining the company you’re buying it from. Asking the right questions will make sure you’re doing […]

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Thoughts on a New Year

Thoughts on a New Year

As another year comes to a close, we at NiteHawk are reflecting on a great year and on our gratitude for the incredible people we meet and work with every day. Strengthening relationships within and outside your business is critical to running a good company, and it’s essential in overall job satisfaction! Let’s take a […]

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Resolutions for 2018

Resolutions for 2018

Many of us have made some resolutions for 2018; some personal and some work-related. While your personal resolutions may have been to hit the gym or lay off the burgers, work resolutions can be goal-oriented to help your company be safer and more prosperous than the year before. And if you haven’t made any work-related […]

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Creating a Culture of Safety: Best Practices for Managing Driver Risk

Creating a Culture of Safety: Best Practices for Managing Driver Risk

Recently in Illinois, a Waste Management truck ran into a power pole, knocking down powerlines and cutting electricity for 75 local residents. Last winter in New York, a speeding snowplow driver caused thousands of dollars of damage when he plowed too close to a car dealership, pushing several parked vehicles into each other. This year […]

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Fleet Optimization: Alternative Strategies Before You Buy

Fleet Optimization: Alternative Strategies Before You Buy

At NiteHawk, we’ve been building the highest quality sweepers on the market for over twenty years. We’re driven beyond manufacturing goals. For us, the real joy of our work comes from helping small businesses grow and succeed. It’s important to us that any customer looking to purchase a new sweeper does so at the right […]

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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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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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