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Get the price you want for your piece of equipment

  • 16 October 2017
  • Author: Kaitlyn
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When we opened our doors in 1975, we were the first truck and trailer consignment centre in the Edmonton area. At that time, Elmer and Doreen Schmidek felt that there had to be another option to selling equipment besides privately, at an auction, or trading in at a dealership for a reduced price. They felt that the consignment option provided an alternative that gave sellers more control over the price they got for their equipment.

New test results lead to security tips for tie-downs and load wrappers

  • 16 October 2017
  • Author: Kaitlyn
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There are a few options that eliminate the need for the driver to throw load wrappers or tie-downs, such as using the loader to drape them over the load. Another option that makes them easier to throw is to reduce their weight, by replacing the heavy steel cable with a light weight rope, such as those made from ultra-high molecular weight poly-ethylene (UHMWPE) fibre. For an equivalent strength rating, these ropes are between 1/6 and 1/8 the weight of steel cables.

Cargo Securement Tips

  • 25 September 2017
  • Author: Kaitlyn
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Avoid hefty cargo securement fines and follow these tips!

Two Resources for Brake Safety Day

  • 30 August 2017
  • Author: Kaitlyn
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Be prepared for roadside inspections happening on September 7, 2017 for Brake Safety Day. Brake Safety Day is an annual brake safety campaign put on by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) where CMV inspectors conduct brake system inspections on large trucks and buses throughout North America to identify out-of-adjustment brakes and brake-system violations. This week we have two free resources for you to use to prevent brake issues and diagnose out-of-adjustment brakes.

Don't sweat Brake Safety Week; follow these tips!

  • 23 August 2017
  • Author: Kaitlyn
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This week we have some tips from Bendix on how to pass any inspections with flying colours. Be prepared for roadside inspections happening on September 7, 2017 for Brake Safety Day. Brake Safety Day is an annual brake safety campaign put on by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) where CMV inspectors conduct brake system inspections on large trucks and buses throughout North America to identify out-of-adjustment brakes and brake-system violations.

New Address, Same Location!

  • 21 August 2017
  • Author: Kaitlyn
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If you are familiar with navigating the Acheson Industrial Area, you have probably noticed the unorthodox format regarding addresses within the area. Not a day goes by that we don't have someone coming into our building, needing assistance deciphering an address.
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