End Dump vs. Bottom Dump: Which Trailer is Right for You?


For materials-moving operations, you need to consider all your options when choosing dump trailers. What are the choices that you have? There are a few configurations of dump trailers including end dumps, bottom dumps, side dumps, pups and transfers. However, people are generally asked to choose between end dumps and bottom dumps.   Determining the […]

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Load King Announces New Mechanics Body, Propane Service Body Series


Kansas City, Missouri, October 31, 2018 –Today, Load King LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck), announced the launch of its new Voyager® Series, a vocational collection of high-performance mechanics bodies designed to serve an array of heavy equipment industries. Within the new Voyager® Series, Load King will offer three primary […]

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Custom Truck One Source to Premiere Posi-Plus Cable Placer at Cable-Tec Expo 2018


Atlanta, Georgia, October 15, 2018 – Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck) will premiere the newest addition to their telecommunications portfolio, the Posi-Plus Linerunner 700 Cable Placer, at the 2018 Cable-Tec Expo in Atlanta, Georgia on Oct. 22 through 25. Custom Truck will display the Linerunner 700 and Linerunner 800 Cable Placer units in booth […]

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Custom Truck One Source to Display Oil and Gas Equipment at Permian Basin Show


Odessa, Texas, 10/8/2018 – Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck) will display several pieces of equipment at the Permian Basin International Oil Show in Odessa, Texas, on Oct. 16 through 18, 2018. The equipment displayed in booth OS308 will include cranes, vacuum excavators, and track equipment, and will highlight the wide-variety of equipment Custom Truck […]

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What is a material handler?


From telecom and forestry to construction firms and local utility companies, bucket trucks are fast becoming the primary vehicles for many industries today. Bucket trucks enable workers to safely reach heights of more than 100 feet while allowing them to reposition the bucket to reach out-of-the-way spots that would be impossible or unsafe to attempt […]

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Load King Announces New 60-Ton Lowboy Trailer


Kansas City, Missouri, 9/25/2018 – Today, Load King LLC, the iconic manufacturer of trailers and specialized equipment, announced its LK503/605 SS SF 60-Ton Lowboy, the newest addition to the OEM’s trailer and equipment portfolio. The announcement marks the introduction of a new standard in the 60-Ton trailer class, as the LK503/605 SS SF features a 20” […]

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Custom Truck One Source Forms Strategic Partnership with Hi-Vac Corporation


Kansas City, Missouri, 9/18/2018 – Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck) has entered into a strategic partnership with Hi-Vac Corporation. This partnership positions Custom Truck as an authorized dealer of Hi-Vac products in the United States.   “We’re excited to add Hi-Vac products to our portfolio.” said Paul Brouwers, Custom Truck’s Hydro-Excavation/Vacuum Product Manager. “The addition […]

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Custom Truck One Source Announces Expansion into California with Acquisition of Great Pacific Equipment


Kansas City, MO and Fontana, CA, September 12, 2018 – Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck) today announced the acquisition of Great Pacific Equipment, a distributor of construction and utility equipment serving the southwest region of the US for the last 40 years. With offices in Fontana and Bakersfield, California, Great Pacific’s existing management will […]

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The Sprayer Truck: A Custom-Built Vegetation Control Hi-Rail Vehicle


What comes to mind when I say railroad?   When asked, many might conjure up thoughts of freight trains, steam engines, frustrating waits at crossing gates, or the historic expansion to the old west. However, regarding the many rail professionals, who serve to maintain and construct our railway systems, we’d wager a few other things […]

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CDL vs. Under CDL


Federal law requires drivers to possess a commercial driver’s license (CDL) to drive certain types of commercial vehicles. For licensing drivers, vehicles are classified into two types based on the vehicle’s gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) among other criteria. The two types of driver’s license are a CDL license and an Under-CDL license.   You […]

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