The Move from 4G to 5G & Why Telecomm Contractors Prefer Our Cable Placers


We started with 2G and now we have 5G, the latest generation of wireless technology. Whether it was 2G, 3G, or 4G, each of the previous generations attempted to improve network performance, both from the perspective of the operator and subscribers.   A major step-up from previous versions, 5G is the fifth generation of mobile […]

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Why Dual-Rated Equipment Isn’t Worth Compromising Safety


This below opinion was provided by Elliott Equipment; a write-up on the rise and fall of “Dual-Rated” ideology and why you should think twice before making such a purchase, as there are safety and operational risks which should be considered and assessed. Before purchasing dual-rated equipment, please contact your Custom Truck One Source representative so that […]

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Cable Hoist Vs. Hook Hoist Roll-Offs


When it comes to collecting and transporting material for the recycling and solid waste industries, roll-off trucks play a critical role. Roll-off trucks are available at Custom Truck in two common hoist systems: roll-off cable hoist and hook-lift systems. The two systems vary in terms of the method of loading and unloading waste containers, but […]

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Deciding Between an Overcenter or Non-Overcenter Bucket Truck


When deciding on what type of bucket truck you might need for a particular project, it’s important to consider the demands of the job. Specifically, when deciding between an overcenter bucket truck versus a non-overcenter bucket truck, you need to take working height, side reach and other specifications into account.   Overcenter Bucket Trucks Overcenter […]

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The New OSHA Rule That Negatively Impacts the Propane Industry


In 2010, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) finalized a rule that requires crane operators working in construction activities to get third-party certification every five years. Operators of cranes for propane tank deliveries are covered under the rule. Owing to significant opposition, the rule has been delayed repeatedly since 2010.   To allow the […]

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A Unique Customized Hi-Rail Inspection Vehicle


As a provider of specialized trucks, Custom Truck One Source (CTOS) consistently strives to innovate and employ adaptive reasoning when approaching our customer’s needs. Such innovation and adaptability were required when tackling a unique request by one of our many valued customers.   The client needed a hi-rail vehicle which could house a full crew, […]

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Is your fleet prepared for storm recovery?


As we enter into hurricane season, utility contractors and tree care companies are preparing their fleets for storm restorations and clean-up efforts in the wake of devastating storms. With winds anywhere from 74 mph to over 156 mph, these storms can cause catastrophic damage. When Hurricane Harvey hit the Houston area, Custom Truck felt the […]

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Custom Truck One Source to Display Load King Trailers at EUFMC


Williamsburg, VA, May 24, 2018 – Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck) will showcase a variety of Load King trailers at the upcoming Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) held June 3-6 in Williamsburg, VA. Load King LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Custom Truck, produces first-class trailers and heavy equipment.   “We’re excited to […]

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Custom Truck One Source to Host Ribbon Cutting for Virginia Expansion


Forest, VA, May 3, 2018 – Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck) will host a ribbon cutting for an expansion at their Forest, Virginia location on May 17, 2018. The ribbon cutting, facilitated by the Bedford County Office of Economic Development will take place at 10:00 am (ET).   The ribbon cutting will take place […]

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Custom Truck One Source to be Featured on Manufacturing Marvels® on The Fox Business Network®


Kansas City, MO April 24, 2018 – Custom Truck One Source (Custom Truck) will be featured on an episode of Manufacturing Marvels®, a nationally televised program on the Fox Business Network® on April 25th at 8:30 PM CDT. The spotlight will be filmed on location at the Custom Truck headquarters in Kansas City.   Produced […]

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