Acquiring Your New Big Rig

Every large trailer requires a massive semi-truck to pull it and its cargo to other locations. When you’re looking to acquire a few heavy haul trucks to bolster your company’s transport capabilities, you will be grateful for the sheer power they possess. There are some pointers to address in taking home a big rig.

The Plan

As semis are massive when it comes to power, so does their price tag. You have to review your business plan, specifically the sections concerning your needs for the vehicle and your payment options, as well as verified copies of existing work contracts and your credit report. Present everything to the lender but be prepared to answer any questions they may raise.

Pick Me! Pick ME!

You should have mapped out your needs for the vehicle during the loan application, which you will come into when you have secured funding from your lender. One prerequisite is for the truck to have the ample power needed to safely tow trailers you might have. Some heavy haul truck sellers can have the rigs that are appropriate for large heavy haul trailers. Consider taking one out for a test drive to check its mileage and fuel efficiency, plus sleeping compartments if your job requires cross-country runs.

When combined with the right class of trailers, a heavy haul truck will not have much trouble carrying large amounts of material across distances.


Construction Projects Need a Concrete Batch Plant

Concrete batch plants are great investments for anyone seeking to build a large project in a short time. Their ability to mix-up large batches of concrete in close proximity can make things easier for builders and contractors. Here are other benefits to using concrete batch plants:


  • Easier on the Budget. Construction project wastes can strain the budget, such as when batches of concrete mix are rendered useless because of delays. Concrete needs to be poured or applied within two hours of mixing, or it is wasted. Large batches of concrete can end up as waste when they are mixed off-site; batch plants ensure that less of the mix is wasted. Delivery costs can also add to expenses; with batch plants for on-site mixing, thre is no need to spend for travel costs.

  • Consistent Quality. One of the problems with mixing up large quantities of concrete is that results can produce uneven quality. For better quality, concrete needs to be uniformly mixed. A concrete batch plant ensures that concrete batches made are mixed well and produce consistent texture.

  • Increased Convenience. Mixing concrete is affected by external factors. High temperatures can make concrete set too early, while cold temperature will affect the mix, especially while in transit. Having the mixing done on-site ensures that concrete is immediately applied, while any changes to the mix can be applied quickly.

How does Oil Drilling Work?

Oil is one of the most important resource today, with nearly every industry worldwide relying on a very significant part on oil products to operate. To supply this nearly-unlimited demand, petroleum companies turn to drilling oil from deep within the earth’s crust, and they do this in large part by installing oil rigs complete with parts like drawworks and drills in the middle of the world’s seas.

Locating Oil

The first part in this equation of course is to look for oil, and petroleum companies do this with the help of oil geologists who examine surface rocks and terrain. There are other techniques used as well, such as measuring tiny changes in the earth’s gravitational field that just might indicate the presence of flowing oil.

Preparing the Rig

Next the oil company prepares to set up shop. They consider potential environmental hazards, obtain licenses, and right-of way access. They will clear the area, dig a reserve pit to dispose of waste materials and by-products, and line the work area with plastic to protect the environment.


The crew will set up the rig and then begin operations. They dig a starter hole and position the drill bit, collar, and pipe down into the hole, attach the kelley and turntable. With everything ready, drilling can begin. As the process progresses, mud and other waste are removed and transported into the reserve pit.