What Building a Wind Farm Entails

If you want to help supply the energy consumption needs of the nation, why not harness wind power? Currently, various offshore oil reserves are being explored for additional fuels, and the different sources of renewable energy are being tapped. However, out of the estimated 4.099 trillion kWh produced by the country in 2011, only 5.3% came from renewable energy (source: CIA). That means the wind power generation industry still has room for improvement.

Should you decide to build a wind farm, you have to plan your operations down to the last detail. It will take years to complete such a project from the ground up, but the rewards should be well worth all the time and effort.

You can begin by consulting professionals and government agencies on finding a location rich in wind resources. Wind maps or special measurement tools may be used to identify these sites. If the site happens to be wildlife habitat, it should be avoided to limit any ecological upset.

Next, find high-capacity wind turbines and other equipment for power production and monitoring. Modern turbines and towers can be as high as skyscrapers and often weigh tons, so find suitable heavy haul trucks to transport your giant machinery.

You must also comply with federal and state-specific regulations on electricity production and distribution. Refer to the appropriate authorities to obtain complete information and assistance for your wind farm project.


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.

Tips to Help Truckers Live a Good Life

Truckers are an important component of the American economy, as they deliver goods to wholesale or retail outlets that keep the economy rolling. However, a trucker constantly has to be on the road, away from family, with only his trusty truck and trailer to keep him constant company.

This sort of lifestyle can take a toll on different facets of a trucker’s life. Fortunately, there are things that can be done in order to counter the negative effects of being on the road for too long.

One of the biggest problems truck drivers have to face is the difficulty of living a healthy lifestyle on the road. Fast food and oily fare are go-to, feel-good foods, but everyday exposure to such fare only spells trouble for the trucker’s weight and health. Fortunately, pre-washed and cut fruits and vegetables are available in any convenience store. Grilled meat is another healthy alternative.

Exercising is also a terrific way to get healthier. Running shoes and folding bicycles are great items to keep around while travelling. Taking them out while on a break is a great way to exercise the heart and body. Sufficient sleep is also an important aspect truckers should watch out for.

Finally, relationships with family and friends is another priority for on-the-road truckers. Bonding with the children about the places they went to and bonding with their spouses through paperbacks (for the spouse) and audio books (for the trucker) will work wonders for the relationship.