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From Safety to Savings: A Heavy Construction Equipment Blog

If your business works with construction, you deal with a lot of heavy equipment. If you want advice on how to save money on your equipment, you should check out my posts. I plan to write about everything from hiring versus buying, to troubleshooting to reduce repairs, to handling repairs yourself. I also plan to write about other aspects of heavy machinery use such as safety. I ultimately hope that my ideas guide you toward creating a leaner, more productive, more efficient, less expensive, and more profitable business. My ideas are geared toward everyone from newbies to experts in the field of construction.

From Safety to Savings: A Heavy Construction Equipment Blog

Keeping Your Construction Company On Track With An Enclosed Trailer

by Fred Gutierrez

Working in the construction industry requires that you have access to many different tools. Transporting these tools from one job site to the next can be challenging if you don't have the right trailer. By investing in an enclosed trailer, you can easily house your tools while they are not in use and transport all your tools in a single load as you move from job site to job site.

If you are in the market for new enclosed trailers, you need to be looking for the following features. You will be glad you took these three elements into consideration as you begin using your enclosed trailer to haul tools.

1. Check for interior cabinets.

Your enclosed trailer can become a mobile workshop of sorts when the trailer is outfitted with the right interior features. You want a trailer that is wide enough to accommodate some interior cabinets.

These cabinets can house smaller hand tools with ease, allowing you to stay as organized as possible as you move from one job to another. Organization is critical when it comes to reducing the amount of time needed to complete a job, and interior cabinets in your enclosed trailer can be a real time-saver.

2. Look for lots of tie-downs.

Normal driving conditions can result in the shifting of any objects that are housed within your enclosed trailer. To prevent serious injury to yourself and potential damage to your equipment upon opening your trailer, you need an enclosed trailer with a lot of tie-downs.

Look for tie-downs that are located not only along the floors of the trailer, but along the sidewalls of the trailer as well. Tie-downs in both locations will allow you to secure any type of equipment you want to haul inside your trailer in the future.

3. Examine each trailer for electrical power.

Electrical access inside your enclosed trailer can be a real lifesaver. You may not always have functional electrical connections on a construction site. Being able to use outlets inside your trailer will give you the ability to charge power tools with ease.

Functional overhead lights can also make it easier to located specific tools as you enter your enclosed trailer at night.

Investing in the right enclosed trailer will help you house your tools in a functional and protected way. Check each trailer for interior cabinets, tie-downs, and electrical access before making your final purchase.