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Ok, so it is not the greatest picture in the world.   This John Deere 850 went from RDO Phoenix to a rental customer in Prescott. 

 

Thank you for the loads!!

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I know most of the pictures I upload to this blog and the web site are pictures of machines to move and haul dirt.  We also get to haul aerial equipment for various rental yards here in Flagstaff as well as those located in Phoenix and other areas.  This 135' JLG Ultra Boom is being delivered to a cell phone tower for equipment upgrades. 

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b2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_20140605_140333_287.jpgb2ap3_thumbnail_IMG_20140605_140529_866.jpgHere is a picture of a 792 C Cat Rock truck on our Trail EZE hydraulic neck trailer.  The width between tires allows us to leave the front wheels on the truck while we transport the machine.  This allows us to reduce the height of the load below 15 feet.

 

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Each year the first week in June some 200 DPS, ADOT, Federal and Local Commercial vehicle inspectors come to Flagstaff where they can inspect commercial vehicles in the cool mountain air.  Road Check 2014 occurred on June 2, 3, and 4.  I once again had the privilege of working with and riding with the officers on the ground. I enjoyed the time and the relationships formed, but the knowledge gained is priceless. 

Overall, if there is something wrong with your truck, it will be listed on the inspection report, no exceptions.  If your truck is absolutely perfect, you will have no problems.  One of the most heart breaking stops I witnessed was on a 2015 Great Dane trailer.  The owner had the trailer modified with all sorts of stainless and lights.  He had all the stop lights re-located to the position in the center of the trailer between the uprights holding the ICC bar.  He was in violation because the brake lights have to be to the outside of the trailer in the same line as the turn signals. Had he left the brake lights in the location Great Dane had them positioned in and added the additional lights, he would have been fine.  It was a tragedy simply because the trailer was beautiful and the truck was well taken care of.  None of that matters if you are in violation, they will write you.  Gone are the days where DPS would educate you and tell you fix it and they had better not see it again.   

A big thanks goes out to the Arizona Trucking Assn. for facilitating the opportunity we have to be a part of this nation wide function.

 

 

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Chris does a great job at unloading this D-8T off our Murray 16 Tire.  This is not the first time we have done this, but it is the first time we have been able to catch it on video.  The job doesn't look too scary from the ground, but it is a much different feeling from the operators chair in the dozer.

 

 

 

 

 

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Asphalt Drum anyone?  This load is laying over in our yard on the move from Tonto Basin to Mead View north of Kingman.  Don is the lucky one that as at the head of the helm on this one.  We are one of the few companies which have a 4 axle truck to handle this load.  It is quite heavy and long.  It takes a real driver to pull this one safely down the hills between point A and point B.  Thank you Don for handling this one safely and efficiently for us.

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Here are a couple of good pictures of what it looks like to back a CAT D-8 off the rear of a Murray 16 tire trailer.  I don't know if it looks scarier than it is or if it is scarier than it looks. Truth of the matter is that the trailer is made to load and unload this way and it is quick and easy once you get used to the method.  I have video of us loading a CAT 336 over the rear of this same trailer on YOUTUBE.  Click on the youtube link under photo gallery on the main web site to see how it is done.

 

 

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I know no one likes to see someone laying down on the job....But....Every once in a while it is required to complete the job.  Chris is working on removing one of the hydraulic hoses on the hat box for our Trail King jeep. 

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Here we are hauling a 627G Caterpillar Scraper from Empire in Mesa back to their customer after repairs to the auger.  We have more axles than we must have for this load, but we are hauling it safely and legally.  If you have ever loaded a scraper, you know that backing them onto the trailer is a bit difficult, so THANK YOU Donn for the extra set of eyes, and THANK YOU Chris for a job well done hauling this machine.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Yucca-Tank.jpgQuite frequently we get the opportunity do haul items that do not load themselves.  This load is one of them. In the case of fuel tanks, the local Fire Marshall will inspect the tank and certify the tank as clean in which case we can move the tank as a non-HAZ-MAT load. We went to Yucca to load then delivered the tank to a ranch off highway 64 near Valle, AZ. The ranchers will use this tank to retain water for their operations.

 

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You will notice the blade resting sideways on the trailer back deck.  Most "normal" D-9 Blades can be hauled on the machine with just the corner bits removed or turned up to get the width of the machine under 14'.  The "U" blade on this particular unit was about 16' from corner bit to corner bit, which necessitated its removal from the machine.

I have to admit even though I did not personally haul this load, this dozer has special meaning to me as it was the very first D-9 I ever operated.  Since then the company had upgraded their dozer to a D-9N and added a D-10.  Chris hauled this dozer down to Buckeye where it will be put to use doing more "Cat skinning".

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I would like to Welcome Sam Karp to our team here at Transport Equipment and Arizona Storage Rental. Sam comes from a background of hauling construction and rental equipment and performing roll off services from the Pacific Northwest. He started with us on 3-3-14 and is proving to be a great asset to our team.  So if you see someone new in one of our trucks, it is Sam....Take the time to wave and welcome him aboard.

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Maybe it is a short move, but we still make sure we are safe and follow all the rules. 

This loader takes all the room on the trailer that we have.  Our Trail King 2X3X2 handles it perfectally

 

 

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Transport Equipment is looking for highly qualified applicants to fill a driver's position here in Flagstaff. 

We offer competitive wages, health insurance, paid vacation, and simple IRA.

If you are self motivated, like a high paced environment, are safety conscious, experienced and have a great attitude, we may be looking for you!

Fill out our on line employment application and/or contact us for more information and to schedule an interview.

 

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If you have a choice of two different suppliers for a product or service, what influences your decision to use one or the other? Is it the quality of the product? Is the deciding factor the quality service you receive?  Is your decision based solely on price? Do you make your decision on one, two or all of these or other factors? 

I believe that to win your business we have to be able to provide not only a superior service and a reasonable price,  we have to treat you better than the competition.  Treating you better means that our drivers are courteous and helpful on site, it means that we are on time, we show up with the proper equipment and tools to perform your job.  Treating you better means we are in compliance with all the laws and restrictions which pertain to the load. To treat you better our billing is done by us as we complete your job, and we do not have any hidden costs.  When you receive a bid from us it includes all permits and other fees that may apply to the job unless otherwise stated.

All of us here take great pride in our jobs.  We know that you have choices therefore all of us are making a great effort to be your heavy haul and portable storage supplier of choice.

Thank you for your business in 2013!

We are looking forward to a great 2014 and doing business with you.

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If you watched the video I posted on youtube, you also saw where I commented that I did not know how we were going to get it out.  Well we did, and we did it at 04:00 so we would not disturb the normal flow of NAU student traffic.  Thank you again to NAU, Mortensen Contracting and most of all Eagle Mountain Construction.  The machine is now found on top of McMillan Mesa where it is being used to bury overhead power lines.

 

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Arizona Storage Rental uses a True Month for rental rates.

Many of our competitors in the container industry use a 28 day month for billing.  Here at Arizona Storage Rental, we use a true month.  For example, there are 31 days in January so you would get invoiced for the monthly rate plus tax for that 31 days.  February has 28 days so you would get invoiced the same amount as you did in January.  If you were to use one of our competitors who use a 28 day month, in January you would be charged for the 28 days plus 3 days of pro-rate.

When you get a quote from Arizona Storage Rental, there are no hidden costs or fees.  You will be quoted the monthly rate +tax and a delivery fee based on information you provide, that is what you will pay, no set up fees, no personal property taxes or other charges which may be charged by others portable storage suppliers

Please keep this information in mind as you consider your portable storage supplier.

Check out Arizona Storage Rental's web site @ www.azstoragerental.com

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With the help of Flagstaff PD, NAU PD and the contractors on the job, we were successful at getting into a very tight jobsite on NAU Campus.  The police departments shut down 4 roads just so we could make the corners and have the room necessary to get where we were headed.  A special thanks to all that were involved.

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D-9 Looks Great on our Trail King 10 axle

Here is a picture of a d-9 sitting on our Trail King 10 axle.  Thank you Val for the work.

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The heat is on.. What a great time of year! 

 

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of our customers both new and long term for the great summer we are having this year.  With the addition of the 10 axle trailer to our fleet and the awesome staff we have here, we are staying busy and having a lot of fun doing what we do best....Hauling your equipment. 

It seems like we are experiencing a boom in the construction industry right now, so lets all keep up the good work and keep the machines moving for the rest of the year. 

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