How To Load A Vehicle On A Car Hauler Trailer?

Load A Vehicle On A Car Hauler TrailerLoading a car onto a car hauler trailer can be disastrous if you don’t know the safety measures. It must be done carefully to ensure proper loading and prevent damage to the car.

Keep the handbrakes on

Always be aware that the handbrake of the towing vehicle is on, and the trailer is attached properly with the towing vehicle. This must be checked before you load or unload any of the cars to or from the trailer. If the trailer is not attached properly, then the towing balls can force the trailer to move or tip. And that can potentially damage the car while loading or unloading.

The Pattern Of Loading

While loading on a 4 car hauler trailer, for instance, make sure that the vehicle is straight. The engine must be facing forward while traveling. A greater portion of the weight must be kept in the front half of the trailer. It would prevent the trailer from swaying. Positioning the car is a big issue. If the car’s engine is faced toward the rear of the trailer, it may get damaged. This is because, the rear of a trailer can have a tail wagging effect on the car. This causes the car to get bumpy experience.

On the contrary, if the front half of the trailer is loaded heavily, then the rear of the towing vehicle receives a force on its suspension, which causes a knocking effect on the front wheels. Remember most of the weights should be loaded slightly ahead of the axle.

Strapping The Car

Use approved tie down straps that are made to withstand heavy load. The straps must be strong enough to prevent the car from moving. Before you choose the straps, you need to know the weight of the car.

Knowing About The Loaded Trailer

After all are set in place, determine whether all the cars have been loaded properly or not. If the steering wheel is very light, it means that the cars are positioned too far forward. On the contrary, if the loads are positioned on the too far towards the rear, the backward wheels may start to weave, once the trailer reaches a certain speed (based on the weight). If this is the case, pull over as soon as possible and re-position the cars.

All these helpful tips must be considered before you load a car onto a car hauler trailer.

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15 Most Profitable Small-Business Industries

15-most-profitable-small-business-industriesWhat makes these industries profitable? For one, they’re driven by human capital.

“Service industries,” says Sageworks analyst Jenna Weaver, “are very common to find on the most profitable small-business list. This is generally due to lower overhead and startup costs. A lot of these industries you can start from your house.”

While profit isn’t the only matter for an entrepreneur to consider — other factors to consider are whether the business matches his or her skills, what sort of licensing or training is required and how the business would fare during a recession — it’s an important place to start.

1. Accounting, Tax Preparation, Bookkeeping and Payroll Services:
accounting-tax-preparation-bookkeeping-and-payroll-services“The accounting industry is consistently a top performer on our list,” says Sageworks’ Weaver. No matter how the economy is doing, everyone needs accountants. Also, this industry tends to have low overhead and repeat clients.

2. Management of Companies and Enterprises:
Management of Companies and Enterprises.jpgThis industry is made up of small, privately-owned offices of bank holding companies and other types of holding companies.

3. Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers:
Offices of Real Estate Agents and Brokers.jpgWhile the real-estate market is largely dependent on the health of the economy, real-estate brokers and agents have low operating costs and all you need to get started is an agent or brokerage license.

4. Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing:
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing.jpgWith the on-demand economy on the rise, Sageworks analyst Libby Bierman says that people may be leasing and renting more cars using on-demand services such as Zipcar — along with more traditional rental services such as Hertz.

5. Legal Services:
legal-servicesAnyone who has ever hired a lawyer knows it’s not cheap. Law, like accounting, generally has low operating costs as well as repeat clients. However, this business category includes not only lawyers, but notaries, settlement officers (who deal in the transaction of securities) and title search agents in real estate.

6. Offices of Dentists:
Offices of Dentists.jpgDentists, like physicians, benefit from recurring patients, and while startup costs can be expensive — dental equipment is quite costly — the profession has the advantage of handling several patients at a time, plus many pay out of pocket.

7. Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution:
electric-power-generation-transmission-and-distributionThis category of small, privately-held electric power companies includes not just your traditional, fossil fuel electric powers but also hydroelectric, nuclear, solar, wind, geothermal and more.

8. Lessors of Real Estate:
Lessors of Real Estate.jpgLessors, also known as landlords, show that renting both residential and nonresidential properties is a profitable gig once you recover the initial costs of purchase.

9. Offices of Other Health Practitioners:
offices-of-other-health-practitionersHow is this category different from physicians? It’s not, really. There is a census delineation between chiropractors, optometrists, mental-health practitioners and podiatrists — who fall under this category of “other health practitioners” — and all other types of physicians.

10. Offices of Physicians:
Offices of Physicians.jpgBeing a doctor requires years of training, certification and likely, medical school debt. However, doctors also benefit from regular clients and relatively low overhead costs.

11. Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing:
Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment Rental and Leasing.jpgIt pays to rent or lease. These businesses typically rent or lease commercial machinery and equipment across industries.

12. Religious Organizations:
Religious Organizations.pngReligious organizations are having a profitable year. Really. Remember, being not-for-profit doesn’t mean your goal shouldn’t be to make a profit. It’s just how you distribute those gains. Instead of giving profits to shareholders, all of yours go to your organization’s mission, which is the furthering of your church’s aims. It has been a good year not only for churches, synagogues, monasteries, mosques and temples, but also for schools, colleges and universities that are operated by religious organizations.

13. Management, Scientific and Technical Consulting Services:
management-scientific-and-technical-consulting-serviceSome types of businesses that fall under this category are businesses that provide either management or consulting on a range of expertise, including human resources, marketing and environmental issues.

14. Specialized Design Services:
Specialized Design Services.jpgSmall businesses that specialize in interior, industrial and graphic design are flourishing, as the value of a product or business’s function has become inextricably linked to appearance and design.

15. Office Administrative Services:
Office Administrative Services.pngThese administrative businesses are the backbone of business operations across a variety of industries — from food services to physicians offices — and provide the day-to-day administrative services, such as record keeping, financial planning and billing.

NOTE : Originally published March 4, 2016.