Are Mobile Column Lifts Right for You?

Many shop owners and managers are investing in mobile column lifts for an array of benefits, like expanding business and increasing their services. But how do you know if this option is right for you and your shop, not to mention your budget?

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Keeping Your Fleet Running with Mobile Columns

If you’re responsible for maintaining a fleet, seeing a line of trucks waiting for repairs or maintenance is enough to make a grown man cry. Or at least cause some mild anxiety. Trucks that are sitting aren’t bringing in money. If a vehicle does have to take a time-out for maintenance or repairs, it’s important to keep that downtime as short as possible. Get them in, get them out, and keep them moving.

 

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Get ready. Things are about to get heavy.

In 1975, C.W. McCall released “Convoy”—an epic country song (that became a not-so-epic movie) about big trucks rolling across the nation in a line like a cross-country truck parade. Now it’s 42 years later, and it feels like that convoy might soon be rolling its way right into your shop.

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Five Ways to Improve Your Fleet Repair

Every once in a while, even the busiest private repair shops have to think about what happens if their service volume declines. Not you. You have a lot of challenges, but twiddling your thumbs isn’t one of them. When you’re in charge of a fleet, there’s always plenty to do. In fact, there’s so much work that you sometimes forget to take a step back and see if there’s anything you could do to improve your fleet repair output. And that’s okay, because we’ve compiled a number of ways for you and your facility to become more efficient and productive.

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NADA Turning 100

Think of what your 100th birthday would be like…Probably a large cake(capable of holding 100 candles), your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren huddled around singing happy birthday. We would all more than likely envision a pretty low key gathering to celebrate such a huge milestone. I doubt however, any of us see ourselves living it up in New Orleans while we ring in our entrance to the century club, but that’s just what NADA is doing.

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Top Blogs of 2016

Annnnd it's gone! The past year came and went, and if you're like us, you will spend the next 8 months trying to discreetly change that 6 into 7 when you write a check.(those of us that still write checks) 2016 was a big year for Rotary Lift, and the Blueprint Blog, so let's take a look back at the blogs of 2016 that you thought were the best.

 

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4 Ways to Make Your Fleet Greener


Managers of fleets, both large and small, are in a unique position to make big changes when it comes to going green. Upping sustainability in both fuel consumption and fleet maintenance can do a lot to reduce a company’s overall environmental footprint.

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Designing your shop to increase profits without increasing square footage

When it comes to your shop, size matters. Bigger is better. And bigger often means the difference between your shop shutting its doors and your shop thriving well into the future. Just ask one of the 6,000 smaller shops that closed between 2008 and 2014. That’s right. Around 6,000 shops went out of business in less than six years. Here’s something even more mindboggling: During that same time, the number of bays in repair shops across the country grew by around 13,000.

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Inground Lifts: You have questions. We have answers.

If there’s one thing classic television can teach us, it’s that sometimes you need “just the facts.” So if you’re contemplating a new inground lift for your shop but you’re still doing a little detective work before you pull the trigger, you’re in the right place. We’ll give you a little history on the inground lift (spoiler alert: that history starts with us). Then we’ll let you know what you should look for before your purchase, as well as what you can expect from a Rotary Inground Lift.

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90 Second Know Hows

How many times have you found yourself Googli ng, “how to change the element in your hot water heater”, or “easiest way to peel a boiled egg?” How great is it when a video pops up with a person to give you step-by-step instructions? Well we feel the same way. In fact, we have taken everyone’s love for how-to videos and made our own library. Rotary is continuing to build on our video series called “ 90 Second Know Hows.”
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