12. August 2017 · Comments Off on Tips For Renting A Roll Off Dumpster For Your Home Remodel · Categories: Dumpster · Tags: , , , ,

Remodeling your home can be exciting, but you need to plan for everything, and the removal of waste is one aspect to consider. The best solution is to rent a roll off dumpster where you can place the waste and have it taken away. There are some tips that you should consider when looking at renting the best dumpster rental company for your home remodel.

Know The Size You Will Need

One of the most important aspects of renting a dumpster is to get the right size. It is recommended that you get a size bigger than what you need. However, if you know exactly how much waste you are going to have, you can get a dumpster that fits. The problem with getting a dumpster that is larger than what you think you need is that you could be paying for a dumpster that you only fill halfway.

When looking at the size of the dumpster, it is important to note that they are given in standard cubic yards. The smallest dumpster available is a 10-yard one, and the largest is a 40-yard one. The 10-yard dumpster is ideal for smaller projects while the 40-yard dumpster is only used for commercial purposes. If you are unsure about the size that you need, you should talk to a few dumpster rental companies and see what they suggest.

Know Where The Dumpster Will Go

Before you rent your roll off dumpster, you need to know where it is going to sit. Ideally, you will want the dumpster to be on a flat area that does not block access to your building or traffic. You will also want a location that does not present a hazard to people.

Of course, there are times when you will not have the ideal location for the dumpster. If you do not have enough space on your property, you might have to have the dumpster in the street. If this is the case, you will have to contact your local traffic department because you are likely to need a permit to have the dumpster on the road.

Once you know where the dumpster is going to be placed, you will need to measure the area. This will help you determine what size dumpster you can accommodate. You also need to check that there is enough space for the delivery truck to maneuver. If the truck cannot gain access to space, the rental company could charge fees for the number of trips they have to take to the property.

Know What Can Go Into The Dumpster

A lot of people assume that they will be able to put any waste into the dumpster. This is not true, and there are certain things that you cannot place in the dumpster by law. Legally, you cannot dispose of hazardous materials in the dumpster, certain large appliances or fluorescent light tubes. There are also certain chemicals that you cannot place in the dumpster such as Freon.

Dumpsters will also have a weight limit that you need to know about. This is particularly important to consider if you are going to be getting rid of heavy materials such as bricks, concrete, and tiles. Filling the dumpster halfway with these materials could cause it to be overweight, and you will be charged additional fees for this.

Order In Advance

You should not wait until the day that you need the dumpster to call the company for delivery. You should order the dumpster some days in advance to ensure that it is delivered when you need it. Many companies have delivery options that take a day or two, but there are some that offer same-day delivery for an additional fee.

Know About Pickup Scheduling

Rental companies allow you to rent a dumpster for a set number of days, but they will not always automatically come to pick it up at the end of the rental period. This is done to ensure that they do not take away a dumpster that is still being used. You will need to call the rental company to pick up the dumpster, and if you do not, you will be charged for the additional days it spends on your property.

13. July 2017 · Comments Off on Kephart Trucking Operations · Categories: General

Currently, the operation primarily consists of three large divisions. While there are other smaller divisions, most of the operation occurs in the Dump, Flatbed and Walking Floor divisions. These divisions account for over 90% of the company fleet. Additionally, subcontractors are used to meet additional customer demands. The total number of trucks in daily operation is approximately 375.

Fleet Management

Kephart Trucking Co.’s maintenance facitlity consists of a 12,000 sq. foot garage at our Bigler, Pennsylvania terminal. This facility is staffed 24 hours per day, 7 days a week, to ensure that your freight is delivered on schedule.

We have factory trained mechanics on staff to handle all types of repair work, from minor electrical problems to major engine rebuilds. More importantly, our preventive maintenance program insures us and you, our customer, that our equipment will pickup and deliver your freight on time.

Safety Program

Kephart Trucking Co. is extremely concerned with the safety of each employee and, more importantly, the safety of the general public. Safety shall, and will, take precedence over expediency. Kephart Trucking Co. works hard to comply with all safety laws and regulations, whether it be local, state, or federal level.

Kephart Trucking also utilizes the HighwayMaster cellular tracking/communications system in all company owned units. This allows for monitoring of performance and location of each driver on an up to the minute basis. Both data and voice communication are available as well as the monitoring of speed, idle time, fuel mileage, out-of-route miles and many other functions.

Kephart Trucking Co.’s operating authority consists of 48 state common contract authority for general commodities. Our ICC number is MC138386. Our Pennsylvania Utility Commission (PUC) number is A96036.

Kephart Trucking also carries the following insurance:

General and Commercial Liability $1,000,000
Auto Liability (BI+PD) $10,000,000
Cargo $100,000