Thursday, August 13, 2015 By: admin

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Stenciling is an option on almost 100% of our products.  From barriers to delineators to traffic cones, just let us know what you need and we can let you know the cost.  Cost varies product to product, and if you need special options besides the standard stencil font or color we would have to quote you special.

Stenciling or hot stamping images is not easy, but we do have stickers that can be adhered to these products.  They are a weather resistant vinyl that come in full color.  Price depends on quantity and size of sticker.

This can be a great way to keep track of which traffic control products are yours, promote your brand and company name or just a way to personalize your products.  Contact us if interested!

Delineation Devices

Thursday, August 13, 2015 By: admin

Here we talk about three different types of delineation devices.  Delineation is basically the act of separating traffic or keeping traffic away from a certain area.  This can be important in toll booth lanes, parking lots, college campuses where you have foot traffic and pedestrian traffic and in a lot of other scenarios.

Parade Barricades are great for blocking off road ways and separating motorists from events like parades, food festivals and more.  They have a ‘friendly’ look than a typical orange traffic control device.  They also are longer and will cover a greater distance for each unit.

Ringtop Delineators are good for when you are separating traffic in parking lots, warning pedestrian of construction zones and alerting people that a working area is coming up.  These are very affordable, and portable.  The ring on top makes putting caution tape or plastic chain link fence through easy.

Vertical Panels…

Mounting Barricade Lights

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 By: admin

Most traffic control products are designed to accept barricade lights.  From Ringtop Delineators, A Frame Barricades to Traffic Drums these products all have holes specifically placed on the product to make mounting easy.  With that said, it’s important to know how big of a bolt is required for a given product.

For example, this Ringtop Delineator requires a 4″ long bolt in order to mount a light on, and most barricade lights come standard with 3 1/2″ bolts.  If you need these mounted for a job and don’t find that out until the day of, someone is going to have to run to Home Depot and avoiding that all together is always better.

Some products like the water fillable jersey barriers don’t have specific spots for barricade lights.  The best bet for mounting these is to get a ‘U Clamp’ which can be found at local hardware stores.  Sometimes you need to get creative and rig something up, but barricade lights can ultimately fit on plastic jersey barriers.

Barriers w/ Fence System on Top

Wednesday, August 12, 2015 By: admin

42 x 72 w/ Fence Panel

Occasionally we get requests for plastic jersey barriers that can accept fence on top.  It’s a little scary to think of selling someone a barrier and assuming the fence they have or plan to buy works with it without actually trying it out first.  This is why we like to sell fence system that we know work with specific barriers.

We have two barriers that accept fences.  The first is our 42″ x 72″ Jersey Style LCD 80lb Barrier that comes from Utah.  The fence that goes on it is 48″ tall x 71″ wide.  When you buy the fence system, it comes with all the hardware needed to get the fence installed.

The other barrier is our 36″ x 60″ Water Fillable Barrier that ships from PA or NJ.  The total height of the fence system for this barrier is 8ft tall.  All we need to know is the total area you are trying to cover with the barriers as well as your zip code and we can get you a full quote.

36 x 60 Barrier w/ Fence System

If you need any spec sheets on the barriers or fence systems please let us know!

How To Make Your Delivery Seamless

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 By: admin

When it comes to accepting a pallet shipment, there is a lot to know.  If you have never done it before it can be quite a lot to learn in a short period of time.  This is a quick recap on what you should be ready for.

Have the Necessary Equipment

Pallets are heavy, and drivers typically won’t unload the pallet off the truck for you without charging a fee.  The reason is because they expect you to have a forklift since pallet shipments are almost 99% business to business and the businesses typically have loading docks and forklifts.  All that is really needed is a forklift.  If you don’t have any equipment at all there are ways to still get the shipment but it becomes a lot messier.  Try to borrow a forklift from a local business if you can.

Be Ready

The truck drivers assume they are delivering to a location where someone is standing watch, waiting for a shipment.  In other words they expect a receiving department with someone waiting there during normal business hours.  For a lot of businesses we ship to this just isn’t reality.  Someone needs to have a heads up that the shipment is coming so they can grab a forklift and be on site.  We can request a courtesy call ahead – but they don’t always call.  We can request an ‘official’ call ahead in which case they have to call, but it will cost you (typically $50-$75).

Track the Shipment

We make it a point to send out tracking info on all our orders.  With pallet shipments, you will know the expected day of delivery and whether it is out for delivery or not, but you won’t know the time or window of arrival.  This can be important if you need to be set up to accept the shipment.  Typically right next to the tracking data is the local terminal’s phone number.  If you track the shipment by phone and tell someone on the line you need more details they can give you an idea if it’s expected to deliver in the morning, afternoon etc.  However this is only after the truck has left for deliveries for the day.

Provide Us With Delivery Site Details

Knowing if we are shipping to a residence, fire station, hospital or standard business can help us determine if you may need extra equipment or a call ahead in order to get the shipment with no issues.  If you have delivery hours it’s important we know them in case a driver shows up outside of delivery hours and has to come back and charge for a re-delivery.  If we are shipping to an army base with a gate that requires a code we would need to know this as well.