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Stenciling

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

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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!

Most people are surprised at the cost of traffic safety products.  They assume a traffic cone is $5 and a traffic drum can’t be more than $20.  The reason it’s more than most would imagine is because of the safety standards the products need to meet and the reflective sheeting that needs to be applied.  But the reason for this post is to help you save the most money possible on your next traffic safety purchase.  Here are some tips:

Buy In Bulk

If you purchase a few pallets of product three or more times a year, consider buying all at once.  For one you can negotiate a better price per unit when you buy in larger quantities.  Two, you save a lot on shipping.  For example, if you are shipping twenty traffic cones you will probably pay $4-5 per cone for shipping.  If you purchase one hundred cones it may be closer to $1.50-2 per cone for shipping.

Find The Nearest Manufacturer

Once you know who the nearest manufacturer is, you can begin to search for that brand of product.  A lot of companies (including us) drop ship our goods straight from the manufacturer.  If you are in New York find a northeast manufacturer then go from there.   Otherwise you may end up purchasing from a manufacturer in California and pay the freight cost to bring the product cross-country!

Manage Freight Costs

Freight can be 20% or more of the total cost of your purchase.  Be sure that whoever is shipping your product gets good freight discounts.  If the price seems a bit high and you are part of a big company/organization, there may heavily discounted shipping accounts that you can use.  Ask a higher up about any LTL (pallet shipments) or UPS/FedEx accounts your organization may have.  For us, we get great rates because we ship through the manufacturer’s account and they get large volume discounts.  But when shopping elsewhere, it never hurts to ask around.