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Louisville Switching Blog

Ottawa Yard Trucks: An Efficient and Safe Option

Posted by Donald Robinson

Oct 1, 2014 1:04:00 PM

In the time it takes a typical semi truck to drop off a trailer, which is around six minutes and twenty-seven seconds, an Ottawa Yard Truck would have already moved three complete trailers. Is that the kind of increased productivity your company is looking for? If those statistics seem intriguing, consider these other features.

New Video: Road Tractor vs. an Ottawa Yard Truck

Posted by Donald Robinson

Aug 20, 2014 11:13:00 AM

Studies have shown that in the time it takes the driver of a road tractor to move one trailer, an Ottawa driver has already moved three trailers. What does this mean for your business? Increased productivity, less manpower, and lower operating costs.

Should I Lease a New or Used Ottawa?

Posted by Donald Robinson

May 8, 2014 10:09:00 AM

Is your business picking up and you find it's time to add another yard truck to your fleet? Maybe one of your switching trucks is not operational and you need to replace it. When contemplating adding another Ottawa Yard Truck to your business, it's best to examine your options to determine whether it is more beneficial to lease a new truck or a used one. Here are some of the advantages of leasing a full service maintenance Ottawa new and used:

Louisville Switching will See You at the Mid America Trucking Show

Posted by Donald Robinson

Mar 25, 2014 10:28:00 AM

Nearly 70,000 attendees and 1,000 exhibitors from across the country will come together March 27-29 at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, Kentucky for the Mid America Trucking Show (MATS), the largest annual heavy-duty trucking event in the world. This event is more than a tradeshow. It is an annual forum for the trucking industry and provides face-to-face interaction between industry representatives and trucking professionals.

Ask Chuck Blog Series: Can I Use Off-Road Diesel in My Ottawa?

Posted by Donald Robinson

Mar 12, 2014 5:49:00 PM

The resident "answer man" at Louisville Switching receives numerous questions every day about the functioning and inner workings of Ottawa Yard Trucks. Since Louisville Switching is your source for all things Ottawa, we started a blog series entitled, "Ask Chuck," to help answer some of the most commonly asked Ottawa questions. If you missed our last Ask Chuck blog by our Louisville Switching Service Manager, you can read it here

What We Can All Learn From A Restaurant in The South

Posted by Donald Robinson

Mar 5, 2014 5:42:00 PM

Real life experiences often change the way we approach life. They can also change the way we approach our business. I recently discovered that something as simple as unnoticed generosity can happen without many rules and not a lot of fanfare. While we posted this story on our blog several months ago, for me this is worth mentioning again. 

Download the Ottawa/Kalmar Owner's Manual

Posted by Donald Robinson

Oct 30, 2013 1:48:00 PM

New Call-to-ActionBuilt specifically for moving trailers around in yards for short distances, the Ottawa "purpose built truck" is best known for its maneuverability, time saving capability and potential to reduce exposure to workman's compensation injuries.

Ottawa Yard Truck Hydraulic Valve for Fifth Wheel (Part #90016497)

Posted by Donald Robinson

May 31, 2013 2:29:00 PM

The hydraulic system is powered by a power take off (PTO) which is bolted on the side of the transmission and is ran off the gears inside the transmission. The PTO has a hydraulic pump bolted to it with a shaft that has splines that fit into the PTO. The PTO hydraulic pump pumps fluid throughout the system and to the hydraulic valve.