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Welcoming Veterans Into Construction is a Win-Win Situation

Welcoming Veterans Into Construction is a Win-Win Situation

Veterans struggle to find jobs when they leave the military and return home. Making the transition from military to construction smoother and more seamless is a win-win situation. It not only helps our veterans find the stable jobs they deserve, but it can provide the industry with the skilled workers it is missing.

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Road Salt: How it Works and Road Salt Alternatives

Road Salt: How it Works and Road Salt Alternatives

Road salt is used every winter to help control ice formation on roads, parking lots, and sidewalks. In recent years, the environmental impact of salt has called for alternatives and replacements to road salt. Learn all about what road salt is and what salt alternatives are.

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5 Tips for a Successful Winter Season

5 Tips for a Successful Winter Season

The winter season presents a whole new set of challenges for snow removal contractors and business owners. Check out our 5 tips to ensure a successful winter season, from first snow fall to the last.

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Flooding Cities: Why Rising Sea Levels will Sink Florida

Flooding Cities: Why Rising Sea Levels will Sink Florida

The slowing of the Gulf Stream, melting of the ice caps and the warming ocean are causing ocean levels to rise every year. Because of it, Florida is going to flood and it’s beautiful attractions like Miami Beach could disappear. What does this mean for Florida?

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5 Keys to A Working Relationship With Contractors, According to Maintenance

5 Keys to A Working Relationship With Contractors, According to Maintenance

Contractors want to have a good relationship with building managers and maintenance crews. The first step in building this relationship is to understand what a successful working relationship looks like to them. Check out the 5 ways maintenance managers build successful relationships with contractors to understand their perspective.

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Telehandlers for Snow Removal

Telehandlers for Snow Removal

Telehandlers are an amazing and under-used type of snow removal equipment. Why are telehandlers a great tool for snow removal? Well, let us tell you.

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Tractors for Snow Removal

Tractors for Snow Removal

There are 4 key types of snow removal equipment that you need to know about. Put efficiency first this winter season and choose the best snow removal equipment for your job.

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Regenerative Agriculture: What It Is & Why It Matters

Regenerative Agriculture: What It Is & Why It Matters

Soil. Our world is literally built on it. Did you know that 1/3 of the world’s soil has been degraded due to agricultural practises like tilling, chemical use and and deforestation? Regenerative Agriculture is a movement in the Agriculture community that is working to save our soil.

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PPE: Safety 101

PPE: Safety 101

PPE is the best way to protect yourself, but both employers and employees don’t embrace safety equipment every day. This results in many preventable injuries and deaths every year. Choose PPE every time to get home safe every day.

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A Construction Safety Analysis: The Swiss Cheese Model

A Construction Safety Analysis: The Swiss Cheese Model

Safety in the construction industry has a long way to go to even as technology provides new safety tech and tools. The continual rise of workplace injuries in construction indicates a deeper, more integrated problem. The Swiss Cheese Model highlights the need to further integrate safety within the industry to really make construction workers safer.

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Supporting Working Parents in Construction

Supporting Working Parents in Construction

On National Working Parents Day DOZR COO Erin Stephenson explores the need of companies to do more to support the working parents they employ. Although flexible working hours may not be possible in the construction industry, there are many ways that the construction industry can do more to support working parents.

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My Name is Kevin and I Am Guilty of Mansplaining

My Name is Kevin and I Am Guilty of Mansplaining

Are you a mansplainer? I would have answered no, too. But here I am, recognizing it in myself and owning it. I own it so I can change.

DOZR CEO Kevin explores how being called out for mansplaining has changed him and how he interacts with both women and men in personal and professional situations.

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Going Local With The Rise Farm

Going Local With The Rise Farm

The Rise Farm. Believe it or not, The Rise Farm started from "one of those days". Those days when you feel the need to escape the hustle-and-bustle of modern life. After a long day at work, driving home in traffic, working at a desk, there is a longing that comes with...

Heat Exhaustion VS Sunstroke: The Facts

Heat Exhaustion VS Sunstroke: The Facts

Heat exhaustion and sunstroke are dangers that every person in the construction and labour industries face every summer. It’s important to recognize the signs of heat exhaustion and sun stroke. Learn how to respond to these symptoms and keep yourself – and your coworkers – safe.

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Tracked VS Wheeled Excavators: 6 Considerations

Tracked VS Wheeled Excavators: 6 Considerations

While wheeled excavators are becoming more popular, it is still important to choose your equipment based on the nature of a project and what the equipment needs to do. Here are 6 things to consider when choosing between a tracked and wheeled excavator.

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Wheeled Excavator: The Secret Weapon for Urban Construction

Wheeled Excavator: The Secret Weapon for Urban Construction

The wheeled excavator is a powerful, road friendly and cheaper to maintain than a tracked excavator. They are growing in recognition for their multi-use capabilities an efficiency as a piece of heavy equipment. AS projects in urban areas become more popular, the wheeled excavator will too. The fact that it’s also called a “Rubber Duck” is just a bonus.

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Networking: The Secret Sauce to Startup Success

Networking: The Secret Sauce to Startup Success

The relationship between the construction industry and the tech sector has strengthened as construction advances and adapts to new demands. Learning from the networking habits of the tech industry could be a key piece in driving the construction industry forward.

If you’re not networking, you should be.

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Autonomous Construction Equipment to Keep the Industry Moving

Autonomous Construction Equipment to Keep the Industry Moving

The construction industry is facing a labour shortage. How can the construction industry continue to build our world without workers? The solution could be in embracing autonomous construction equipment to fill the gaps. Embracing new technology could also attract the next generation of construction workers. Read all about it.

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How The Sharing Economy is Paving the Way for a Construction Industry Boom

How The Sharing Economy is Paving the Way for a Construction Industry Boom

Todd Buchholz wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal exploring the impact that companies like DOZR, Airbnb and Uber are having on inflation by building up the sharing economy. Kevin, CEO of DOZR, explores how the current state of the economy and this pattern of low inflation is paving the way for a construction industry boom.

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Pushysix Visits DOZR

Pushysix Visits DOZR

Scott Colclough is PushySix.  What do you get when you take the skills of an operator and combine it with an extreme passion for heavy equipment? You get Pushysix, a leading brand inspiring the next generation of heavy equipment operators, lead by the one and only...

Eliminate the “Off-Season”

Eliminate the “Off-Season”

Every business that relied on good weather or bid-and-tender work knows the struggle of the off-season. Learn how you can continue to earn money with your idle equipment all season long.

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6 DOZR Supplier Updates You Need To Know

6 DOZR Supplier Updates You Need To Know

As DOZR continues to grow and add more suppliers to grow our list of rental equipment, we are working to make the supplier experience as enjoyable as possible. We have updated a few things for our DOZR suppliers, and you can read about supplying heavy equipment here.

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10 Ways to Upgrade Your Holiday Work Party

10 Ways to Upgrade Your Holiday Work Party

As the holiday season rolls around, everyone loves to show their appreciation for the people in their lives. Here are some tips and tricks to make the people around you feel appreciated around the holidays.

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Lessons From Hurricane Michael

Lessons From Hurricane Michael

This terrible hurricane provided some insight into ways you can best prep for a storm. DOZR has put these together in a short blog so you know what to think about when the next storm approaches.

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Safety First: A Construction Must Do

Safety First: A Construction Must Do

Technology is so much more than smartphones and computers. The introduction of tech gadgets to the construction industry gives us new tools that can help keep workers safe. We are excited to be joining construction and technology together here at DOZR and believe that these two industries are key to the other’s success.

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1 Click Equipment Rentals

1 Click Equipment Rentals

Renting heavy equipment no longer involves calling a guy who calls a guy who calls another guy. Learn how the 1 click rental method on DOZR will change how you rent equipment forever.

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Win Bids and Rent Out Your Equipment

Win Bids and Rent Out Your Equipment

Are you having trouble getting your equipment rented on DOZR? Learn how DOZR suppliers can increase their chances to win bids and earn money by renting out their equipment.

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Derek Smith: Local Business Growth With DOZR

Derek Smith: Local Business Growth With DOZR

DOZR Customer Derek Smith tells us about his experience renting equipment and supplying his own equipment with DOZR. He tells us how renting and supplying with DOZR has helped to grow his business.

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Joe Works Smarter (Not Harder) With DOZR

Joe Works Smarter (Not Harder) With DOZR

Joe Francelji, CEO of UFC Contracting INC. Working smarter, not harder, is something all DOZR users try to do. DOZR sat down with Joe Francelj, CEO of UFC Contracting Inc, to learn how he appies this to his own business.   What kind of business do you run? UFC...

Getting Ready for Spring

Getting Ready for Spring

The birds are singing, the temperature is rising, and it’s time to get your equipment ready for spring. From circle checks to personal protective equipment, DOZR is here to help you get ready for the spring construction season.

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More Women Should Take the Entrepreneurial Plunge

More Women Should Take the Entrepreneurial Plunge

DOZR COO Erin Stephenson talks the talk about walking the walk. She believes that it’s time to start actively supporting women in powerful roles and encourages women to take risks. Female Entrepreneurs will change the world, and we need more of them.

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How Your Machines Can Pay For Themselves

How Your Machines Can Pay For Themselves

Did you know machinery and cars can spend up to 90% of their “life” sitting parked? Did you know you can get your idle equipment moving and earn some extra money?

Let DOZR help you put your heavy equipment to work.

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8 Reasons to Rent Equipment

8 Reasons to Rent Equipment

Deciding to buy a piece of heavy equipment is a big decision. If you are debating between renting and purchasing equipment, DOZR has 8 reasons why renting might be better for you.

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Get Your Equipment Winter Ready

Get Your Equipment Winter Ready

Winters can be harsh. Being prepared and taking the time to get your equipment ready can make all the difference. Don’t worry. If you’re not sure where to start in prepping your heavy equipment for the winter season, DOZR has a few tips for how you can start.

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Roombas Are Coming: Autonomous Lawn Mowers

Roombas Are Coming: Autonomous Lawn Mowers

Everyone loves a nice freshly cut lawn almost as much as they love a clean house. What if we cut out lawns the same way we roomba-ed our houses?
Autonomous vehicles for landscaping could be the future. And it could save money for neighbourhoods and households.
The Future is Near!

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How To Get Your Equipment Rented Out In A Hurry

How To Get Your Equipment Rented Out In A Hurry

You’ve taken the step! You put your equipment on DOZR to rent our to DOZR customers. There are steps you can take for you to help ensure your equipment gets rented. Make the most of your supplier experience.

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The DOZR Plan For “What If…?”

The DOZR Plan For “What If…?”

When people rent with DOZR, one of the first questions we hear is “what happens if something happens to the machine?” This question is important both to DOZR suppliers and DOZR customers. We answer that question here.

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Best Equipment To Rent Out In the Busy Season

Best Equipment To Rent Out In the Busy Season

With warmer weather comes new construction projects. There are a few key pieces of equipment that are the most popular this time of year. That means that these are the best pieces of heavy equipment to supply for a higher chance to earn some extra cash.

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Best Of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

Best Of CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017

Every three years, CONEXPO-CON/AGG takes the industry by storm. DOZR CEO Kevin Forestell reflects on his top highlights from CONEXPO 2017. It’s enough to get us excited for 2020.

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Top Questions About DOZR New Customers Ask

Top Questions About DOZR New Customers Ask

The idea of loaning your valuable tools to someone anonymously is intimidating. This is even more true when it’s a piece of equipment. Get your top questions about DOZR answered in this quick blog.

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Put Idle Equipment To Work

Put Idle Equipment To Work

Get your unused equipment ready to rent and off your yard. You may not want to work all year, but that doesn’t mean your equipment can’t be working for you.

Article Originally Posted in Construction Business Owner.

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Rent or Buy? A Farmer’s Dilemma

Rent or Buy? A Farmer’s Dilemma

If you are debating renting or buying heavy equipment, we understand. It’s a huge decision. We have a third offer. Another way which can help you gain access to affordable equipment.

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