Are you planning a road or construction project in Florida?
Want to make sure you make the right choice when it comes to aggregate sourcing and hauling?
In this article, you’ll discover several things to keep in mind during your search.
Let’s start with the heart of any construction or road project.
Finding Affordable Aggregate Suppliers
With aggregates being both a literal and figurative part of your job’s foundation, their cost can add up quickly.
This is especially true whenever you’re also dealing with:
Rising fuel prices
High construction volume in a given area (supply vs. demand)
Labor costs adding up, either factored into a supplier’s prices or in terms of payroll hours being spent on finding the right source at the right price
At T. Disney Trucking, clients love having a one-stop-shop for fill material, aggregates, and transport anywhere in Florida.
As for keeping things affordable?
For a lot of projects, we leverage the hundreds of supplier connections we’ve built over the last 40 years.
In other cases, we produce our own recycled crushed concrete in Tampa, Florida.
In either scenario, this means we’re able to help our clients get competitive rates for countless types of fill material and aggregates.
As an added bonus, operating in Florida for three generations allows us to help you properly source the ideal aggregate(s) for each project.
Going The Distance: Why A Trucking Company’s Location Matters
As you know, the industry moves and changes quickly.
When considering your trucking options in Florida, ask yourself:
“If I hire this trucking company, where within Florida can they haul?”
“Where is their location relative to my job site?”
“If we need new or additional materials, how long is it going to take to get here?”
As great as it would be for each project to be nothing but sunshine and rainbows, the reality is life can (and often will) happen:
Your deadline might shift for any number of reasons.
Someone might have ordered insufficient materials and now you’re short
You might need to source more fill material or aggregate last-minute
If you aren’t working with a trucking company that has the stability to handle any size problem, anywhere in Florida, the ripple effect can be massive.
Wasted time and labor, project delays, upset clients – the list goes on.
At Disney Trucking, we’ve learned to anticipate things like this “just in case”.
In fact, many times, our 40 years of experience has allowed us to quickly react to things a client was too busy to anticipate on their own.
It boils down to us having:
Our trucking company’s yards and/or offices in three Florida locations (Tampa, FL; Fort Myers, FL; and Williston, FL)
A network of more than 1,000 drivers throughout the State of Florida
24/7 availability and the stability to handle any size need
Make Sure Safety Practices Are Priority, Not A Marketing Cliche
Human safety aside, the fines for safety violations at a construction or job site can get pretty hefty.
OSHA.gov released its latest memo on January 8th, 2021.
For “serious” or “other-than-serious” types of violations, the penalty is currently $13,653 per violation.
That goes to $13,653 for each day the issue isn’t resolved (“failure to abate”).
And the cost of a “willful or repeated” violation will set you back a staggering $136,532 each time.
The bottom line is this:
In addition to simply caring about our drivers’ safety, we recognize our actions and behavior can impact your job site as well – everything from your crew’s safety to avoiding insurance or safety violation conflicts.
That’s why safety protocols are at the heart of every aspect of T. Disney Trucking’s trucking and aggregate hauling services, including:
Mandatory monthly meetings to review all safety measures and procedures
Inspecting each truck before and after each day’s shift
Requiring drivers to pass random drug tests, insurance checks, and maintain a valid license
Ensuring the proper PPE is being used at all times, and so on.
In fact, we maintain one of the highest possible ratings with the Federal Motor Carrier Association!
Rapid and Reliable Communication Are Key
We believe effective communication spills over into every part of your project.
It ensures everyone is on the same page so that what you’ve been told is going to get done actually gets done.
It allows projects to move as smoothly as possible and reduce the risk of late deliveries and the ripple effect mentioned earlier.
And of course, it just makes for a better overall experience for everyone.
There’s a bit of a cliche in the trucking industry that drivers can be a little, well, “less than professional”.
Character isn’t always easy to judge upfront. However, we’ve been fortunate enough to maintain a roster of drivers who are friendly and easy to approach.
Although it wouldn’t be the end of the world, we realize that a driver’s (or dispatcher’s) demeanor can cause its own “ripple effect”.
If someone is hard to deal with, it creates stress and tension within the working relationship.
That stress and tension can cause irritation that dampens morale and performance or creates a distraction that could cause all sorts of problems.
Speaking of dispatch, rest assured that when you work with T. Disney Trucking to transport aggregates, each of our dump trucks has its own dispatcher.
They stay in constant communication to ensure your load reaches its destination safely and on-time, wherever in Florida it’s headed.
Your Search For A Florida Trucking Company Can Be Solved Right Here
It’s no secret you have endless options for trucking companies throughout Florida or any other state you would look.
The real question is whether you’re getting a company that offers stability and can check each of the “boxes” above.
Those two things alone are what has made Disney Trucking one of the longest-standing, premier trucking companies to deal with.
Let us save you time (and wasted expense) by serving as your all-in-one aggregate sourcing and transport solution.
No matter what size project you have coming up, contact us today or request a quote to see how we can help.