Roaming Fingers – A Story of A Childhood Sexual Molestation

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We have all had our “stories” to tell about our lives growing up. Some have had fun loving childhoods in which they had a stay-at-home mom, who had home baked cookies ready for them as soon as they walked in from school, clean clothes ready for the next day, and dinner simmering on the stove. Dads arrived home, everyone sat at the table and enjoyed the delicious meal that mom had prepared, and then while dinner dishes were being cleaned up, the kids could tell their dad about their day. Some had parents that encouraged them, helped them with their homework after supper, and enjoyed spending time with their kids before the next day started. You know, one of those “Leave It To Beaver” type of families. Then there were those who were minus one parents for one reason or another…usually divorce or death. Or what about those that lived with alcoholic or drug addicted parents who weren’t really “parents” at all. Their kids were basically were on their own, raising themselves, fending for themselves, and making the most of bad situations.

I don’t know why I am sharing this right now. I just feel led to let someone out there know that you are not alone! That you can live a normal life. I have been molested by 4 different men between the ages of 8 – 14. But, the LORD GOD Himself, brought me through this all. I have been been redeemed and washed clean by the blood of the Lord. I no longer have to live in life of my molestation taking charge over me any longer.

I was one of those kids who had my own “unique” circumstances when growing up. My parents divorced when I was 7, though my dad moved out when I was 5 ½. I was the oldest of the three of us. We moved to a small town to live closer to my grandparents, my mom’s parents. We moved from the bigger metropolis of Denver, CO, to the small town of Julesburg, CO. At first, when I was younger, I’d made my lifelong friend with the girl who lived across the street from my grandparent’s house. This was the summer before our 2nd grade school year. During the time, our lives seemed somewhat “normal” playing babies, or pretending to be teachers at school, or building ant farms…

But during my lifetime, many things happened that made me who I am today. I cannot begin to tell you what my life was like and do it justice! There are so many more stories I could tell you! For one, we moved and lived in 27 different places from the time I turned 7 – 18. I went to 11 schools in 12 years time. I think that that with us moving so often, I took with me idea that “I better make friends quickly, because sure enough we’d be moving and I’d have to leave.” I believe my sister took the theory that “why bother making friends because we were going to move anyway.” And my brother, well, being a boy, keeping a friend wasn’t that big of a deal, and he made friends fairly easy, but it wasn’t as big an issue for him as it was us girls.

When I was 8, my mom began dating a Japanese farmer in our area, quickly becoming engaged, with the last name of Kinoshita. As you can imagine, the 3 of us kids made quite fun of that name at the time by intentionally pronouncing it, Kin-O-Shit-A. Mean, weren’t we? Well this is the first time that I consider myself being sexually molested. After suppers, my mom would go to the kitchen to wash dishes at his house, and the 3 of us kids and her boyfriend would lie on the floor to watch some TV. Well her fiance’ would use this time to “rub my tummy.” Now I was 8, so needing my tubby rubbed after dinner seemed really weird to me, but I thought, okay, I suppose if this is normal? It made me uncomfortable, but my mom said he was only trying to be nice. Okay, so nice it was…I guess?? But then those tummy rubs, turned into “roaming fingers,” and climbed a little higher and a little higher. Soon my tummy rubs became chest rubs. Now mind you, I had barely started developing, but still had just enough that this made me incredibly uncomfortable! My mom had said that she really wanted this marriage because he was financially well off, and so each night that this went on, I tried to keep myself busy with homework so we didn’t have to lie on the floor and watch TV, but one way or another, he coaxed me in to it, and my mom had told us several times that she didn’t want this relationship messed up by us kids. So, I kept my mouth shut, until one day, on the way home from school, I let it all out to my friend. She went home and talked to her mom. I didn’t know what they were talking about, because her parents only spoke Spanish, so I didn’t think much of it. However, her mom, having heard what was going on, assured me that they were there for me, and that this was something that I had to talk to my mom about right away. So with my friend and her mom both sitting there, I called my mom and told her what had been happening. I don’t know much how was actually said between my mom to her new fiance’, but I do know that she broke up with him. However, my friend’s mom suggested that he be turned in to the police, but my mom said that it was pointless to call the police because “he was so rich that he can own the town, so no one will believe you anyway. It would be his word against yours,” she said. So, life went on as “normal.” Okay, normal as normal could be.

Then my mom found a younger guy who could come over in the mornings and stay with us, when she went to work at 6:00 AM at the truck stop, and he got off at 6:00 AM from working the all night shift there, and would come stay with the three of us kids for the day, as our “babysitter.” Oh he was fun, would make us breakfast, take us to the school or the park to play on the playground, and chase us around the house playing tickle monster. However, when he first got to the house each morning, instead of climbing in to my mom’s empty bed to sleep for a while, he would climb in to my bed with me. Why? Well there were those “roaming fingers” again. Except this time, these fingers roamed up, and then down. I was 9, and he was 21. What did I have at that age that was so enticing anyway?! I hadn’t even started physically developing yet for goodness sake!!! At any rate, this went on for weeks. I told my mom, but she she thought that since I had been through this with her ex-fiance’, then “it must me something I was doing to encourage these guys.” So, though he stopped watching us, I remember wishing him dead. I did. I couldn’t help myself. I just wanted him dead so he could never do something like this again! A couple of months later, while he was working at the electric company, and his partner decided to start drinking some beer on their lunch break. Well Curtis had climbed the pole to work on a specific wire that was causing them trouble, and was electrocuted. He fell from the pole, and his partner, having been drinking, wasn’t functional enough to give him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. I knew it was all my doing! I had prayed and asked for him to die, and he had. You see, it was all my fault…I had wished it, and prayed for that. I just knew it was my fault. I held on to that guilt for many, many years after that. Someone was dead and it was all my fault.

Then, we had a family friend, who we’d been friends with he and his wife for years. In fact, most times, we loved going over to their house. She was like an adopted mom to us kids, and we could convince her husband to come play games with us, read us stories, etc. You should have heard him read one of the Dr. Seuss books backwards! It was a riot! And it was a tongue twister reading it from front to back, let alone reading it back to front! And we used to love tricking him in to asking for Big Macs at Burger King! So, needless to say, we would go over to their house quite often. Usually though, I got the big bed with his wife because we always went to bed much earlier than he did, and he slept on the couch when we stayed, or in the spare bedroom. His wife would usually send me in to wake him when it was time for us all to get up each morning. That’s when those infamous “roaming fingers” would start roaming again. I was between the ages of 10 – 12 during most of this time. But, without telling my mom, (remember how she had decided the last time that I must be the one to enticing these “men,”) that sure enough, it must be something about me, and once again, I was at fault.

Well over time, we’d moved again like we had done numerous other times before, and so we didn’t see them as often as we had before. It was in the beginning of our 8th grade year, so I was in one school there in Jr. High, and suddenly we left CO and headed to good ole’ IA. My mom had broken up with a trucker guy she was dating, a real nutty guy who used to set up candles in a circle in our basement, and call on the spirits from the Mojave Dessert. So, we packed up as soon as we got home from school that day, took only our few very important possessions (and I do mean very few), and our cats, and loaded up a small little U-haul trailer, and off we headed out with no where specific in mind. My mom suggested IA, so off we headed West. We ended up in Council Bluffs and out of money. So, this is where we decided to stay.

Of course, we’d switched schools again, for the umpteenth time, and we started yet another school in Council Bluffs, while we lived in a one room cabin with 2 double beds, one bathroom, a crock pot to cook in and three cats. We started one school, but were the “poor kids” and didn’t fit in well. But, once again, we moved. This time it was a good thing. I was starting in the 9th grade, but at a completely different school. This school was much better, much more acceptable, much less judgmental, and critical, and we weren’t treated as “low class scum” here.

I was finally 14 at this time. My last year before I got to start high school. I was so excited! I was finally growing up, started wearing makeup, fixing my hair, and thinking about the big “B” word…BOYS!!! We were living in a house fairly near the school, so it was in walking distance. My mom was once again working at one of the truck stops nearby. But money was tight, so my mom brought a truck driver home to live with us to help pay the bills. Well this guy was 28. My mom worked the all night shift at the truck stop, and Terry would be home most nights, and on runs during the days for the most part. Well Terry took quite a liking to me immediately. Now mind you, I had just turned 14. My sister and I shared a bedroom, my brother had one to the left of us, and across the hall was Sue’s room (a girl/lady in her early 20s from Indiana), someone that Terry had found hitch hiking one day on his trip out-of-town, and brought to our house to stay with us too. So, that was one more person to help pay the bills. But, to get to the bathroom, we had to walk through a little hallway, and we had to go through Sue’s room to get there. Then to the left was the bathroom, and then to the right was Terry’s bedroom. My mom’s room was on the main floor. In between the bathroom and Terry’s bedroom was a second door. The door locked from Terry’s side of the room, but not from his room into the bathroom. Well at night, once Terry thought all of us kids were asleep in bed, he would come into my room, and once again, night after night, those infamous “roaming fingers” of yet another guy, would start their traveling. He would come in, with a condom on, already ready for whatever I guess he had hopes for. He would ask me to put on something “sexy.” I didn’t have anything “sexy” because I was 14-years-old, and “sexy” was not something I was thinking about at that point in my life. Heck, just getting my makeup to look good in the morning, and curling my hair before school was as “sexy” as it got. His fingers roamed places that I didn’t know existed. I used to pray, “Please Lord, let him think that I’m really asleep and go away tonight.” Or I’d pray, “Please Lord, let my sister wake up so that she’ll make enough noise or something that he’d go away and leave me alone.” He never got to the stage where we actually forced full fledged sex on me, but night after night, we went through this ritual. Night after night he would go back to his room, and I would disgustedly cry myself to sleep. Night after night I wished my sister would please just WAKE UP, just this once. But, she never seemed to, or so I thought, until many years later when I found out that she said that she was afraid to let us know that she was awake, because she was afraid he would come to her next. I can’t blame her for that. I wished I could pretend so he’d leave me alone too, but, that wasn’t the case.

Well one day Sue had asked me to go for a walk with her to talk. So, I did. She started telling me that Terry would come in to her room almost every night and do these “things” to her, ask her to “put on something “sexy,” and his “roaming fingers” would start roaming with her too. That’s when it all came out…I spilled what he had been doing to me as well. I pleaded and pleaded with her not to tell my mom because my mom would say, yet once again, that “it must be something I was doing to entice guys like this.” My fault again. Well Sue, knowing how young I was, ended up telling my mom after all. So, my mom went and confronted Terry. He told her that he did it to me because “He loved me soooooo much that he couldn’t resist wanting to make love to me.” Well my mom told him to pack up and get out of our house. We went to my mom’s friend’s house for a few days while he moved out and because they were one vacation and needed someone to house sit and care for their pets. So, we stayed there 3 nights and 4 days. Once we got back home, Terry was gone, and life seemed to go back to “normal” again. Sue and I felt such great peace having him gone. Then one day, about a week later, my mom said that she had to go to the truck stop because Terry wanted to talk to her about something. So, she left and was gone for several hours. When she came back, she said that Terry had convinced her that he really did do what he had done “because he loved me,” and she said that it was a small price to pay since he offered to help pay even more of the bills we had. So, she let him move back in to our house with us. For the first week or two, he was very polite, pulled out the chairs for me when we would sit down at the table, and insisted on driving me to school so that he could kiss me good-bye each day to “let people know that I was his.” At this point, I tried to convince myself that okay, maybe he did really love me, and that I should be proud and flattered that someone the age of 28 would like me, a 14-year-old teenage girl.

Well a few more weeks went by and things had gone back to the way they were. My mom would go to work all night, and Terry would once again come back in to my room at nights, with condom in hand, and his roaming fingers would once again, starting roaming up and down, up and down. The words he spoke made me sick. And every night, it was was same, I would sickeningly cry myself to sleep because I could no longer deal with this at my age, and I was supposed to be having fun in school, looking forward to my high school years, dances, proms, sports events, etc. But instead, I wouldn’t see a future at all. One day, I had had enough, and could no longer take it! I know my mom wanted and needed the money, but I couldn’t pretend that I was okay anymore. I wasn’t. I wanted to die. Yes, truly die! If it had not been for the Lord putting in my path a certain girl at school, who I quickly became best friends with, and my Science Teacher, whom I will never forget and always be grateful for, I might have ended it there. But, God obviously had other plans for me. Just when I thought that He had left me all alone, He provided me with a friend, and a man who not only was my teacher, but one who genuinely cared about me, who knew that I was going through something terrible at home, who gave me compassion, extra time when I just couldn’t concentrate on my assignments, and someone who could make me laugh. I needed that. It brought back hope to me that ALL men did not just want me for sex. That older men were not all perverts, and that God had put him in my life, as my teacher, just in the nick of time.

Today, by God’s grace, forgiveness, and compassion, I have been forgiven my the blood of the lamb, the Lord Jesus Himself. The person who died on that cross many, many years ago so that I might have life everlasting. The one who pulled me out of the darkness and back in to the light. The one who took away all my hurts and distrusts in men. I thank God that though I had to suffer through those awful times, that I came to learn that it was not my fault that the one guy had been electrocuted and died. That NONE of the things that these four men did to me as a child, were my fault.

To this day, my mother still says, “IF those thing really happened to Kelly, then I guess I should have protected her more.” IF those things happened? IF?!?! There is no question that they happened me! My sister once told her that she knows it to be fact because most times she was in the same bed with me, as we almost always shared a bedroom while growing up. I no longer expect that my mother will ever take any responsibility for what I went through. I know that now. I know that I have to forgive her so that Christ can forgive me for my sins. But it is truly, and only by the Grace of God Himself, that I am still here today. It is my prayer that maybe, just maybe, this testimony will help someone else who has been through something similar, or worse, that there IS hope in Jesus Christ. You are not alone. It is NOT your fault. Give it to HIM, as His shoulders are strong enough to take it from you and let you now walk freely in His love.

*Names of people have been changed to protect those others who were involved.

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We know our mechanic Hana always there to share her help for broken or sick cars and buses. But, when Hana hears troubled cars or buses on the road, how does she get to the site? That’s right – our pink car “Heart” is there to give rides to Hana. Also, there’s repair truck to pick up broken cars or buses.

Hana got on Heart the repair truck and rushed out! ‘Oh, no! I gotta get to the repair shop and get fixed.’ Press Hana to scan the broken car and check which part to be fixed. Mechanics like Hana always do there best to keep our cars in best condition. Let’s say thank you to make our driving safe!

Tayo car game is very fun and easy! Pewdiepie loves this game too, you know?

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Meet the weekly Tayo’s Little Theater here!

TAYO IS REAL?! Watch more episodes of Tayo in Real Life

Learning for kids – Children can learn about jobs, good habits, colors, numbers, alphabets, insects, cars, buses and more!

Here are the BEST episodes of Tayo the Little Bus

Do you know how many character at Tayo and how they became friends? Here are 10 episodes of them! 🙂

Watch “Color Song”

With special musical casts, Tayo brought special sing-along series. Kids favorite music show on YouTube is right here.

You still haven’t watched The Tayo Movie: Mission Ace?

Watch more Tayo’s Toy Adventure

Check out more Tayo Nursery Rhymes on our channel.
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Tayo’s Sing along show is popular music show on YouTube. You can sing along and dance with Tayo’s favorite music!

Watch more Tayo Sing along show season 2 here

You can watch Color Songs, Wheels On The Bus, Five Little Ducks and many other songs just like LittleBabyBum, CVS 3D Rhymes, and ABCkidTV, ChuChuTV Nursery Rhymes & Kids Songs in Tayo YouTube Channel! Do you like PJ Masks from Disney Junior? Tayo is just like PJ Masks stories – come and watch daily lives of our little buses and their adventures! You can always watch Tayo’s Full episodes in English, nursery rhymes; sing along show, music, games and more! It’s surprising and fun and not to mention educational!

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Fraudulent Acts by Auto Repair Shops

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There are a number of ways you can protect yourself when you drive or operate a motor vehicle. One way is to protect yourself from auto repair scams. Good auto shops can make sure that your car runs smoothly without trying to scam you out of your hard-earned money. Some of these shops implement different tactics to attempt to defraud you or your auto insurance provider. In fact, Americans lose millions of dollars every year to bad or extraneous auto repairs, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Types of Auto Maintenance Shop Scams

Shady maintenance shops can try a number of tactics to try to get you to pay more than you should for repairs to your vehicle. Ways they could scam customers include:

  • Adding on unnecessary charges to your bill
  • Performing unnecessary repairs
  • Using old or defective parts
  • Performing bad or defective repairs
  • Hooking clients with specials and then performing unnecessary and expensive maintenance

If you are the victim of these kinds of scams, your life may be in danger if you drive a badly repaired vehicle. You could also risk paying more for insurance because of the high charges and unneeded repairs. This is why it is important to ask your insurance company to suggest their preferred repair shops located near you. This can save you time and stress whenever your vehicle needs repairs.

In addition to avoiding car repair scams, having reliable insurance is vital to your financial security. If you or a loved one needs great and affordable auto insurance, speak with a knowledgeable insurance agent today to discuss your policy options.

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Hints for Basic Roof Repairs

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One household project that can seem frightening and expensive is the idea of ​​doing your own roof repairs. Whether you have major damage to your roof, or just need new gutters and shingles, repairing your own roof is a daunting task, but is something you can actually do on your own. You'll just need to know how. Of course, for major repairs, you may need to call in a contractor to help. There are also some things you can do to improve the longevity of your roof.

For instance, inspecting your roof a few times each year will let you see problems before they get bigger. If you have a few loose shingles, or gutters that are on their way to needing replacement, you can catch them early. Preventative maintenance can keep you from paying a lot for larger roof repairs later. Be sure to make your roof inspections in the spring and early summer, or in the fall. During this period, it's not too hot on your roof, but it's also not icy.

Never climb on your roof under the direct heat of the summer sun. Warm shingles will loose their coats as you walk on them, shortening their useful life. Check your flashing for problems, and fast down loose or warped pieces. Use nails made of the same metal as the flashing when possible, as this predictions corrosion. Those with chimneys should check out the area where the chimney flashing meets their roof. Gaps caused by shrinkage of the cement and tar should be repaired with the same type of sealant. This keeps your roof from developing a leak near the chimney.

If you see a bulge in your flashing, a simple roof repair is to place a piece of wood on that area. Hammer the wood to flatten the flashing, rather than hammering the flashing and shingle directly. If this does not work, there may be water damage in this location, causing the wood to swell. These cases require replacement of the damaged part of the roof.

If you see problems with your gutters, do not be tempted to fix them while you're on the roof. This is a common way to fall off the roof's edge! Instead, note the locations that are a problem, get a ladder, and deal with them from the ground. Apply a protective coating to your roof to reduce the heat from the sun and improve its lifespan. There are a number of different types of roof coatings, but one of the most common is the albedo coating. Used in areas with a lot of hot, sunny weather, they bring surface temperatures down by as much as eighty percent. This extends the life of your roof by blocking UV rays, and keeps your home cooler. If you have a metal roof, other coatings can be used to prevent corrosion, keeping your roof in good shape longer.

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Choosing a Truck Driving Job Part III – How Your Family and Lifestyle Will Affect Your Choice

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In part one of our series, Choosing A Truck Driving Job Part I: Factors That Effect All Companies, we talked about different factors and considerations which will affect your experience at any company you go to work for, including:

  • The Elusive “Best Trucking Companies” and the Mythical “Perfect Trucking Company”
  • Competition and Politics Within Each Trucking Company
  • Different Divisions Working Together, or at Times, Working Against Each Other
  • Competition Within The Company

In part two of our series, “Choosing A Truck Driving Job Part II: You and “Your People” Are The Most Important Factor”, we talked about surrounding yourself with the right people, understanding factors that affect the freight you’ll be getting, and things you can do to put yourself in the best position to succeed, including:

  • Be very patient
  • Communicate well with your company
  • Prove yourself as a driver first, ask favors second
  • Learn to understand your company and the trucking industry in general
  • Surround yourself with the right people
  • Get to know the right people
  • and many more….

Now, in part III, let’s begin talking about how you should choose a truck driving job based on your personality and preferred lifestyle.

First let’s start with your lifestyle. Are you married? Divorced? Do you have children? Do you love adventure? Would you like to travel extensively and see the country, or have you already had that chance and would prefer to stay near home?

Home time is one of the most important considerations you should make when choosing a truck driving job. There is one point I can not stress enough – if you have a family of your own, please, please, please don’t take an over the road truck driving job where you are gone for weeks at a time. It’s been done by thousands of truck drivers over the years, and is being done by thousands today, but the stress it puts on every member of the family is enormous and is simply not necessary. There are tons of opportunities in the trucking industry to make good money and be home at least every weekend, and sometimes even every night. Countless numbers of families have split up because of the time they spend apart. I certainly don’t want to see that number grow.

Even for those who have a family, regional truck driving jobs can be stressful, but I think it can be done – at least for a while. But it will definitely test your relationship with your spouse, and with your children. Ideally you would like to be home with your family everyday, but often times your financial situation dictates that you get a really good paying job, which you may not be able to find with a local company. Be forewarned though, even a regional trucking job will be a HUGE test of your family’s strength, not to mention the fact that you will miss out on so much of your family’s lives.

What if you’re married, or in a serious relationship, but you don’t have any children? There are a lot of couples that travel together. In some cases, both are drivers and share the driving duties, and in other cases only one drives and the other helps out in other ways like with navigation, phone calls, paperwork, and a variety of other duties. But again, be forewarned – the inside of your truck is the size of a walk-in closet and you two will be together nearly non-stop 24 hours a day, seven days a week. I don’t know if you’ve ever tried to share a tiny space with another person practically ever minute of every day but it is not easy. At best it will take a lot of getting used to, and at worst you will be at each other’s throats at times. Some couples can handle it, many can not. Often times the only way to find out is to try it. But if you do decide to give it a shot please don’t give up your home or apartment right away. Wait a few months. If you can handle it for maybe three months then you should be ok. Often, though, both parties are glad that they can travel together sometimes, and at other times one person can stay home to give themselves a break and to take care of other responsibilities. There really is no easy answer for this type of situation. It’s a matter of trial and error.

Now when I started driving I was 21 years old, hadn’t traveled too much, had never been married, and had no children. The idea of traveling all of the time and living in the truck sounded awesome, and it was! The better part of my first 9 years of driving was over the road. I would stay on the road for weeks and sometimes months at a time. I just totally loved it! It really suited my personality and lifestyle perfectly. I was able to give up my apartment, my vehicle, and just let the money pile up in the bank. I usually found myself driving a lot during the week and having a lot of free time on the weekends to entertain myself. I’d go to bars, sporting events, concerts, and do the “tourist thing” like in Las Vegas or New Orleans. It was spectacular!

So your first consideration should be home time. But please be honest with yourself. Don’t convince yourself to do something that deep down inside you probably have some serious doubts about. If you have a family, please try to find a job with as much home time as possible. If you absolutely NEED to make as much money as possible, at least for a little while, then try to formulate a solid plan that will get you out of your money crunch and into a position to take a job with more home time as soon as possible. I’m telling you, too much time away from home can ruin a family. Try to avoid it.

In the next part of this series, we will talk about the difference between working at one of the larger trucking companies, versus one of the smaller trucking companies. I’ve worked at companies with over 5000 trucks, I’ve worked at one with eleven trucks, and everything in between. There are some major, major differences between them and we’ll cover them in detail next.

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A Day in the Life of a Crown Service Technician: Ryan in Dayton, Ohio – Kansas City Trailer Repair – By USTrailer.com

A Day in the Life of a Crown Service Technician: Ryan in Dayton, Ohio

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Crown’s service technicians bring expertise and dependability to our customer’s lift truck repair and maintenance efforts. Only Crown’s service technicians have access to the latest updates, repair information and call center. See how Ryan is ready to respond to our customer’s needs and learn why he chooses to work for Crown.

About Crown Equipment Corporation
Crown is one of the world’s largest material handling companies with a reputation for award-winning product design, advanced engineering and technology, and superior after-sale service. Crown’s business philosophy utilizes vertically integrated processes to design, manufacture and distribute forward-thinking, innovative solutions that improve customers’ productivity and operating efficiency. Crown produces a broad range of forklifts as well as automation and fleet management technologies.
The company’s global headquarters is located in New Bremen, Ohio, USA, with regional headquarters in Australia, China, Germany and Singapore. Its employees number more than 10,000 worldwide. Crown operates a service and distribution network that exceeds 500 retail locations in over 80 countries. To learn more about Crown’s ideas for helping customers advance the productivity of their operations, visit crown.com.

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Clean the Sludge From Your Vacuum Truck Tank!

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Sludge left in the tank of a vacuum truck reduces its storage capacity and becomes increasingly difficult to remove the longer it remains. If left sitting for a long period of time or during low temperatures during the winter season, sludge can become even more compacted within the confines of the storage portion of the vehicle. Though cleaning may seem to be daunting and difficult work, there are several methods for clearing out these undesirable contents from that underground storage receptacle.

  • Through the Manhole – Generally, vacuum trucks come equipped with what is known as a top and a rear manhole, both of which are used to access the interior of the tank and to remove sludge build-up.
  • Vibrator – If a vacuum truck comes equipped with a fitting, or if one is installed, a machine known as a vibrator can be attached to the fitting. Once it has been secured, the vibrator sends a series of strong vibrations throughout the tank, which aids in breaking up the sludge by loosening it from the interior surfaces. After loosening the contents, water can be inserted through the top manhole while the vehicle is parked on a slope to remove the loosened contents. The parking angle must be sufficient enough so the waste can drain through the rear manhole.
  • Adding Water – In the event that the vacuum truck that does not support a fitting for the vibrator, there is another method that works in a similar fashion. Water can be added to the tank contents and the vehicle driven around with the water still inside. This allows for the water to loosen the waste by being tossed around by the natural truck vibrations caused while being driven on the road. The rougher the road, the better.
  • Sharp Rod – Another more direct approach requires the use of a sharp rod and the two manholes. Using the top and rear manholes, one worker jabs at the waste until it is loose enough to be removed. Depending on the amount of waste and how compact it is, this may be a difficult task to complete and requires a great deal of physical labor. It would be better to loosen a little sludge, add water and drive around, then dump the result, repeating the process as often as necessary to remove all the sludge.

Waste Dumping Laws

Whatever method to clean the tanks is chosen, the dumping of waste material must comply with the laws of the state and local municipality where the material is being disposed. Illegally disposition of waste can lead to problems for both the vacuum truck company and the environment.

There are several methods that can be used for cleaning the portion of a vacuum truck that holds the waste material. Regardless of the method chosen, workers must protect themselves and the environment by following any state or local laws before disposing of the contents of the vehicle’s holding receptacle. Cleaning any accumulated sludge from a vacuum tank allows for more holding capacity and helps keep the vehicle from developing more serious problems with further usage!

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Registry repair tools are extremely popular programs that are proclaimed to help boost the speed of Windows and make it run without any many common errors. However, if you're looking to use one of these tools on Vista you need to be sure that you have the right one that's going to help improve your system in the best way possible. We've been using these tools for several years and have found one cleaner which is extremely effective on Vista.

The best registry repair tool for Vista is the one that can fix the most errors from this system, in the most effective way. There are a lot of programs out on the Internet which claim to work well on this system, but unfortunately, only a few of them do. The problem is that since Windows Vista has many unique settings and features, a lot of registry cleaner tools are actually unable to identify many of the files that are specific to this system. This is a major issue as it leads many registry cleaner tools to delete files that Vista requires to run, leading your system to run slowly and with a lot of damage. Only the registry tools that are maintained by professional companies (who have the resources and skills to make their programs work well) are able to work flawlessly on Vista.

Registry repair tools can be used to speed up your PC and stop errors. However, the only way they are able to do this is to scan through your computer and fix the largest number of errors that your PC has. There are a lot of tools which are not capable to fix many errors inside your system, especially on Vista, making them extremely ineffective. In order to get the most out of a registry cleaner on Vista, you need to make sure that it's able to fix the most errors on your PC and do it in the most effective way, storing backups along the way.

The best registry repair for Vista is a tool called " Frontline Registry Cleaner ", which is extremely reliable and effective. This tool has been around for several months but is already extremely popular with Vista users because of the way it's able to fix the most errors inside this particular version of Windows. Many people are downloading this tool because it has a junk file remover and an effective registry scanner inside.

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An auto repair sale is a popular topic with most shop owners. One million dollars seems like a magic number for a lot of shop owners. They’re either struggling to hit it, or they’ve made it and now they want two million or three million. Whatever the goal, fantastic auto repair sales performance is really quite simple (not always easy, but simple). To achieve outstanding auto repair sales performance you have to consistently do four things.

1. Listen carefully to the customer and quickly build rapport and relationship.

2. Ask for the largest possible sale while offering the greatest perceived value.

3. Get the work done. Quickly and correctly.

4. Lock the customer into a long-term relationship with your shop; repeating steps one, two and three at least three times per year.

In step one the key is quickly. To sell one million dollars (or more) in a year, everything is going to have to happen FAST! The rapport building process doesn’t have to take a long time. You can build a strong connection with a new client very quickly just by getting them talking about themselves.

Question: So, how long have you lived here?-What kind of work do you do?-How long have you owned the car?-Where’s your favorite place to go on vacation?-Tell me about your kids/pets… All these questions get the customer talking about themselves and give you plenty of opportunity to identify and comment on common points of interest or experience. None of this takes more than a few minutes, but during this process the vital process of trust building is occurring.

In step two, the key is asking for the LARGEST possible sale. Fear stops most salespeople from asking for the large sale. Instead they convince themselves that the customer will only accept a much lower figure; a figure that they (the salesperson) are comfortable with. This is why I spend so much time in the Advanced Service Writer Sales Training Class working on the closing question. The closing question is the key to overcoming the fear. With it memorized and practiced the fear subsides and the service writer is able to ask for much bigger sales than ever before. I’ve seen this tool add more than $300 per RO to a shops RO average. It is that POWERFUL!

The first two steps are pure auto repair sales step. Step three is a management step. The first two steps are all about the service writer controlling their actions. Step three requires them to motivate and lead someone else to action. The best way to do this is MBA “Management By walking Around”. It simply means you can’t forget about a ticket once it’s in the hands of the tech. You have to get out in the shop regularly (usually every 5-10 minutes on a busy day) and make sure that the work is moving forward. You have to quickly remove any obstacles to success such as parts problems, bad attitudes, or unexpected difficulties with the repair. This is a vital and often overlooked part of auto repair sales.

In step four we’re back to sales. The biggest missed opportunity in most shops is the opportunity to commit the customer to their next visit while they are checking out from this visit. All you have to do is tell them when their next visit is and most people will say ok. Notice I didn’t say ask them when they could make their next visit; I said tell them when their next appointment is. The key is assuming that they are going to return and doing them the favor of scheduling this. I teach several simple techniques in the Advanced Service Writer Sales Training Class that make getting this commitment very easy, simple and natural.

So, there you have it, the four simple (not necessarily easy) steps to selling one million dollars (or more) in service. If you consistently follow these steps the million bucks is yours! An auto repair sale isn’t difficult if you know the steps and have the tools.

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