New Trucks Boast Top Performing Engines and 7% Increase in Fuel Economy

Galasso Trucking Incorporated recently purchased two Detroit Diesel Cascadia DD15-Brochure.pdf - Adobe Acrobat ProEvolution Freightliner Trucks equipped with the industry-leading Detroit™ DD15® engine.

The DD15® engine delivers up to a 7% increase in fuel economy over previous models, and also includes improved engine electronics, including the Detroit™ Virtual Technician™. This onboard diagnostic system provides a technical snapshot to a Detroit technician for quick diagnosis, keeping drivers safe and allowing them to manage downtime more effectively.

“Galasso continues to update our vast equipment line to stay ahead of the pack in Over-The-Road Trucking.” says Steve Galasso, Fleet Maintenance Supervisor.

Other notable features of the DD15® engine include:

  • Proprietary Asymmetric Turbocharger – reduced weight and complexity; improved performance
  • Next-generation Amplified Common Rail Fuel System (ACRS™) – higher injector pressure for improved combustion control
  • Variable Speed Water Pump – reduces load on the engine
  • Fuel Filter Module – one less filter; extends service change interval to 100,000 miles
  • New Piston Design – friction-optimized for better fuel economy*

*Source: www.freightlinertrucks.com/Trucks/Models/Evolution/Performance/

How Galasso Trucking Incorporated and Goodyear Tires Are Teaming Up

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Galasso Trucking Incorporated is committed to providing efficient and cost-effective trucking and logistical services to each of its customers. One of the biggest expenses in the commercial trucking industry is the cost of fleet maintenance. To help its drivers get the most out of every mile out on the road, Galasso Trucking Incorporated has teamed up with Goodyear Tires to reduce the maintenance costs associated with its fleet vehicles. Here is a closer look at how Galasso Trucking Incorporated and Goodyear Tires are working together.

Developing a Tire Program
Galasso Trucking Incorporated has worked with Goodyear Tires to develop a tire program for all of its fleet vehicles. A truck’s tires are one of its most important features, and tire quality can affect the performance, safety, and efficiency of a vehicle. By developing a tire program with Goodyear, Galasso is able to ensure that each truck is equipped with the right tires for its specific driving requirements.

Performing Routine Maintenance
As a part of its tire program, Galasso is performing routine maintenance for all of its truck tires. Galasso’s technicians routinely inspect the tire inflation levels and tread wear on every tire in the fleet. By routinely inspecting its tires, Galasso is able to achieve the best driving performance from each truck.

Improving Reliability
To improve the reliability of all of its trucks, Galasso replaced each tire in the fleet with a brand new model from Goodyear. Galasso has also equipped its trailers with innovative Duraseal tires, which offers cutting-edge, anti-puncture technology.

For more information about the great trucking services that Galasso has to offer you, be sure to visit their website. The master riggers and expert truckers at Galasso will work closely with you to design custom logistics that meet the needs of your specific project. Call (718) 456-1800 to hear more about the great warehousing, rigging, and logistics service that you will receive when you work with Galasso Trucking Incorporated.

The Importance of Proper Crane Safety Training

Cranes are one of the largest and most dangerous pieces of equipment on construction sites. In order to keep crane operators safe, it is essential to provide proper crane safety training. To take a look at the importance of proper crane safety training, watch this video from Bruce Larsen.

At Galasso Trucking Incorporated of NYC, we provide all of our employees with complete and comprehensive safety training. When you choose Galasso for your rigging, trucking, or warehousing needs, you will feel great knowing that your project is in the hands of experienced professionals. To learn more about all of the highly rated services that Galasso has to offer you, call (718) 456-1800.

Recent Additions to Galasso’s Over-the-Road Fleet

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Galasso Trucking Incorporated is thrilled to announce some new additions to its over-the-road fleet. Galasso has added four all-new trailers and three brand-new lightweight spread axle high and step-deck flats to its total offering of vehicles. With these new additions, Galasso is able to provide expand its trucking service offerings for both local and national clients. Galasso’s new fleet vehicles are also equipped with state of the art automatic transmissions, which achieve a fantastic level of fuel efficiency. In addition, Galasso’s brand new flatbed trailers will expand the total capacity of the fleet.

To learn more about all of the quality fleet vehicles that Galasso has to offer you, be sure visit their websiteor call their offices at (718) 456-1800. Galasso Trucking Incorporated is thrilled to offer the greater New York City area with a complete range of top quality warehousing, rigging, and trucking services. Be sure to call Galasso today to hear how they can assist you with your next project.

How Galasso Trucking Incorporated and Goodyear Tires Are Teaming Up

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Galasso Trucking Incorporated is committed to providing efficient and cost-effective trucking and logistical services to each of its customers. One of the biggest expenses in the commercial trucking industry is the cost of fleet maintenance. To help its drivers get the most out of every mile out on the road, Galasso Trucking Incorporated has teamed up with Goodyear Tires to reduce the maintenance costs associated with its fleet vehicles. Here is a closer look at how Galasso Trucking Incorporated and Goodyear Tires are working together.

Developing a Tire Program
Galasso Trucking Incorporated has worked with Goodyear Tires to develop a tire program for all of its fleet vehicles. A truck’s tires are one of its most important features, and tire quality can affect the performance, safety, and efficiency of a vehicle. By developing a tire program with Goodyear, Galasso is able to ensure that each truck is equipped with the right tires for its specific driving requirements.

Performing Routine Maintenance
As a part of its tire program, Galasso is performing routine maintenance for all of its truck tires. Galasso’s technicians routinely inspect the tire inflation levels and tread wear on every tire in the fleet. By routinely inspecting its tires, Galasso is able to achieve the best driving performance from each truck.

Improving Reliability
To improve the reliability of all of its trucks, Galasso replaced each tire in the fleet with a brand new model from Goodyear. Galasso has also equipped its trailers with innovative Duraseal tires, which offers cutting-edge, anti-puncture technology.

For more information about the great trucking services that Galasso has to offer you, be sure to visit their website. The master riggers and expert truckers at Galasso will work closely with you to design custom logistics that meet the needs of your specific project. Call (718) 456-1800 to hear more about the great warehousing, rigging, and logistics service that you will receive when you work with Galasso Trucking Incorporated.

The Challenges of Hoisting a Rooftop Substation

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Rooftop substations can be extremely difficult to hoist, transport, and relocate in the New York area. If your company needs to relocate a rooftop substation in New York or surrounding areas, rely on Galasso Trucking Incorporated, a transportation and rigging company that has years of experience moving rooftop substations. In fact, Galasso Trucking, Inc. just recently moved a 35,000-pound rooftop substation full of electrical gear to the top of a 490-foot commercial building in New York City. Due to the layout of the building and the platform, the job could not be completed by crane, so Galasso Trucking, Inc. used scaffolding pipe to construct a lightweight gantry to relocate the roofing substation.

To find out more about the other heavy equipment relocation projects that Galasso Trucking, Inc. has been responsible for in the New York City area, visit our website and view our project gallery. To speak with one of our hoisting experts about your needs, call us at (718) 456-1800 today.

Galasso’s Solutions for Handling Back-up Power

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Hoisting and transporting large generators is not easy work. Fortunately, there is a company in the New York City area that has a proven track record of quality and reliability: Galasso Trucking Incorporated. In this article, we will review some of the previous times we have hoisted large generators.

2.5-Megawatt Emergency Generators
Galasso recently had a client who wanted a power generation system comprised of some of the largest and heaviest commercial generators on the market. We were responsible for delivering four 2500KW generators, each weighing more than 33 tons each, to our client’s building on the west side of Manhattan. After this, we hoisted the four generators to the second floor of the building, and even rigged them into the generator suite. Posing a unique challenge for our crew, the site was located just a few feet above three major NYC subway lines.

Backup Generator Replacement
When one of our clients needed to replace their backup generator, they called us to organize and execute the entire project. After removing the client’s old 17-ton backup system, we used a 150-ton capacity crane to place two 2-megawatt emergency generators, weighing 20 tons each, into the basement of the building.

Cobble Hill Emergency Generator
Recently a medical facility in Brooklyn hired us to coordinate the delivery of an emergency generator. We surveyed the route, determined which day of the week would be best for the job, and even coordinated with licensed arborists to perform minor tree pruning to ensure that the crane would fit on the street safely.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many property and business owners in New York City are investing in a standby generator. If you need Galasso Trucking Incorporated to help you with large generator hoisting in New York or surrounding areas, call (718) 456-1800 to get in touch with us. Visit our website in order to learn more about our hoisting, logistics, and transportation experience.

What Is Considered an ‘Oversize Load’ and How Can Galasso Help Transport It?

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Do you need to move large or overweight equipment in the New York City area? Galasso Trucking Incorporated has years of experience transporting oversized loads. Read on to find out more about what an oversized load is and how Galasso can transport it for you.

Unique Features of Oversized Loads
The exact definition of an oversize load is different in each city, but in general a load is oversized if it is considered too big to be transported on local roads. In general, oversize loads cannot be disassembled before being transported; they typically need to be moved as they are. Common examples of oversized loads include construction materials, construction equipment, and a mobile home.

Declaring an Oversized Load
In order to legally move an oversized load, the load carrier must obtain a permit for each state and city through which the load is transported. While an oversize load is being transported, it must carry a number of signs that say it is an oversized load. Sometimes, a small car will follow the oversized load to ensure that other vehicles do not get too close.

How Galasso Can Carry Your Oversized Load
Galasso Trucking Incorporated can handle every step in the process of carrying cargo that is over-dimensional, overweight, or both. We will verify the load, plan the route, and obtain the necessary permits. Galasso has a lineup of high-quality trailers and pilot cars, and a team of certified escorts and oversize load drivers. As we plan the transportation details, we will determine which of these vehicles and escorts will be needed to safely deliver your cargo to its destination.

To find out more about how Galasso Trucking Incorporated has earned a reputation in New York for excellence, professionalism, and reliability, visit our website today. If you have any questions about how we can transport your oversize load, call us at (718) 456-1800 and ask to speak with one of our transportation experts.

How Hard Hats Save Lives

If you have explored the New York City metropolitan area, you have no doubt seen construction workers on site wearing hard hats. These hard hats may seem unnecessary at times, but the reality is that they save lives. Watch the video to learn about the importance of hard hats from one man’s first-hand experience.

A few years ago as an employee in high-rise construction, Dave Fenton had a workplace accident. He was struck in the head with an aluminum joist weighing about 80 pounds after it fell 9 stories, or roughly 100 feet. Fenton was seriously injured, but less than four months later the doctor he was in good shape and ready to go back to work. Without a hard hat, Fenton’s doctor said, he would not be here to tell this story. To hear more about Fenton’s experience, watch the video clip.

At Galasso Trucking Incorporated, one of our first priorities is to plan and execute a timely delivery of your product, while ensuring the safety of everyone involved. Learn more about our company’s reputation for professional hoisting, trucking, logistics, and more by visiting our website or calling us at (718) 456-1800.

Rigging and Hoisting Solutions: Lifting Important Telecommunications Equipment

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Galasso Trucking Incorporated has the team and the equipment to handle a wide variety of telecommunications equipment. We have more than 65 years of experience working with high-value, fragile, oversized, and overweight loads. Read on to find out more about how our rigging and hoisting solutions will help you lift your important telecommunications equipment.

Conducting an Initial Survey
The first step in the process of lifting telecommunications equipment is assembling our team of professionals to conduct an initial survey. Our surveyors will go to your site and record a wide range of specific details. This information is brought back to our location and transferred into our computer aided design (CAD) software. Our estimators will look over the information and give you an accurate estimate of the cost of the project.

Calling in the Master Riggers and Professional Engineers
At Galasso Trucking Incorporated, our master riggers and professional engineers know how to simplify operations in order to save you money and ensure efficiency. With years of experience, our team is trained and certified to operate our equipment with the utmost concern for safety. We have a thorough knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations, and will take care of insurance documentation, building owner requirements, and permit expediting.

Relying Upon Cutting-Edge Equipment and Decades of Experience
Important telecommunications equipment that we have lifted in the New York area includes a 23,000-pound wireless telephone carrier shelter, telecommunication equipment cabinets, and structural support steel. Adding to our repertoire of experience, we have operated a heavy-duty crane meters away from active commuter railroad tracks in order to move a 30,000-pound telecommunications ground shelter.

To learn more about how Galasso Trucking Incorporated can lift your important telecommunications equipment, call us at (718) 456-1800 today. Visit our website to learn more about our rigging and hoisting solutions, and about our reputation in the New York area for safety, efficiency, and professionalism.