1-800-SWEEPER Blog

Feb 7, 2019

“Sweeper of the Year” Awarded by Pavement Maintenance Magazine to Contract Sweepers & Equipment


People, Pride, Purpose: The Glue that Binds Team Members at Award-winning Company

Employee “buy-in” to understanding how the company is run, and ultimately the profitability of Contract Sweepers and Equipment, started in 2004 when a 100% employee buyout of the company from original owners was initiated.

Originally developed to help explain what conversion to an ESOP – an Employee Stock Ownership Plan – meant to all employees, Contract Sweepers & Equipment’s management developed the “People, Pride & Purpose” campaign.

“We were trying to explain the ESOP to our folks in a way that was simple, meaningful and frankly marketable,” Kesselring says. “We needed them to understand what we were doing and why we were doing it.”

And today, with over 100 people working at the award-winning company, Contract Sweepers & Equipment makes it a point to make sure all those people are healthy and feeling part of the team.

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Jan 31, 2019

Can Electronic Vehicle Inspections Save Time or Money?


Before sending your sweeper operators out on the road, it has become mandatory to have the driver perform a physical inspection of the vehicle before his or her shift begins.

An inspection confirms vehicle safety and identifies any required maintenance issues. A beginning-of-shift equipment assessment also helps the driver and equipment manager confirm that all systems are working correctly from lights to sweeping components. These inspections have traditionally been completed as a paper checklist and stored in a drawer.

Recently, Matt Dziak, the Content Marketing Manager at Fleetio, published a Vehicle Inspection Checklist: A Guide to Smarter, More Efficient Inspections. Fleetio is a 1-800-SWEEPER Vendor Partner that provides a unique customizable vehicle inspection, repair logging and maintenance notification software.

Although the software was generic at start and could apply to almost any type of fleet of vehicles, 1-800-SWEEPER Partners have been developing and fine-tuning a version specific to the needs of sweeping service contractors.

As Matt’s article points out, drivers can only complete daily vehicle inspection forms as quickly as they can assess vehicles and write. If a maintenance issue pops up, more time is added as the driver writes or draws a description of the failure. The same issues apply to post-trip inspections and identification of issues that came up during a shift as well.

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Jan 30, 2019

Introducing the 1-800-SWEEPER App!


By leveraging mobile phone technology, the 800 App improves customer service and speed of interaction between our partners and customers. The 1-800-SWEEPER App is another way 1-800-SWEEPER differentiates itself from others in the power sweeping industry.

Download the 1-800-SWEEPER App today!

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Jan 2, 2019

Join Us at National Pavement Expo 2019


NPE will be here soon and we’re going back to Nashville! This year, the conference is February 27 – March 2, 2019 at the Music City Center in Nashville, TN.

Every year, the National Pavement Expo is a great opportunity for you to connect with Vendor Partners who are part of our Buying Group. It is also a great showcase to introduce new, potential Partners and Affiliates to the incredible benefits enjoyed by over 50 other independent sweeping companies who are part of the ONLY co-op in the power sweeping industry – 1-800-SWEEPER.

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Dec 26, 2018

Important Tech Tip: Be Sure to Claim Ownership of Your Business on Google My Business


This important tech-related blog post is brought to you by NetTrack Marketing, our digital marketing vendor partner.

When searching Google for restaurants, retail stores, contractors, or other local service providers, you may have noticed that results often include specific business listings along with a map, and in many cases, reviews for each listed business. Depending on the search, you may have even noticed more prominent business listings showing images, logos, and open hours for each of the locations being listed.

All of this information is the result of Google gathering and showing information specific to individual businesses, through a program that they call Google My Business.  Because Google is always trying to improve the relevancy of their search results, Google My Business listings are becoming more-and-more prominent and important for locally-based searches.  For this reason, it is extremely important that you take ownership and optimize your company’s profile in Google My Business.

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