• Buying, Leasing and Selling
  • Planning your Route
  • Managing Routes

The benefits really make a strong case for new – especially at TruckXpress. The biggest reason to go new is to get the equipment specification you want and need. The efficiency and performance gains with bigger pumps and tanks equals big profitability. Most fleet/truck operators are loyal to their truck brand, so start with the chassis, then front axle and transmission. Once your base is in place we’ll help you spec that dream tank with all the bells and whistles. TruckXpress here every step of the way to make that buying new is a dream come true.

Reality – truck financing isn’t unreasonable. Either way we break down the payments and makes it easier on your bank account. So weather you prefer to buy-out at the end of your lease or finance for the long haul, you’ll be making a smart investment. Without the right equipment, your business comes to a grinding halt. We make the buying process just as easy as the spec process. You end up with great terms, and the exact truck you need. It’s a win-win. Give us a call and we can discuss options that fit for you’re business.

Spec’ing out a truck properly depends on a wide variety of variables. You operate under unique conditions that can affect a truck’s requirements. Here are some things to have in mind:
  • - What’s the price you pay for waste disposal, how far away waste-treatment centers?
  • - How far apart are your customers?
  • - Have you considered increasing your tank size? Improving fuel savings and productivity?
  • - Are you looking to enter other markets (ex. Grease Traps)?
  • - What tank material do you prefer and why?
  • - Are you running automatic transmissions?
  • - Do you need a tilt tank with a full-open rear door?
  • - What do you like about your current truck?
  • - What don’t you like about your truck/fleet and wish it had (features)?

    Take look through all our product lines and current inventory for ideas, and then give us a call or email.

Go big — in terms of things like bigger tank capacity, big horsepower and a big powerful vacuum pump — definitely bigger is better. It allows pumpers to do jobs faster, which equates to higher profitability; it reduces strain on components; and enables you to do more kinds of work, which helps diversify your business base. Call or email us to find the best configuration for your pumping needs.

When you’re trying to do four or five jobs a day with a 2,200-gallon truck, you spend a lot of time going back and forth to the treatment plant. One or two extra jobs a day can be a game changer and also allows you to fight traffic on your own terms. This could also dramatically save on yearly mileage and fuel consumption.

On the other hand, smaller tank sizes can be ideal for more urban areas or places that are a tight fit or difficult to access.

Ultimately, it comes down to what makes the most sense for the way you do business. We can help you find a setup that will increase your pumping efficiency. And if you happen to need a size bump, we can get you out-fitted just as easy.

When payments on a new vehicle become cheaper than the maintenance of a current one, then you know it’s time to call us. With proper maintenance you can run a truck 10+ years until costly breakdowns start to impact your business. Clients don’t like excuses.

Many customers come to because their business model has changed or expanded and therefore the fleet must too. It’s important that your truck aligns perfectly with your needs – we get that. And that’s why every build is custom tailored to suit you.

It all starts by owning a truck that works great for you. That’s what we specialize in. All our trucks come standard with the creature comforts you’d expect in the twenty-first century. So we tell customers to spec the suspension and components that you’re most comfortable with from the start. We believe you’ll see a good return on all your add-ons especially air-ride. Aside from that, keeping the color and graphics tasteful will go along way when it’s time to sell. And a impeccable documented maintenance always goes well with high resale. Think its time to trade up, give us call.

  • DEFINE TERRITORIES - Divide and conquer. Create a mapping system that uses territories to help consolidate routes.
  • OPTIMIZE ROUTES - Creating routes that service several customers before emptying the truck increases efficiency.
  • ACCESS NEXT-DAY ROUTES - Adapt to last-minute changes and when the opportunity arises, start servicing customers on tomorrow's route.

Operators can have huge territories to service. It is best to consolidate customers, grouping them into smaller sections located near a central dumpsite. This will cut down on drive time and allow your operator to service more customers in a single day.

The best routes for your business will depend on a few different factors – where your customers are located, when they need to be serviced, and which size truck is needed for the job. Creating an efficient route will minimize the wear and tear on your truck as well as keep fuel costs and mileage down.

Planning ahead is a huge benefit to your company when it comes to creating the best route for your operators. Mapping out the week in advance will allow you to make last minute changes when faced with unexpected events such as: operator absences, out-of-service vehicles and new or changed jobs.

Taking specific details of the new job, such as travel time, tank size, and urgency of the job will help eliminate downtime in your operator’s routes. Creating the most efficient route for your operator’s will create an enjoyable working environment and cut down on frustration and long hours.

It is always better to run routes in a circular pattern rather than a zig-zag. However, you should be aware of trade-offs between distances in miles and distances in actual driving time. Be sure to take advantage of your driver's knowledge of actual driving time to pick the most efficient routes.

Good routes should avoid major traffic delays and rush hour congestion. The less time the driver spends between stops, the more profitable the route will be for you.

A good routes is designed with natural boundaries in mind. This helps minimize unnecessary driving time and delays.

150 miles per day should be the maximum driving distance per day to reduce driver fatigue and accidents.



  • Daily
  • Annually
  • Every 5 Years

Make sure to fill with fresh fuel and check the pump system oil. Also check the air filter, transmission oil and tire pressure. Finish by checking all of the hoses, suction and discharge valves as well as the pressure gauge.

In the midst of operation keep an eye on the vacuum gauge, relief valve on the secondary trap as well as the main valves and hoses. Always make sure oil is flowing to the vacuum pump during operation.

After every use drain the oil catch muffler and drain the secondary/trap scrubber.

Extensive maintenance checks are required after every five hours of operation. Check and wash the air filter in diesel fuel and inlet pre-filter, clean the oil tank, grease the jackshaft spleen and other joints. Also flush and grease the vacuum pump and pump drive line. Be sure to check the fittings and bolts around the truck and never let it sit idle for more than a month.

To assure longevity of truck, tank and pumping system it is key to make sure all moving parts are greased or lubricated on a weekly basis. Normal use causes metal to metal movement on cab and tank. If truck and tank are not properly lubricated it can cause improper wear and tear, decreasing the longevity of tank and parts.

Every 30 days check tank bolts to make sure they are torqued to the proper ft. lbs.

  • - Clean pump and container, refill with recommended oil.
  • - Older pumps need to be drained to eliminate condensation build up in tank, especially in colder climates.
  • - Replace air filter.

Every five years the vacuum pump should be overhauled, including the replacement of vanes to assure maximum pump efficiency.



  • License Requirements
  • Truck/Road Restrictions
  • Selecting Tank Size
You can find all the applicable state licensing and regulation guidelines by clicking on the links below:
The answer is YES!

A driver is required to have a current and valid DOT health card (medical examiner's certificate) if operating a vehicle that is (Minnesota):

  • 1. Any size, and operating for-hire in intrastate commerce, unless providing transportation described in MN Statute § 221.025, clauses 6, 10, 12, and 13;
  • 2. Any size, and transporting hazardous materials of a type or quantity that requires the vehicle to be placarded;
  • 3. Over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and operating in interstate commerce;
  • 4. Over 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight (GVW) or GVWR and operating as a private carrier in intrastate commerce;

A driver is required to obtain a CDL to operate any of the following vehicles (Minnesota):

  • 1. A single vehicle with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) of more than 26,000 pounds;
  • 2. A combination of vehicles with a combined GVW of more than 26,000 pounds; with a trailer of more than 10,000 pounds GVW
  • 3. Any size vehicle that requires hazardous materials placards
The answer is YES!
During winter months where the frost line is present you weights will be restricted:
National weight standards apply to commercial vehicle operations on the Interstate Highway System, an approximately 40,000-mile system of limited access, divided highways that spans the nation. Off the Interstate Highway System, states may set their own commercial vehicle weight standards.


  • Federal commercial vehicle maximum standards on the Interstate Highway System are:
  • Single Axle: 20,000 pounds
  • Tandem Axle: 34,000 pounds
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 80,000 pounds


When selecting the proper tank size the key factor to think about is the route in which the truck will be driven. Many urban routes have small streets and cramped spaces making larger trucks hard to maneuver so smaller tanks are necessary. But some jobs require larger trucks because of the number of restrooms needed to be serviced.


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