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Maintain a Safe Environment with Social Distancing Signs
Maintain a Safe Environment with Social Distancing Signs

The worldwide impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been unprecedented. Here at home, restrictions are slowly being lifted and people are resuming everyday activities after nearly three months of lockdown.

In order to support our customers during this difficult time, Traffic Safety Direct pivoted to provide essential safety and social distancing-related products ranging from protective face masks to custom signs. As cities, businesses, and organizations reopen or prepare to restart, we are continuing to address their need to create and maintain safe environments for their customers, residents, and workers – both indoors and out.

Floor Graphics for Social Distancing
Floor Graphics for Social Distancing

At the start of 2020, many of us had never heard of social distancing and no one could have imagined that it would become an essential part of our daily lives. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it a priority for people across the country and around the world, and we think about keeping a safe distance from others each time we step out the front door – whether we are stocking up on groceries or taking a walk in the park with our family.

Safely Set-Up COVID-19 Queues with Traffic Cones and Delineators
Safely Set-Up COVID-19 Queues with Traffic Cones and Delineators

We are seeing increased demand for traffic cones and delineator postsbarricades, and various types of signage from hospitals as well as local organizations involved in setting up and managing coronavirus testing sites. Businesses and municipalities that have had to adjust their hours or limit car and pedestrian access to buildings, schools, parking lots, and parks because of social distancing restrictions are also in need of signs and safety products.

Ground Protection Mats for Heavy Equipment are Superior to Plywood
Ground Protection Mats for Heavy Equipment are Superior to Plywood

Creating easy access to and from project sites and a stable work area are critical concerns for many industries, including construction, landscaping, utilities and infrastructure. Ground conditions play a significant role, and the damp, muddy and uneven conditions caused by spring’s wet weather can result in projects being delayed or even halted.

March Madness: Free Snow Plow or Spreader Installation with Purchase!
March Madness: Free Snow Plow or Spreader Installation with Purchase!

As winter winds down in many parts of the country, snow removal professionals begin to take stock of the wear and tear on their equipment – and look for opportunities to save money on purchasing new plows and spreaders. Whether you want to upgrade or expand your fleet or need to replace outdated or worn out equipment, now is the time to shop for end-of-the-season deals.

When Is the Best Time to Buy a Snow Plow?
When Is the Best Time to Buy a Snow Plow?

At Plow Parts Direct, we are often asked, “When is the best time to buy a snow plow or spreader?” The obvious answer to this question is “Whenever you’re ready!” However, for those looking for great prices on snow and ice removal equipment, the ideal time to buy is at the end of the season.

It’s Not Too Late to Shop for Snow Plow Accessories
It’s Not Too Late to Shop for Snow Plow Accessories

Snow plows are designed to be tough enough to move anything from a few inches to several feet of snow. However, snow plow operators are human – and at this point in the season, you may be feeling the effects of working long hours under hazardous conditions.

Big Savings on Must-Have Snow Plow Parts
Big Savings on Must-Have Snow Plow Parts

Now that winter is in full swing, chances are your snow and ice removal equipment has been put to good use. Making sure your snow plow is ready for harsh conditions can help to prevent future damage and repairs. But even though you may have cleaned and serviced your snow plows, salt spreaders and trucks long before the first snowfall, normal wear and tear can take a toll.

LED Snow Plow Lights Enhance Safety
LED Snow Plow Lights Enhance Safety

Snow plows often perform in conditions of limited visibility. Weather conditions, time of day and the lighting systems on plow vehicles all influence the ability of the operator to see the roadway ahead. Lighting on snow plows must provide forward illumination for the operator as well increase the ability of other drivers to immediately recognize the plow. This is a critical safety measure since plows often move at slower speeds than other traffic during winter maintenance operations, which can be potentially hazardous to motorists who get too close.

How to Install a Western Snow Plow
How to Install a Western Snow Plow

With the official start of winter, the pressures that are inherent in running a snow and ice removal business tend to multiply. The last thing you want is to worry about is having issues attaching a snow plow to your vehicle. A mounting system that is  straightforward, accurate and simple to use and install is essential – whether you are a large commercial snow plowing operation or only engage in limited snow removal.