January 02, 2008 // Franchising.com // - With all the lip service given to the word sustainability, it is nice to find a company that is really doing something about pot holes, ruts and cracks. The Cart-Away Supply franchise is working to sustain streets, sidewalks and other infrastructure by putting building material delivery on a diet. "Sustainable Street pundits provide rhetoric while heavy trucks continue doing damage in our residential neighborhoods with every load" commented Monte Pardee with Cart-Away Supply.
The Oregon based franchisor of building supply stores focuses on delivery in small, light-weight trailers to reduce weight on neighborhood streets. These trailers are towed by contractors, home owners and others who are completing improvements in the community. "It doesn't make sense to send a 40,000lb delivery truck to deliver less than 5-yards of materials to a residential project" continued Mr. Pardee.
Cart-Away Supply stores provide ready-mix concrete and bulk landscaping materials that are all moved in the Cart-Away® trailers. As the name implies, customers purchase their material and then cart it away in the trailer provided by the store. Not only does this delivery method save streets, it also saves each construction project time and money in the delivery process.
Heavy truck damage is occurring everywhere that large trucks roll. Most community streets are built to standards developed in the 60's from AASHTO Road Test Data. The cumulative result of heavy loads on these road designs creates a situation that is a polar opposite of today's sustainability movement. In fact, the damage done by an 80,000# truckload is about twenty times as great as done by a common pick-up truckload.
If we desire to sustain streets and at the same time we want to improve our landscape, we must find better ways to deliver our materials. Cart-Away Supply's delivery method seems to better meet both needs. The solution to reducing the damage from heavy loads is to lower the weight touching the road surface. This is the objective of the light weight Cart-Away Supply delivery trailer.
All Cart-Away trailers are designed to carry less than 10,000# loads that are well within the AASHTO road design weights.
The Cart-Away Supply franchise system demonstrates respect for the roads in that are communities served. More communities need this type of service and this is why this opportunity is so timely. For additional information on sustainable delivery practices and the Cart-Away Supply franchise, go to www.cartawaysupply.com