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  • TERRACED DRAIN FIELDS - SELF BALANCING

    TERRACED DRAIN FIELDS – SELF BALANCING

    Please click on the link below to access a pdf file:

    Pressure Bubble Self Balancing

    Or watch a short video showing the setup:

     

  • WELCOME TO PREMIER PLASTICS INC. (video 3 min.)

    WELCOME TO PREMIER PLASTICS INC. (video 3 min.)

    Please watch our video above “Welcome to Premier Plastics”.
    Thanks to Sustainability Television – info@SustainabilityTelevision.com

  • CHEMICAL RESISTANCE TABLE (pdf)

    CHEMICAL RESISTANCE TABLE (pdf)

  • CSA CERTIFICATION - SEPTIC TANKS (pdf)

    CSA CERTIFICATION – SEPTIC TANKS (pdf)

  • CSA/NSF CERTIFICATION - WATER TANKS (pdf)

    CSA/NSF CERTIFICATION – WATER TANKS (pdf)

  • CERTIFICATION - WASHINGTON STATE SEPTIC TANKS (pdf)

    CERTIFICATION – WASHINGTON STATE SEPTIC TANKS (pdf)

  • ENVIRO-SEPTIC TREATMENT TECHNICAL DATA

  • ENVIRO-SEPTIC CERTIFICATIONS & MORE (pdf's)

    NSF & BNQ Certifications, Compliance & More (pdf’s)

  • DEMAND STORAGE RETROFIT FOR LOW YIELD WELLS

    DEMAND STORAGE RETROFIT FOR LOW YIELD WELLS (pdf)

  • FIND THE RIGHT TANK (text + pdf)

    FIND THE RIGHT TANK FOR YOUR NEEDS

    Premier Plastics Inc. manufactures CSA / NSF certified polyethylene water and septic tanks in a wide range of styles and sizes for you to choose from. To help you find what plastic tank suits your needs, we have outlined some basic points to consider when making a decision.
    If there is something you are not sure about, ask a Premier Plastics Expert.

    ABOVE GROUND OR BELOW GROUND

    Will the tank be placed above ground or be buried? Tanks for burial are ribbed or shaped to resist the pressure from the ground around it. Underground tanks are rated by the maximum depth of earth cover allowed over the top. Lightweight fill such as styrofoam boards of bark mulch could be used if the required depth is over the maximum (consult our factory).
    The level of ground water, frost line, depth of bedrock, and backhoe access are also considerations when installing tanks underground. Above ground tanks are designed to withstand the pressure from the water sitting inside the tank.
    Poly tanks must always be vented to atmosphere.

    SIZE OF TANK

    Your actual tank size will be based on:

    • Usage needs per day or month for household, gardening, car washing etc.
    • Source of water and reliability of supply i.e. from rainwater, creek, well, water district or truck. The longer the period with no or reduced supply, the larger the tank must be to serve your needs during these times.
    • The best location and space available for your tank. Also, how will you get the tank into place? Polyethylene tanks are bulky but are relatively light weight. As a very rough guide, for the purpose of handling, polyethylene tanks weigh approx. 0.2 lbs. per gallon depending on size. Do you have vehicular or marine access, steep slopes, planted areas, trees, pathways or outbuildings to consider?
    • Your BUDGET. Can you plan on leave room for future expansion?
    • The size of your home if you need a septic tank. Septic tanks in British Columbia are sized primarily by the number of bedrooms. Sizing in other jurisdictions may be by the number of bathrooms or number of people. A State or Provincially registered sanitarian, registered on- site wastewater professional or your local environmental health authority should be consulted when planning onsite sewage systems.

    STYLE OF TANK

    Each style of tank has its own best suited application:

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    VERTICAL WATER TANKS
    These tanks are vertical cylindrical in profile and are also the most commonly installed in the market place. Generally, these are the most economical in terms of dollars per gallon.

     

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    BOX TANKS
    These tanks are for spaces with limited headroom such as crawlspaces and under decks. The low profile also allows moving into place through narrow openings. In tight spaces a floor panel could be installed above access lids. The tanks are designed to lay flat and not be placed on their side unless properly braced against bulging. Consult the factory if this is your only option.

     

    TT-1400TAPER TANKS
    Used for applications that require completely open top access, such as fish rearing or chemical mixing. The tapered side allows multiple tanks to nest together for shipping economy.

     

    SL_340SLIMLINE TANKS
    A specialized tank for very narrow vertical spaces (18” or 22” wide) or when clearance in front of the tank is limited. The ‘holes’ in the design prevent the sides from bulging when filled.

     

    RAINDROP TANKS
    A slim, low profile tank for low headroom or narrow spaces –inside or outside space. Will pass through a 36”’ wide doorway. Uses include storage and re-pressurization of water supply from low yielding wells to regain flow rate during periods of peak demand during the day, rain water harvesting, and for standby storage to suppress small fires.

     

    CONE BOTTOM TANKS
    Designed for sediment collection or granular material. The tanks require a steel/fiberglass floor stand for support.

     

     

    LT130LEG TANKS
    Leg tanks can provide the maximum storage volume in a rectangular low headroom space. They are also a convenient way to transport water by pickup truck or trailer from a public utility. Uses include spraying, pressure washing or portable fire suppression. The smaller sizes can be positioned crossways in a truck box to leave room for other equipment or supplies. Keep in mind the weight of the water you are transporting and the hazardous effect of water moving around a partially filled tank.

     

    UT_35_100UTILITY TANKS
    Utility tanks are vertical cylindrical in profile and are specifically designed for 30” or 36” door opening access. The larger sizes are used for standby fire suppression where there is no municipal supply.

     

    CIS-500CISTERN TANKS
    These are tanks installed below ground for water storage. There are a number of styles and sizes. These are SuperTanks, Saturna Tanks, Fat Albert Tanks, Submarine and Moonlander styles. Check the maximum bury depth for each size.

     

    STS-900DSEPTIC TANKS
    These tanks are designed for partial or below ground installation. Styles according to size are SuperTanks and Saturna Tanks. Styles of septic pump out tanks and trash tanks are SuperTanks, Saturna Tanks, Fat Albert Tanks, Submarine Tanks and Moonlander Tanks. Gravity powered septic ‘FLOUT’ dosing packages are installed in four sizes of heavy duty Leg Tanks. Check the maximum bury depth before making your selection.

     

    TANK COLOUR

    Colour is used for esthetic or identification purposes. Vertical water tanks are either black or dark green. Some sizes are available in either colour. When used outside these colours are less noticeable and limit sunlight penetration. The natural polyethylene we use has a built in ultra-violet light stabilizer against sunlight. Most, smaller tank sizes are natural white. Typically, underground water tanks (cisterns) are blue, septic tanks are yellow. All pigments used (except yellow) are CSA/NSF certified for drinking water.

     

    Find the Right Tank (pdf)

  • FLOUT AIR/WATER INTERACTION TESTS (pdf and videos)

    FLOUT AIR/WATER INTERACTION TESTS (pdf and videos)


    Self venting with smaller field: 0.46 min.

     


    Separate Air Vent larger fields > 1.12 min.

     


    Squirt height and residual head readings. Steady state trapped air in transport pipe > 1.42 min.

     


    System drainout > 0.23 min.

     

    Squirt height and residual head readings > 0.55 min.

     


    Shallow grade transport pipe. Trapped air limits residual head > 1.22 min.

     


    Vented transport pipe purges air to deliver higher residual head > 0.09 min.

     


    Flout Test Air Water Interaction May’2012 > 1.54 min.
  • FLOUT DOSING PIPING AND PERFORMANCE

    FLOUT DOSING PIPING AND PERFORMANCE

    Dosing System Hook-up
    Bypass air vent around septictank filter
    Guidelines for use with GRAVITY 2017 Performance Program
    Concept Diagram Data Inputs Type A
    GRAVITY 2017 Worksheet Example

    For access to the Live Application, please fill out the form below.



  • FLOUT PERFORMANCE GRAPHS AND TABLES (pdf)

  • FLOUT DOSING SYSTEM DISCUSSION (pdf)

  • FLOUT DOSING SYSTEM PICTURES (jpg)

    FLOUT DOSING SYSTEM PICTURES (jpg)

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    Flout-Dosing-Tank-Kelowna640x280
    Flout-South-Slocan
    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
    Nanaimo-Field-1-again
    Flout-Pressure-Dosing
    OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
    Flout-Dosing-Tank-Hook-up-Filter-Bypass-Vent
  • FLOUT DOSING SYSTEM PROJECTS (videos)

    FLOUT DOSING SYSTEM PROJECTS (videos)


    Kootenays System with Drain Rock 0.20 min’

     

    Kootenays Double Flout to D-Box 0.05 min’

     

    4 outlet Flout in Box Tank 0.55 min’

     


    Video Flout pressure dosing 0.27 min

     


    Terraced Pressure Dosing Nanaimo 1 – 1.23 min

     

    Flout Video Gabriola Island 0.25 min

     

    Flout Dosing Demo Video 1 52 sec

    Flout Dosing Demo Video 2 80 sec

  • FLOUT DOSING TEST DATA AND DISCHARGE PROFILES (pdf)

  • FLOUT DOSING TESTIMONIALS (pdf)

    FLOUT DOSING TESTIMONIALS (pdf)

  • INSTALLATION - ABOVE GROUND TANKS

    Installation – Above Ground Tanks

    Above Ground Plastic Tank Installation

    WHAT BASE IS REQUIRED?

    • A firm, level base that is continuous under the entire tank is required.
    • Base can be sand, fine gravel, clean dirt, cement or properly supported and closely placed planks.
    • Pebbles larger than half inch should be removed.
    • Ensure the tank has not settled and remains vertical after filling.

    CAN A PLATFORM BE USED?

    Yes, however, the tank bottom must be continuously supported, e.g. with two layers of ¾ inch plywood nailed to a suitable support structure. In the interest of safety, an engineer should be consulted.
    NOTE – Weight of water is 8.33 pounds per US gallon or 10 pounds per Canadian gallon

    HOW HEAVY ARE THE TANKS?

    • For a rough guide, the weight of above ground tanks is obtained by taking the gallon size and dividing by five. E.g., a 1000 gallon tank will weight approximately 200lb.
    • For underground tanks, take the gallon size and divide by three.

    ARE THEY EASY TO HANDLE?

    • All tanks can be moved by pick-up truck or trailer.
    • Polyethylene is a very resilient material and damage is unlikely to occur during careful handling and transportation.
    • Extra care must be taken in extreme cold weather because the tank will be harder and more brittle.

    CAN I PUT PRESSURE IN THE TANK?

    NO! Polyethylene tanks must be open to atmosphere or vented at all times. They can be used to provide a head of water by mounting at a higher elevation but cannot be subjected to any external pressure source. Use a float valve on the inlet if necessary.

    WHAT ABOUT ALGAE GROWTH?

    Algae growth is promoted by light penetration into the tank. Algae growth can be reduced by locating the tank away from sunlight and choosing a darker tank colour and by disinfection.

    CAN THE TANKS BE BURIED?

    • Tanks are manufactured specifically for either above ground or below ground use.
    • Above ground tanks have smooth sides and are for ground level mounting only. They can, however, be dropped into the ground to a depth of 20% of the tank height to reduce the above ground profile.

    WHAT FITTINGS COME WITH THE TANK?

    • Most above ground water tanks are fitted with a 1 inch or 2 inch female threaded pipe connection at the bottom and a 16 inch access cap at the top. Access caps have breather valves that let air in
      and out as the water level changes. Your local plumber or plumbing store can help you with
      making the proper connections.
    • Check that bulkhead drain/outlet fittings are tight onto the tank. The lock nut on the fittings has a reverse thread to prevent it coming loose when tightening external connections.
    • To prevent risk of stripping, hand tighten threads several turns to make sure threads are lined up. Check for leaks when the tank is filled and tighten just enough to stop any leaks. Excessive tightening may strip the pipe threads or crack the bulkhead fittings which will then have to be replaced.
    • Additional connections for inlet pipes are added separately to customer requirements.
    • For approximate pipe sizing refer to Pipe Sizing Chart.

    DOES SUNLIGHT AFFECT THE TANKS?

    • Over time, exposure to sunlight causes the plastic to harden which makes it more prone to cracking if the tank receives a heavy blow.
    • All Premier Plastics tanks are impregnated with an ultraviolet inhibitor that slows this hardening effect.
    • Darker colour or black tanks will generally last longer.

    WHAT ABOUT COLLECTING RAIN WATER?

    • Collecting rainwater is an excellent way to bridge periods of short water supply.
    • A filter basket should be used to screen out leaves, twigs, and debris coming from the eaves troughs.
    • Water for drinking, cooking, and dish-washing must of course be boiled or disinfected.
    • Clean rainwater can be used for large volume uses such as toilet flushes, laundry, showers, washing vehicles, and watering the garden.
    • Water levels can be checked using a ‘Pneumatic Dipstick’ level gauge from Premier Plastics.

    HOW LONG IS THE WARRANTY?

    • All above ground tanks carry an eight year warranty, however, you can expect many more years of service.
    • All underground water tanks and septic tanks carry a ten year warranty. Polyethylene will virtually last forever underground.
    • Complete the warranty form and return to Premier Plastics Inc.

    ARE THE TANKS SAFE FOR DRINKING WATER?

    • YES – tanks are manufactured from food grade polyethylene and meet specifications contained in FDA regulations 21 CFR 177.1520(c)3.1, NSF Standard 61 and CSA 6861-05.
    • Maintaining the quality of water in the tank is of course your responsibility. Information on water quality can be obtained from water supply companies, well drillers, or public health departments. Factory tanks are clean but not disinfected.
    • Small particles of polyethylene may be found in the bottom of a new tank. These occur when cutting holes for fittings, and will float to the surface when filled or can be vacuumed out.

    WILL I NOTICE A DIFFERENCE IN TASTE?

    • To keep the water fresh, your piping should be connected so that incoming water is always flushing through the tank.
    • Water that has been sitting in any type of vented container for a period of time will develop a ‘flat’ taste. This is because air in the water has been lost. This can be partly overcome by half filling a closed vessel and shaking it vigorously to put air back in.

    HOW WILL A STORAGE TANK HELP A SLOW PRODUCING WELL?

    • Many people are experiencing reduced flow rate from their wells. Well pumps are usually sized water “on demand”, i.e. If your bathtub fills at 5 gallons a minute then the well must produce water at 5 gallons a minute for the time the bath is running.
    • A storage tank allows short periods of high demand to come from the tank and not directly from the well.
    • A family using 400 gallons per day would need their well to produce no more than 400 gallons over 24 hours if a storage tank is used. On average, a well needs only to produce half a gallon a minute every minute for 24 hours to supply the family.
    • A common practice is to dump a truckload of water down a slow producing well. If water deliveries were put into a storage tank no loss from seepage would occur, resulting in cost savings.
    • Sizing and system layout can be obtained from your local well driller.

    WHAT HAPPENS IF MY TANK FREEZES?

    • It is unlikely that a partially full tank will split. The walls will swell under the pressure of ice. A tank will start to freeze only during extended periods of cold weather.
    • Piping should be protected or drained during freezing weather because the smaller volume of water in the piping will freeze more readily and may split the pipe. Refer to a contractor familiar with these conditions.
    • If freezing is a concern, the tank can be insulated with a waterproof insulation or put in an insulated shed.
    • An underground tank offers the best protection from freezing. It will also keep the water cool in the summer.
  • INSTALLATION - UNDERGROUND TANKS (pdf)

    Installation – Underground Tanks (pdf)

  • PARTICLE SETTLING RATES IN STILL WATER (pdf)

    Particle Settling Rates in still water (pdf)

  • PIPE SIZING FOR FLOW FROM ELEVATED WATER TANKS (pdf)

    PIPE SIZING FOR FLOW FROM ELEVATED WATER TANKS (pdf)

  • PROGRAMS - FLOUT DOSING / PUMP SIZING / RAIN STORAGE (pdf)


    EXCEL PROGRAMS – FLOUT DOSING / PUMP SIZING / RAIN STORAGE (pdf)

    –  All Easy to Use, Very Fast and no Fees.

    GRAVITY 2017

    Performance Evaluation for ‘FLOUT’ Gravity Powered Pressure Septic Fields. (Type A)
    Graphic Introduction Sheet
    Guideline for use
    Sample Worksheet

    QUICKSTEP 2017

    Effluent Pump Sizing for Septic Fields Elevated Above Level of Septic System. (Type B)
    Graphic Introduction Sheet
    Guideline and Sample Worksheet

    RAIN TANK

    Storage Tank Size Optimization for Rain Water Harvesting Systems. Includes Monthly Weather Data.
    Graphic Introduction Sheet
    Rainwater Tank Sizing Example
    Guideline and Sample Worksheet Year CAN
    Guideline and sample worksheet Year US

    To have a Live Application sent to you, please fill out the form below.

  • PUMP CHAMBER DRAWDOWN CAPACITIES (pdf)

    Pump Chamber Drawdown Capacities US Gallons (pdf)

    Pump Chamber Drawdown Capacities Imp. Gallons (pdf)

  • SCROLODEX - PRODUCT LISTING (pdf for cell phones)

    SCROLODEX – PRODUCT LISTING

    Convenient link to our product listing (pdf document) for quick & easy reference:

    CAN SCROLODEX PRODUCT LISTING

    US SCROLODEX PRODUCT LISING

    On your cell phone, create a quick link to the CAN SCROLODEX PRODUCT LISTING or the US SCROLODEX PRODUCT LISTING page or download to file.

     

  • TESTIMONIALS - SEPTIC AND WATERTANKS (text + pdf)

    TESTIMONIALS – SEPTIC AND WATERTANKS

    R.D. – Lake Country, BC

    “Hey John, nice picture of my site. That was a good job. It turned out very well”.

    J.J. – Sequim, WA

    “The Flout dosing system works great. The Installer was very impressed with how easy it was to install and the Owner was happy with the cost and no electricity. I will use this product every chance I get.

    We ended up with 5’ of residual head (3’ of squirt height out of cap)

    Here are some pic’s

    Thanks for everything,”

    D.R. – Powell River, BC

    “Attached are the two photos showing the squirt height from my first installation of a flout chamber. As you can see in the one photo the squirt height is greater than 24 inches. The chamber is hard to see but is located just behind the pickup about eighty feet from the field with a height above the field of about 4 feet. It works great. Thanks”

    S.C. – Denman Island, BC

    “Just wanted to tell you I designed a system around the flout for the Affordable Housing  Association here on Denman and it worked like a charm. Your worksheet worked well and the dose pressured up the field evenly for about 3 minutes. I called the person who will be living in the house, he went and saw the squirt test and was impressed with the whole idea of dosing with no electricity as he is the one who will be paying the bills!
    Cheers and thanks,”

    T.P. – Canton, OH

    “We actually chose the option with the 2” transport  pipe without the vent, instead of 3”.  It worked just as the tables predicted.  Thank you very much!  You took the mystery out of the design.  As far as the State Health Department is concerned, Rebecca Fugit oversees the sewage program at the state.”

    B.S. – Nanaimo, BC

    “Here are the pictures from the Prospect Road project. Thanks again for all your design help. As you know, I was skeptical as to the function and design of this new technology, but I was extremely impressed with how it turned out, and the incredible squirt height that it provided. I will be using this method of pressurizing a septic field on my next available sewage system design.
    Thanks again for all your excellent help.”

    D.P. – Quadra Island, BC

    “Thank you John. The install went very well. (I haven’t installed the counter yet.) Easy to set up and it works great! It’s a marvel. I am now officially your biggest fan!”

    S.C. – Hornby Island, BC

    “50 orifices at 3/16”, 7.5’ from top of dosing tank to field, 51’ of 2” PVC total transport. When I did your worksheet, it all seemed like it would work and it works really well!”

    L.M. – Vacaville, CA

    “So the flout did function with a 7-foot residual score as expected then it might have been an airlock so with that vent standpipe we were to mitigate that problem, got our final inspection to pass and are on the second flout install which will be going in next week. In another jurisdiction I will be specifying the same setup on a hillside project and hope to get a second order in to you before the holiday rush”

    T.L. – Kelowna, BC

    “Had a 24in squirt at project with about a 5ft head. Can email pictures later.”

    D.P. – Quadra Island, BC

    “Everything worked great! Still can’t believe how simple it is and how much it saves the customer. Sent a video along I thought you might like. Thanks again for all your support. And by the way, I pulled the manager and assistant manager at Andrew Sheret out to look at your tank and give them the big sales pitch. I’m working for ya.”

    B.R. – Vernon, BC

    “The Flout did exceptionally well. I may be giving a talk to the membership at the WCOWMA AGM.”

    I.R. – Thetis Island, BC

    “I have tried the flout program you sent me previously on a couple systems, one is constructed and it worked well for that.”

    D.P. – Quadra Island, BC

    “So here is the squirt test on my job that you and I discussed. Worked just as you said. The black ring on the shovel handle is 2’ off the ground. It still amazes me. (Even though I didn’t hoop and holler this time)”

    B.E. – Kootenays, BC

    “I used the spreadsheet Gravity Powered Pressure Dosing System Calculator for the pressurized system and it works very well. I got it from the website. Thanks again.”

    R.D. – Lake Country, BC

    “It was good to see you again John. We like your products and will continue to use them.”

    J.H. – Vancouver, BC

    “I had occasion a few days ago to require a very small plastic part that I had difficulty finding in various outlets in the Vancouver area. I received mostly disinterest at those centres which I visited because either they didn’t care or didn’t know. I would guess the former.

    As a last resort I discovered Premium Plastics and received assistance from John Richardson, the president no less who had far bigger issues to deal with than the trivial problem I presented, that made absolutely no difference, John patiently helped me as though it was a thousand dollar transaction. That treatment was more important to me than the part I obtained, although I needed it badly. Incidentally John gave me, not sold me the part

    W.S. – Silverton, BC

    “Hello John, Today I got the Water Tanks delivered. I am so happy with the work you did. Everything is exactly as we talked and better. Thank you very much.”

    K.W. – Eastsound, WA

    “My home has six of your VU 2340 storage tanks, which I have been very happy with.  I am wanting to add another two tanks to increase our storage capacity and wondered how best to purchase them in the US.”

    B & M – Bowen Island, BC

    “We were in yesterday and we just want to say thank you very much. The tank is in and we are extremely impressed with the service you gave us, and Sam as well. Thank you so much for your time. Everything is exactly what we asked for and there couldn’t be a better customer relations organization than you guys have, that’s absolutely wonderful and we really do appreciate it. Thank you.”

    P.C. – Cranbrook, BC

    “On behalf of the Mountain View District Camp Committee, we would like to sincerely thank you for your donation towards our camp. It is with donations such as yours that we will be able to complete the camp for all our adults and youth to enjoy for years to come. Thank you again for your generosity and thoughtfulness.”

    P.J. – South Slocan, BC

    “I don’t have any concerns about Premier’s products. But as you know, I’m a fan and satisfied customer. It is the only brand of tanks I use in my designs.”

    S.R. – Cranbook, BC

    “Thanks very much for your Partnership with Emco as it makes a difference dealing with a great company and with great products. Our customers buy from us for the service we provide with you folks’ help and support.”

    T.S. – Winlaw, BC

    “Thanks for your great products and support. Love those tanks. Keep up the great work.”

    D.B. – Kelowna, BC

    “Thank you so much for the great customer service this year.”

    D.B. – Kelowna, BC

    D.H. – Crawford Bay, BC

    “Much appreciated are your quality tanks”

    E.G. – Kodiak, AK

    “I have been using your tanks on Kodiak Island for a number of years and have not seen any better tank on the market.”

    P.J. – South Slocan, BC

    “I continue to spec your septic tanks and Flout tanks as they are ‘bombproof’. I recently designed a system for a new gas station / convenience store using 3 of your septic tanks plus a FLT380 dosing tank.”

    D.R. – Kaslo, BC

    “Thanks so much for your rapid follow up- that’s why we follow Premier Plastics.”

    P.J. – South Slocan, BC

    “I just want to say I am impressed by the strength of this tank and will continue to use Premier Plastics tanks for my septic installation. Please continue making them tough.”

    T.S. – Winlaw, BC

    “Wow. Nice Job on the GRAVITY-2017-Gravity-Powered-Pressure-Dosing-Calculator-for-Septic-Fields-2017-Revised. Super easy. Thanks”

    D.B. – Coldstream, BC

    John Richardson

    “Attached is your document showing your numbers and my spreadsheet numbers – very close.

    Shows that we both are right – I do it on paper and you did on site tests.”

    Regards

    Testimonials for printing (pdf)

     

     

  • TRUCKLOAD FREIGHT ESTIMATOR (Excel, pdf)

    Truckload Freight Estimator – US

    Truckload Freight Estimator – CAN