Over the course of June – National Safety Month – the National Safety Council raised awareness of the most common causes of injury and death in the workplace and helped companies develop effective strategies to ensure the safety and health of their workers. As a proud supporter of National Safety Month, we wanted to take a moment to further that mission by sharing some of our safety solutions with our customers.
How Can You Improve Workplace Safety?
Workplace safety should be a leading priority for any company, but it doesn’t need to be a challenge. Taking these simple steps can help you keep your workplace is as safe as possible at all times.
1. Follow OSHA Guidelines
The Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) was founded to protect American workers from harmful conditions by establishing safety standards for every major industry and educating businesses on the best practices for their workplaces. Regardless of your field, be sure to acquaint yourself with any relevant OSHA regulations and follow them as closely as possible.
2. Post Signs, Labels, and Warnings throughout the Workplace
Workplace accidents are usually the product of carelessness or ignorance rather than deliberately unsafe behavior. Outlining the precautions that employees need to take before entering a certain space or handling a particular piece of equipment can significantly reduce the risk of injury or death on the job.
3. Employee Training and Certification Programs
At the end of the day, the best safeguard against occupational hazards is a well-informed staff. All employees should receive thorough instruction in any tasks or processes in which they’re involved, and any functions that could endanger the entire workplace if performed improperly should be limited to employees with special certifications.
Mobile Safety Products to Add to Your Worksite
While these common sense measures can improve safety throughout the workplace, recent technological innovations can prove an invaluable addition to your company’s safety procedures. At Central Diesel, we’re pleased to produce a number of mobile safety products that can further strengthen your efforts to protect your employees.
Our mobile safety solutions are designed to shore up your safety strategies wherever necessary. Our Mobile Surveillance System, for example, constantly monitors any space that requires heightened visibility, helping you ward off intruders or unauthorized employees. Similarly, our Mobile Lighting Systems can increase visibility in any environment in which light is limited, eliminating a common cause of workplace accidents.
Following National Safety Month, it’s an ideal time to review and modify your safety strategies as necessary. Take the time to thoroughly assess your operations and speak with employees to identify possible risks and develop effective solutions to them. From conducting necessary trainings to investing in appropriate safety equipment, don’t hesitate to make needed changes.
At Central Diesel, we’re committed improving American companies with cost-effective safety products that provide lasting protection from any occupational hazard. If you’d like to explore our offerings, contact us today.
It is next to impossible to imagine the world in existence without the origin of early power sources. In fact, the early 19th century is noted for its “power gap” where a lot of stalled progress was made on the back of the invention of the engine.
Over the last few decades, massive changes have swept this market. From the obsession with clean energy that calls for a completely different take on traditional power production to breakthroughs that have allowed us to do more with less fuel – the need for engines and their systems continues forward.
With 2018 in front of us, experts are cautiously optimistic about the future of the industry.
What Can the Engine & Fuel Injection Industry Expect Over the Next 12 Months?
Some of the biggest buyers of this sector are seeing robust growth.
Commercial fleets and aviation regularly invest in the R&D for better engines and 2018 augers well for them. The massive 1.3 trillion-dollar US freight industry is expanding at a rapid pace and with 1.4 million new vacancies, it is interested in recruiting workers who will view trucking as a lucrative career and not something to fall back on if other opportunities dry up. With this focus on improvement, the ATA has predicted a consistent annual spike of 3.4% in prospects for trucking businesses – well into 2023.
The automotive industry isn’t lagging behind either. Bolstered by low gas prices and a pick up in the housing curve – which has a strong correlation with domestic car purchases – it will continue to generate demand for engines and parts.
2018 also happens to be the year that was marked for the maturity of the fuel injection systems industry. The sector will peak at a value of $72.5 billion and the US will be one of the chief drivers of the momentum. There is no doubt that the concern for a greener world is here to stay and fuel injection systems – especially for gasoline – promise to provide a range of benefits including reduced pollution.
Central Diesel Inc. is Ready for the Upsurge:
As a reliable provider of engines, clean diesel engines, filtration systems, exhaust systems, electrical components and generators, we have successfully served the national government, transportation businesses, fabrication specialists and the automotive industry for close to 5 decades.
We are known for our ability to custom design parts and extend consultation, support and maintenance services for various niches.
If you are looking to keep pace with what 2018 has to offer, please follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn. You can also contact us to request quotes for your needs today.
This December we’re taking a look back at some of the most important industry highlights from the past 12 months. We kicked off the new year with the importance of vehicle maintenance and moved right along to other top news stories breaking in the field. The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, diesel engines, and initiatives like “green” diesel and National Manufacturing Day were all topics that caught the attention of many, not just the employees here at Central Diesel Inc. Let’s review!
What is the importance of maintaining your vehicle? Performing proper preventive maintenance on your vehicle or equipment will reduce the possibility of devastating issues like system failure, breakdown and contamination. Without taking precaution, you risk paying exorbitant amounts on repairs. For example, a contaminated CR fuel system on an over the road vehicle can cost $6,000.00 to $12,000.00. Skip the hassle and check and maintain your system regularly.
The environment is always on the forefront of conversations throughout the industrial sector. The Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, created by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, improves air quality substantially. One of their biggest aims has been replacing harmful diesel engines with upgraded environmentally friendly, clean tech diesel engines.
Believe it or not, there are also business benefits to reducing your carbon footprint. Let’s circle back to maintenance. Properly upholding your diesel engine is the best way to decrease emission effects like your TCO. Protecting and sustaining your gear not only upholds the environment, but is also proven to reduce downtime, increasing both productivity and profitability. Cutting your carbon production is a more effective solution than any other energy option available. Take a look at this recap we put together for professionals to consider:
- Maintenance cuts your TCO
- Reduces downtime
- Increases productivity
- Increases profitability
And we still had more to say about diesel engines. Transportation plays a key role in both the economy and the supply chain. Clean diesel engines are more efficient for cargo carriers like trains. Electrical systems are expensive, coming with a higher initial cost, and a risk in and of itself. An electric system isn’t a reliable source because obstacles like power outages stand in the way and don’t work as well for pulling heavier cargo. Clean diesel engine rail transportation is simply more reliable, moving a ton of freight for 500 miles on just a gallon of fuel, keeping roads less congested, and as rail and inland connections increase their logistics and productivity, rail becomes even more practical and efficient.
Driving the year home, we recently promoted one of the bigger movements in the manufacturing industry—National Manufacturing Day. Today, many still believe manufacturing is labor intensive factory floor work with little benefit, but that is far from true. Technology, STEM, secure job placement, and strong benefits contribute to a growing economy and are at the forefront of the sector. Annually celebrated on the first Friday of every October, we’re pleased to say that this is a strong, rapidly moving initiative that will continue to gain steam each year.
One more note on diesel! As a part of the effort, all industries that are a part of manufacturing look back at what businesses have achieved over the years. Diesel engines save the manufacturing sector millions every year in maintenance and repairs. The diesel engine market is billions of dollars strong in the US, heavily contributing to both the manufacturing sector and the economy. With the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act that we touched on above, this number is only going to increase.
We’d like to take a moment to thank all of our loyal customers and audience base for reading our blog, following us on Twitter, and connecting with us on LinkedIn. We are passionate about the work we do and spreading accurate information and updates throughout the industry.
Here at Central Diesel, we are a distributor of clean diesel engines and fuel injection components. We also offer additional services, accessories, and components for repairing your diesel engine.
For questions on any of our products or services, please contact us today.
We wish all of you a very happy holiday season and can’t wait to connect and catch up with you in 2018! Happy/healthy new year everyone!
Environmental Benefits of Equipment Maintenance
Being a leader in either the transportation or energy industry means taking on a knowledgeable role in environmental impact. Keeping your equipment maintained and up-to-date is one of the best ways to reduce your TCO (Total Carbon Output) ratio. Properly retaining your diesel engine is especially important to decrease emission effects.
- Play a knowledgeable role
- Maintain your equipment
- Uphold your diesel engine
Business Benefits of Reducing Your Carbon Footprint
Protecting and sustaining your gear not only upholds the environment, but is also proven to reduce downtime, increasing both productivity and profitability. Cutting/dropping your carbon production is a more effective solution than any other energy option available today.
- Maintenance cuts your TCO
- Reduces downtime
- Increases productivity
- Increases profitability
Central Diesel’s Initiative
Central Diesel, Inc. is committed to conservation efforts. We continually research and review technologies that allow us to lessen our carbon footprint. Take for example our use of electricity. In just the last four years we have been able to reduce our KW usage by over one-half. At the rate we are going, we will further reduce it to a mere 25% of what we were using as recently as 2013. Certain months require more electric usage, but overall we are on the steady decline of KW usage each year.
A good portion of our company vehicles are diesel powered. This allows us to reduce our fuel consumption expenses by over 25%.
Who We Are
We are a distributor of engines, premier fuel injections systems, and parts. We also offer rebuilding, parts, and many other custom services to diesel-powered equipment markets. We are an authorized, factory-trained, fuel injections and diesel engine specialty company with the goal of meeting and exceeding customer expectations. Other services we offer are custom built generator sets, irrigation pumps, hydraulic pump packages and power units.
To find out more about how we can help you, we welcome you to contact us today.
To learn more about Central Diesel, Inc. or how you can help the environment and lesson your carbon footprint, we invite you to read our blog, engage with us on LinkedIn, and follow us on Twitter. We look forward to connecting with you!
Even though experts believe that two decades of policy failures have stagnated the growth of the US manufacturing sector, it is still active enough to employ 8.8% of the national workforce and taken alone would be the ninth largest economy in the world. But if the golden era of manufacturing is to return to the shores of the country in earnest, a lot more than just infrastructural expansion and demand generation would have to be taken into account.
While the next eight years will see about three and a half million new jobs added to the sector, sadly two million of these vacancies will go unfilled.
There is hope for the future but to usher it in the United States needs more students interested in S.T.E.M careers, better knowledge transfer between employees, and a revamped perception of what careers in manufacturing are like in 2017.
The National Manufacturing Day (NMD) – a nation-wide endeavor undertaken the first Friday of every October attempts to hit the goals above.
Annually celebrated on the 6th of October, we’re taking a look at the impact of NMD and the contribution of our industry to manufacturing as a whole.
What Has the National Manufacturing Day Achieved?
Over the last six years, the National Manufacturing Day has seen the participation of hundreds of thousands of suppliers, manufacturers, and students. More than 2,100 factory tours have been organized, and in 2017 it is expected that 600,000 businesses and individuals will be associated with the event.
Thanks to the impact of NMD and a closer look at the changing face of American manufacturing careers, 81% students are more convinced that manufacturing can provide them with stable, interesting and well-paying jobs.
89% are also more aware of manufacturing opportunities in their communities, and 64% are more likely to pursue them.
Diesel Engines: Igniting the Manufacturing Spark
Almost all industries that are a part of the manufacturing sector look back at what businesses have achieved over the years when the National Manufacturing Day rolls around.
The diesel engine market is billions of dollars strong in the US, heavily contributing to both the manufacturing sector and the economy. With the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act, this number is only going to increase.
Moreover, without diesel engines, all aspects of manufacturing from the actual production of goods to their transportation suffer because other combustion set-ups consume more fuel, produce lower torque and are far less durable and resilient than their diesel peers.
Diesel engines save the manufacturing sector millions every year in maintenance and repairs.
A Word on Central Diesel
Central Diesel Inc. with its premier fuel injection systems, parts, and custom services is proud to chip in when it comes to providing these advantages.
This National Manufacturing Day visit our facility in Richmond and allow us to show you how we innovate on the job and boost customer satisfaction.
Want to look at our catalog? Call us at 800.598.9814. You can also follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn for the latest industry updates.
Happy National Manufacturing Day 2017 from the Central Diesel team!