How to Avoid Failing Roadside Inspections

TCI Magazine asked a few member companies how they manage adherence to Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations in order to avoid failing roadside inspections. Among the points they seemed to agree on is that a broken lightbulb is enough to get a truck put out of service, and that the cost and effort it takes […]

Working With Insurance Companies on Storm-Damage Claims

Providing storm-damage cleanup is challenging work for tree-service companies. What can make it even more challenging is being properly paid for that work, particularly when insurance companies are involved, which they usually are. Determining a fair price for this challenging work can be open to interpretation, and sometimes the higher-than-usual fees are considered price gouging. […]

The Tour des Trees Event Is Just Weeks Away

Several TCIA members are planning to take part in this year’s Tour des Trees cycling event to raise money for the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund). You can help by supporting their efforts. The Tour is an annual long-distance cycling adventure that serves as the primary public outreach and community-engagement event for […]

Business of PHC, Part 4: Who Do You Need on Board to Get Started?

For the fourth installment of this series, we asked a number of industry professionals what we thought was a pretty simple question regarding staffing, training and credentials: “Who is the first person an owner needs to hire, and/or what is the first credential or skill a new or veteran employee needs to have or attain […]

Tips and Best Practices for Using Lowering Devices

There are a number of lowering devices designed for tree rigging available on the market today. In this article, we’ll look at best practices for using lowering devices in general and at specific tips for using three of the most commonly used devices, the Port-A-Wrap, the Good Rigging Control System (GRCS) and the Hobbs H-2. […]

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