Vacuum Truck Maintenance Category

An employee performing a maintainence check on their vacuum truck

4 Essential Tips for Extending the Working Life of Your Vacuum Truck

By jcollins / June 29, 2022 /

After purchasing one of the best vacuum trucks for sale on the market, you might think you’re in pretty good shape. Which you are, but that’s only half the battle. If you aren’t properly maintaining your machine, you are sure to face trouble. Issues such as breakdowns or repairs are not only costly, but they…

A supervisor performing a safety checklist

5 Safety Tips for Protecting Industrial Vacuum Truck Drivers During the Busy Season

By jcollins / May 26, 2022 /

Now that spring is here and summer is on the horizon, that means one major thing for those in the industrial vacuum truck industry: the busy season. This is especially true for 2022 as many events are coming back in full swing following the hiatus brought on by COVID. This is great news for many…

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3 Important Items to Consider When Determining Your Company’s Septic Service Goals

By jcollins / April 15, 2022 /

Every organization has to have plans and goals, determining which quotas to meet each week, each quarter, and even each year. However, there are times that approaching these long term goals can seem rather difficult or lofty, but as the old saying goes, the best way to eat an elephant is one bite at a…

The open highway on a hot summer day

6 Helpful Tips for Tank Driving in the Upcoming Summer Heat

By jcollins / March 23, 2022 /

Spring is in the air, and while the temps might be mild now, we all know what is on the horizon: heat. It feels like it doesn’t take long for the triple digit weather to approach, especially depending on where you live in the United States. That being said, it’s best to get your vacuum…

A vacuum truck working outdoors

5 Tips for Keeping Your Vacuum Pump Running at Top Performance

By Andrew Nelson / December 20, 2021 /

If there is one thing that is certain, it’s that your vacuum pump is the heart of your septic pump truck. Every day at work, you show up to a job site and expect it to perform and get the task done. However, this sort of day-in and day-out reliability doesn’t happen by chance or…

Vacuum trucks in Flowmark warehouse being worked on

6 Helpful Tips to Keep in Mind When Looking for Vacuum Trucks for Sale

By Andrew Nelson / September 15, 2021 /

If you are looking to get started in the vacuum truck business, but you aren’t sure where to start, let us help you! When browsing through vacuum trucks for sale, it is important to remember that you are making an investment for your business and your future.  When purchasing a machine of this size and…

White truck being worked on and turned into vacuum truck at Flowmark warehouse in Kansas City

How to Properly Maintain Your Industrial Vacuum Truck

By Andrew Nelson / July 14, 2021 /

Your industrial vacuum truck is the cornerstone of your business. It is the lifeline that keeps you on the road and working, and in turn, money moving through your account. So it’s only obvious that protecting and maintaining your key tool is incredibly essential – we here at Flowmark know this better than anyone.  So…

Safety Features on your Vacuum Truck 

By Andrew Nelson / February 19, 2021 /

It is important to keep in mind safety for your drivers and those around when ordering/budgeting for a new vacuum truck or portable restroom service truck.    We have several items that we recommend when spec’ing out your vacuum truck build:    Backup Cameras  Some chassis we can factory order with a factory-installed backup camera,…

FlowMark Vacuum Trucks in Kansas City

By Andrew Nelson / January 27, 2021 /

FlowMark Vacuum Trucks and KC Tank is the nation’s largest source of in-stock vacuum tanks, chassis, and complete vacuum trucks. Let us discuss a little more about who we are and what we do here at FlowMark Vacuum Trucks and KC Tank.    In our assembly shop, we assemble anything from small, non-CDL, portable restroom…

How to Choose Proper Vacuum Tank Size 

By Andrew Nelson / January 14, 2021 /

When choosing a vacuum tank size for septic pumping, grease trap pumping, car wash pit pumping, or other industrial vacuum tank jobs, there are several factors to consider. Septic tank size, route density, proximity to dump site, local DOT requirements, CDL or non CDL drivers, GVW of chassis, and cost.    In your region, what…