I have a friend that works for a large electrical service company here in Utah. I picked him up from work the other day so we could go work on a little lighting experiment and as I pulled around the back of the building I saw the most amazing thing. Ladders. Lots of ladders.
I noticed that the huge assortment was made up mostly or maybe even entirely out of the same Werner ladder that I have in my garage. You know, that one that I never use now that I have a better ladder. It’s that redish one at the front of the second row there.
But it got me thinking, they are a big company right? How many trucks do they have? I’d guess at least 20 or so. They had enough ladders there for each truck to carry at least 3 or 4. Ok, so you have a 6 footer, maybe an 8 o 10 footer and then a big one for some of the trucks. There’s still ladders left over. And I wonder how much time they spend (waste) loading the right ladder each day. Now what if they just had 1 type A Little Giant for each truck. I bet they could replace 90% of their ladders. And the other 10 could be replaced by a couple Little Giant Skyscrapers. You just leave them on the trucks all the time, your workers are safer, you save money and time with the loading and unloading. Yeah, I don’t get it.