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Semi Truck Breakdowns: What to Do and How to Avoid Them

Semi Truck Breakdowns: What to Do and How to Avoid Them

It’s the moment no truck driver wants: something goes wrong and you’re stranded on the side of the road. While you may have prepared for this, sometimes even the most seasoned truck driver may be stuck on the highway from an issue with a semi truck. While some truck breakdowns are caused by mechanical errors that would have been impossible to notice, many of the common reasons for breakdowns can be caught early and prevented entirely. Let’s go over what may be causing breakdowns in your fleet and how you can stop them from happening in the future.
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5 Major Benefits of ELD Compliance

5 Major Benefits of ELD Compliance

Switching over to be ELD compliant for your fleet may be a hard pill to swallow at first. Though mandatory by the law, the initial cost of an ELD may have you thinking it isn’t worth it, or you may prefer paper log books still. However, being ELD compliant helps you in more ways than just staying within the law. There are benefits in regards to cost, safety, and time on the road as well. If you’re wanting to learn more about why you should be ELD compliant, we’ve listed five of the biggest benefits of having ELDs for your fleet.
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7 Questions to Ask When Considering a Semi Truck Extended Warranty

7 Questions to Ask When Considering a Semi Truck Extended Warranty

One of the reasons some will purchase a brand new semi truck is that it comes with a warranty from the manufacturer. But what if you’re hoping to save some money by choosing a quality used truck? Some used semi trucks do come with a warranty but the terms will vary.
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6 Tips for Purchasing New or Used Semi Trucks for a Fleet of Trucks

6 Tips for Purchasing New or Used Semi Trucks for a Fleet of Trucks

There’s a lot to think about then purchasing a semi truck. And when you’re selecting vehicles for an entire fleet of trucks, it’s essential to make sure that each individual truck brings value to your business. So how can you get the most for your money when shopping for new or used fleet trucks? Here are 6 tips to guide your decision process.
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ELD Mandate: What You Need to Know

ELD Mandate: What You Need to Know

Beginning on December 18, 2017, the ELD mandate went into effect, requiring most commercial trucks to maintain a digital log of their hours. While some trucking companies have had the required ELDs or other E-logs for some time, smaller fleets or independent carriers may have never dealt with ELDs before. The learning curve for the ELD mandate can be steep if you haven’t ever used one before, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) has criteria that must be met to abide by the law. Let’s go over some basic information about ELDs, learn more about the requirements set by the mandate and see what needs to be done to avoid penalties.
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Keep the Road Safe for Everyone with These Truck Driver Safety Tips

Keep the Road Safe for Everyone with These Truck Driver Safety Tips

Did you know that about ⅔ of on-the-job truck driver deaths are caused by traffic accidents? Nearly 700 truck drivers or passengers died in crashes in 2012, and fatal crashes involving large trucks or buses cost the U.S. economy $40 billion in the same year, according to one estimate. On-time delivery is absolutely essential for keeping customers happy. But the drive to get there fast often makes it tempting to cut corners when it comes to safety. It’s important to look for up-to-date safety features when purchasing any new or used semi truck. In addition, practicing a few simple habits while driving can reduce your risk of an accident and make the roadways safer for everyone.
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What Are My Commercial Truck Insurance Requirements?

What Are My Commercial Truck Insurance Requirements?

When you’re on the road, you have to be prepared for anything that could happen. Insurance helps you so that you can be covered for any accidents that may occur, preventing you from shelling out a ton of money for any on-the-road incidents. We know that having insurance is important, but what is required when it comes to commercial truck insurance? Let’s go over what insurance you need legally and how to save some money on your coverage.
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How to Buy a Semi Truck and Get Your Money’s Worth

How to Buy a Semi Truck and Get Your Money’s Worth

When you step onto a lot to buy a semi truck, what do you look for? Maybe there’s a certain brand you prefer or a few specifications you want, but what about everything else on that truck? Ignoring minor flaws can lead to big problems down the road, and choosing the wrong truck can be an investment you don’t want to be making. How can you make the right choice when thinking about how to buy a semi truck? We’ve compiled all of the information you need to get the most of your money before you dive into your next semi truck purchase.
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Keep Your Semi Trucks Rolling with a Preventive Maintenance Program

Keep Your Semi Trucks Rolling with a Preventive Maintenance Program

If your livelihood depends on keeping your truck on the road as much as possible, it can be tempting to just let it run until it breaks. As long as the engine cranks, the tires look okay and the wheels are turning, why put your vehicle in the shop where it isn’t making you any money? But the time and resources you invest in regular preventive maintenance service, by a qualified OEM-certified technician, can pay dividends in the long run. And neglecting maintenance often ends up costing far more than the money you save in the short term.
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4 Tips for Buying a Semi-Trailer

4 Tips for Buying a Semi-Trailer

If you’re in the market for a semi-trailer to go with your truck, there’s a lot to consider. For one thing, the trailer must be compatible with the truck that will be hauling it. Budget is also a major factor, but the lowest price rarely gives you the best value. It’s important to research typical price ranges for the type of trailer you’re looking for. In addition, we’ve put together 4 tips to guide your selection and help you choose the trailer that best meets your needs.
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