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Follow These Tips for Better Semi Truck Fuel Mileage

Follow These Tips for Better Semi Truck Fuel Mileage

Truck driving is a great way to earn a living, but the cost of fuel can eat into your profits if you’re not careful. Fuel is the #1 expense that comes with operating a semi truck, so minimizing fuel consumption while maximizing efficiency is a smart strategy that’s good for both the environment and your bank account. Let’s take a look at some ways you can get better fuel mileage from your trucks.
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Should Your Fleet Choose Wide Base Tires?

Should Your Fleet Choose Wide Base Tires?

Most likely, you’re used to driving on dual wheels for your truck and trailers. It’s pretty common after all, and you may have never had a reason to consider using wide base tires. However, you may be missing out on some major benefits of this type of tire. Before you make the switch to wide base tires, it’s important to do your research. You may have to make adjustments to your axle or choose trucks that can allow for them.   If you’re looking to learn more about whether super wide truck tires are right for you, keep reading. We’ve listed the benefits and drawbacks of wide base tires so you can make an educated decision for your fleet.
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Bad Weather Driving Tips for Semi Truck Drivers

Bad Weather Driving Tips for Semi Truck Drivers

Driving in poor weather conditions is never ideal, but when you have to reach your stop, it may be necessary. While we’d all prefer to avoid driving when the weather gets bad, it’s crucial to know how to maneuver your vehicle during these conditions. It can be scary enough to navigate a car during rain, wind or snow, but a semi truck is a unique challenge to handle. However, by employing proper driving techniques, you don’t need to fear being able to make it home safe and sound. We’ve made a list of some of the most important bad weather driving tips for you to know.
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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 Advantages of Choosing a Used Reefer Trailer

5 Advantages of Choosing a Used Reefer Trailer

There’s a lot to think about when you’re in the market for a reefer trailer. Whether you’re a newly minted owner operator making your first purchase or a seasoned pro needing to replace an old trailer, you’ve got lots of questions to ask, inspections to complete and documents to review. Another consideration you’ll have to make is whether to buy new or used. Here are 5 key benefits of choosing a quality used trailer.
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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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