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Ideal Tire Pressure & Other Maintenance Tips for Semi Truck Tires

Ideal Tire Pressure & Other Maintenance Tips for Semi Truck Tires

You may already know the importance of regular preventive maintenance for your semi truck or trailer, but what about the tires that keep you rolling in the first place? Choosing the right tires is a top priority, but maintaining them after purchase is just as essential. When you invest the time and resources into keeping tires in good condition, they’ll reward you with lower fuel costs, and properly inflated tires can reduce risk of truck breakdowns. Read on for tips on getting the most out of your tires.
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Diesel Engine Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips

Diesel Engine Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tips

Regular semi truck maintenance is crucial for getting the best value out of your big rig. Preventive maintenance can lower the long-term cost of ownership by reducing the need for costly repairs, while helping you avoid time-consuming breakdowns and stay safe on the road. And your diesel engine, in particular, deserves an extra helping of TLC during maintenance appointments, and from drivers in their day-to-day operations. After all, the engine is what makes the truck go in the first place. If it fails, the whole vehicle is out of commission until it can be repaired. Here are a few simple tips for maintaining your engine and spotting the possible warning signs of engine trouble.
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Feel at Home on the Road with Semi Truck Accessories

Feel at Home on the Road with Semi Truck Accessories

Your semi truck is your office, and it’s also your home when you’re on a run. While you’re focused on making on-time deliveries, avoiding traffic hazards and logging your miles, there are many things you can do to have a pleasant driving experience. What can you bring along to stay comfortable and connected? Here are a few semi truck cab accessories and supplies that will make life on the road more enjoyable.
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Strong Demand & Tight Capacity Drive Freight Market in 2018

Strong Demand & Tight Capacity Drive Freight Market in 2018

As fall approaches, the U.S. freight market, including the demand for trucking, remains strong in the second half of 2018. Freight hauled by trucks is projected to grow 3.4% this year, according to the American Trucking Association. The ATA’s U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast predicts that freight moved by all modes will increase from 15.18 billion tons in 2017 to 20.73 billion by 2028.
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Optimize Truck Fleet with Quality Used Semi Trucks to Address Shortage

Optimize Truck Fleet with Quality Used Semi Trucks to Address Shortage

The need for more truck drivers has become well-known in recent years, resulting in increased career opportunities and earnings potential for new and experienced drivers alike.

But did you know there is also a shortage of trucks for hauling goods, which is also creating challenges throughout the industry?

According to one recent estimate, in May 2018 there were 6.6 loads to be shipped for every one truck available, down from a 10:1 ratio in January. With trucks accounting for 70% of all U.S. freight volume by weight, carriers and shippers alike are feeling the pressure.

Let’s take a look at what’s driving the shortage and how a fleet management strategy can help ensure that you have enough trucks to meet your customers’ needs.

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What to Look for When Purchasing Semi Trailer Tires

What to Look for When Purchasing Semi Trailer Tires

When it comes to semi trailers, a tire is never just a tire.

Tires are typically the biggest equipment cost for semi trucks in general, and trailer tires in particular play a big role in getting the best performance out of your rig. 

Keep reading for five key factors to help you get the best value when purchasing tires for your semi trailer.

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ELD Update: Challenges and Benefits

The federal ELD mandate, which went into effect in December 2017, means that truck drivers must now use an electronic logging device (ELD) instead of traditional paper logs to record hours of service (HOS) and records of duty status (RODS).

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Coordinating Your Semi Truck Fleet Maintenance Program

Simply letting a semi truck run until it breaks down doesn’t make much sense. Regular preventive maintenance, at the appropriate intervals, means you’ll spend more time on the road and less time in the shop.

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Tips for Selecting Semi Trailer Parts

Keeping your semi trailer in road-ready condition is essential for trucking success. That means following a regular preventive maintenance program and replacing damaged or worn-out trailer parts when necessary. But how do you know if you’re getting the right parts for your trailer? Keep reading to find out what you need to consider before making a purchase.

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Should You Switch to LED for Your Semi Truck Lights?

No one wants to imagine going down a road at night and being unable to see what’s in front of you. How could you tell if you were following someone at a safe distance, or what if someone had decided to run across the road?

By clearly illuminating your path, your headlights and other semi truck lights help keep you and others safe while you’re navigating the road. When you consider situations like those listed before, it’s easy to understand why having good semi truck lights is incredibly important.

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