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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

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

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

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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