Suspension System: Air Ride vs. Spring Ride

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Suspension System Air Ride vs Spring Ride

Your rig’s suspension system is important, period. Suspension makes a tremendous difference in the way your tractor-tailor handles the road, affects the quality of the ride, helps to maintain correct axle spacing and alignment, and impacts the way bumps are felt. Additionally, your suspension system not only protects the load you are pulling but it… Read more »

5 upgrades that will reduce operating costs

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Upgrades the will reduce operating costs

It is expensive to be in the commercial trucking business. Fuel, maintenance, repairs, driver’s salary, insurance… it all adds up pretty quick. In fact, according to The Trucker’s Report, the average operating cost of a commercial truck is $180,000! For businesses to stay profitable, it’s essential to run a tight ship by making everything run… Read more »

How to Prepare Your Rig For Harvest Season

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Harvest Season

Harvest season is rapidly approaching and that means increased traffic on the roads, getting caught behind harvesters and other machinery, and shorter nights. Driving your truck is already challenging, but having to maneuver through this season is even more hectic. You need to make sure your rig is properly prepared for the element that you… Read more »

How to keep your trailer in shape

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How to keep your trailer in shape

Every driver knows that keeping their trailer on the road is critically important. Whether on a long haul or an overnight trip, those wheels delivering goods across the country are just a part of what makes America thrive. Keeping your trailer in good shape will help ensure success and minimal downtime.

How to repair your semi truck AC

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How to repair your semi truck AC

It’s the middle of summer. It’s hot. It’s humid. And suddenly, you notice the inside of your cab getting hotter. Your semi truck AC is still blowing, but the air isn’t cold. You know you’re going to have to stop soon for repair. But in the meantime, let’s talk about what may be causing the… Read more »

Best practices for reducing tire wear

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Best practices for reducing tire wear

Tire wear has always been a major concern for truckers, and rightfully so. New tires can get expensive and if old tires blowout, there can be considerable downtime on the side of the road waiting for a replacement. Many factors can be responsible for, or at least contribute to, irregular tread wear. While the wear… Read more »

Protecting yourself from the sun

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Protecting yourself from the sun

The warm sun may feel nice on your face, but when those rays magnify through the windows, it brings added risks. Truckers have sometimes found themselves with what is known as the “trucker tan.” This type of tan is caused by extended periods of driving time with the sun only reaching the left arm through… Read more »