Technology, especially the ominous “Cloud”, is changing just about everything in today’s age. Trucking and fleet management have changed as well. Because technology allows for much more connectivity between drivers and drivers, and drivers and management, there have been new opportunities.
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Tire failure is not fun. It can cause serious catastrophe on the road and end up costing a lot.
Every trucker, from New York to California, needs to take a break every once in awhile. Where you stop often depends on what you need, and obviously where you are on the road.
Winter will be here before we know it; is your rig prepared to take on winter’s harshest conditions? Here are some tips for preparing your rig for winter:
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 »
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 »
U-Bolts are a crucial part to your truck’s suspension. These bolts keep the leaf springs of your suspension tied together. Without these, your truck’s suspension wouldn’t exist. Now the true question is, how do you take care of them and what are the signs of a failing u-bolt?
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 »
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.
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 »