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?
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Doctors are to people, what diesel mechanics are to the trucking industry. Without diesel mechanics, the trucking industry would come to stand still when problems with big rigs would arise. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by the year 2020, the employment level for diesel mechanics is expected to increase by 15 percent. Because… Read more »
As we enter into a new year and personal resolutions are made and often forgotten just as quickly as they are made, it’s important for businesses and fleets to assess ways to save money and time in repairs and downtime as well as continue to create a sense of community and loyalty among staff, technicians… Read more »
Downtime happens. Parts break, repairs are necessary and for a time (hopefully short) you have a downed vehicle. Because you are aware of this you have budgeted for the cost of downtime but researchers have found that the cost is typically a lot higher than the amount anticipated, in some cases 8 times more annually…. Read more »
When it comes to looking for a repair shop for big rig, it’s important to not choose just any old repair shop. Your time is money and it’s essential you choose a repair shop that will get the job done right the first time. It’s critical, that you do a little research on truck repair… Read more »
No driver ever wants to experience a wheel runoff. Experiencing a wheel runoff is not only costly in both maintenance and driver downtime, but could be potentially life threatening to the driver and those he is sharing the road with.
More often than not, when a truck causes a crash the brakes are blamed. But, this isn’t usually caused by a complete brake failure. Brakes are designed so that complete brake failure is extremely rare, and therefore when an accident occurs it is unlikely that the brakes totally lost their braking force. Instead, so-called brake… Read more »
With 15.5 million trucks operating in the United States, using 52 billion gallons of diesel fuel per year and a projection that in 30 years the trucking industry will be hauling 45% more goods across this great country of ours; suggesting that the trucking industry jump on the bandwagon and “go green” shouldn’t be a… Read more »
It is no secret that semi trucks run through fuel quickly. On average, a semi will get 6.5 gallons of diesel per mile (naturally that number will fluctuate depending on semi model, going up hill, going downhill etc.). One way you can help with poor fuel mpg is aerodynamics. Aerodynamics is defined by the Oxford… Read more »
The drivers seat. If you’re a trucker then pretty much 100% of your work day is spent in that seat. All that sitting has consequences to your overall health but more specifically leads to lower back pain. In fact, truck drivers will suffer from lower back pain at four times the national average rate. Lower… Read more »