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:
Posts Categorized: Trucker’s Tips
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?
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 »
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 »
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 »
Think for a moment about the route you drive every day, whether it’s to work, school, or your favorite breakfast joint. Are there any railroad crossings on your daily route? Have you ever just assumed there’s no train coming and driven straight over the tracks? All too often, we don’t even slow down to check… Read more »
Fueling up for the long haul is expensive. Here are some simple fuel saving tips that can help your bottom line:
As with any job, there are good and bad aspects to the job; and what is considered good and bad often depend on your personality and characteristics that match the challenges. Because truck driving is a career with a high turnover, you will want to evaluate the challenges and see how they fit with your… Read more »
Tire blowouts are incredibly dangerous and pretty close to 100% preventable. Nearly all causes of tire blowouts can be traced back to poor tire condition and if it was properly inflated. Here are the top causes for tire blowouts and ways to prevent them from happening to you: