The Importance Of Brake Inspections

May 25th, 2017
truck drivers

Ensuring the brakes on your truck are properly inspected is crucial for everyone’s safety on the road.

Truck drivers are well aware of the importance of their brakes. As such, most comprehend how important inspecting their brakes are for the longevity of their truck as well as their safety out on the road. In addition, there are brake violations that accompany improper brake maintenance. Out of service (OOS), brake violations can severely halt productivity, efficiency, and uptime which can be extremely troubling to any truck driver. Consider the enormous amount of money that will need to be expended as a result of poor brakes, just from the towing alone. As a result, it is imperative that every truck driver inspects the brakes of their trucks to ensure that they are in working order. Read the rest of this entry »

Proper Repair And Maintenance For Trucks And Buses

May 18th, 2017
trucks

Follow protocol for repairing your truck or bus.

As one of the most used vehicles in the world, commercial vehicles are extremely common and widely popular. As a result, understanding the nuances among the various commercial vehicles on the road requires skill and expertise. There are some very crucial distinctions that should always be made when repairing and maintaining specific commercial vehicles such as trucks and buses. Here, we take a look at the differences between trucks and buses as well as the best repair and maintenance protocols for each. Read the rest of this entry »

The Best Way To Check Your Brakes For Safety

May 12th, 2017
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Checking your trucks brakes regularly can be a life-saver.

Every pre-trip inspection includes a detailed brake check. In fact, there are a lot of different factors that go into creating a safe truck to drive. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Surefire Ways You Can Reduce The Chance Of Overheating Your Engine

May 5th, 2017
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Overheating your engine can be dangerous.

Ever been stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic during a hot and humid summer day? Driving in extreme heat can be dangerous to trucks and truck drivers alike. In fact, the temperatures under the hood of a truck are significantly warmer than the outside temperature. As a result, overheating a truck’s engine becomes all too easy if a truck driver is not careful. Being aware of the best ways to reduce an overheated engine is a critical component of truck safety. Here are a few ways to ensure that your engine does not become overheated during the hot summer days ahead. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything You Wanted To Know About Pre-Trip Inspections

April 21st, 2017
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Conducting pre-trip inspections should be routine for every trucker.

The most important part of the day for any truck driver is the pre-trip inspection. In fact, driving a healthy vehicle is the only way you should ever drive. Therefore, making sure that you have all the proper inspections completed before you take your trip will ensure that you are safe on the long road ahead. There are some common inspections that can sometimes be overlooked, so it’s imperative that you make sure to look for these specific issues before deciding to head out on the road. Read the rest of this entry »

3 Helpful Tips For Perfecting Your Fleet’s Battery Charging Room

April 14th, 2017
fleet battery charging room

Creating an optimal battery charging room for your fleet is easier than you think!

One of the standard practices of fleet management is maintaining batteries. As a result, fleet management facilities have charging rooms to give drivers a place to recharge their batteries. With that being said, it is critical that you make sure that your battery charging room is optimized so that your fleet can reap all the benefits that accompany such a place. Here are just a few tips to creating a perfect battery charging room for your fleet. Read the rest of this entry »

Helpful Tips For Decreasing Incidents Of Unscheduled Maintenance Due To Overloading

March 31st, 2017
overload trucks

Overloading your trucks can be very hazardous.

Overloading trucks is a common reason for maintenance repairs. As many companies look to lower acquisition costs of their fleets by selecting lower-GVW trucks, potential for overloading increases.  However, an overloaded truck results in significantly higher maintenance costs.  Money is saved on the front end is quickly spent on the back end, and then some! Read the rest of this entry »

The Importance Of Tire Safety

March 24th, 2017
tire safety

Protecting your tires is important before heading out on the road!

Tire safety is very important for all truck drivers, especially during their pre and post trip inspections. In fact, one of the most common causes of accidents is tires. As a result, conducting routine inspections and maintaining properly inflated tires is essential to protecting not only yourself but everyone else on the road as well. Read the rest of this entry »

Some Of The Most Common CSA Violations

March 17th, 2017
csa violations

Ensuring you avoid violating CSA regulations is a lot easier than you think!

As a trucker, it is critical that you avoid violating the regulations set out under CSA. From your actual truck to driver violations, there are many common issues that pop up that need to be addressed. Here are just a few of the most common CSA violations that occur most frequently and some helpful ways to avoid them. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything You Wanted To Know About Lift Axles

March 10th, 2017
lift axles

Understanding the regulations for lift axles is important.

Lift axles are auxiliary axles that are added to a truck to increase its weight carrying capacity.  One concern regarding lift axles are the state laws surrounding them.  Most states have used weight limits that are extremely similar to the Federal regulations. These regulations encourage spreading truck poundage over additional axles, which allows for the protection of large bridges and road pavements.    Read the rest of this entry »