Archive for the ‘Trucking Industry’ Category

How to Make Trucking More Comfortable

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017
trucking industry

There are a ton of ways you can make trucking a lot more comfortable.

In your trucking career, one of the most important tasks you will have is to make sure you are as comfortable as possible. Next to your safety and the safety of the other drivers on the road, your comfort is a highly important part of your time as a truck driver. For most people, physical discomfort causes them to become agitated, which is not at all safe for someone who is driving for a living. Follow these tips to keep yourself comfortable while on the road. (more…)

Easy Ways To Save On LTL Shipping

Thursday, June 29th, 2017
shipping

When it comes to shipping, saving money is usually the goal!

Although many shippers still think that the best way to save on transportation is by negotiating lower rates with carriers, there are some better ways to cut trucking expenses that turn out to be a lot more efficient and reliable. In fact, when it comes to less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments, saving money becomes a priority. (more…)

Safe Solutions To The Truck Parking Problem

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
truck parking

It is important for all truck drivers to have simple ways to find safe truck parking on the road.

Within the trucking industry, it is common knowledge that taking breaks in parking lots can be quite a difficult process. In fact, finding a safe location to park while simultaneously considering the time it takes to park can be quite the obstacle for even the most experienced truck drivers out there. (more…)

Will Autonomous Trucks Ever Rule The World?

Thursday, June 15th, 2017
autonomous trucks

The future looks bright for autonomous trucks.

With self-driving cars slowly integrating into our society, it is only a matter of time until self-driving technology finds its way into the trucking industry. While self-driving trucks are still a long way away, the industry has continued to make strides in this area. However, there is an important distinction that needs to be addressed. There is a difference between autonomous or self-driving trucks and driverless trucks. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has made determining where we stand in regard to autonomous or self-driving trucks simple and easy with a handy guide clearly defining the various levels or stages of autonomy. (more…)

Why Converting To A Green Fleet Could Significantly Improve Your Bottom Line

Thursday, June 8th, 2017
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Going green has made it’s way into the trucking industry!

Fleets understand the importance of reducing expenditure and increasing profits. As a result, they will try a variety of methods to achieve this optimal result. Lately, fleets are becoming increasingly aware of the need for alternative energy because they have the most vehicles and end up using significantly more fuel. Fleets are starting to understand that relying on foreign oil no longer serves them. Fleets are seeking to be good corporate stewards and trying to use cleaner fuel produced right here in the United States. As a result, propane gas has been gaining popularity among fleet owners and for good reason. (more…)

The Mechanic’s Evolution Since the 20th Century

Friday, June 2nd, 2017
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The work of a mechanic has evolved.

Before the induction of the assembly line and interchangeable car parts, cars were a luxury and mechanics were rare creatures. Their prices weren’t standardized, and their labor could be grueling and tedious. Each car was a customized, specific model for each buyer, and finding someone to repair your unique model was so expensive and time-consuming, it made having a car not worth it for the layman. Since then, the automobile industry has regimented and expanded worldwide, allowing for Ford and BMW repairs to take place on the same street, with company-trained mechanics in their respective shops. This made being a mechanic a viable source of income for a person and their family; its ubiquity in the community also led to shorter diagnosis times and faster, more reliable repairs. As we’re nearly 20 years into the 21st century, we’ve understandably developed much further from even that point. (more…)

The Importance Of Brake Inspections

Thursday, 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. (more…)

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

Friday, May 5th, 2017
engine

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. (more…)

Everything You Wanted To Know About Pre-Trip Inspections

Friday, 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. (more…)

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

Friday, 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. (more…)