Archive for March, 2017

Helpful Tips For Decreasing Incidents Of Unscheduled Maintenance Due To Overloading

Friday, March 31st, 2017
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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! (more…)

The Importance Of Tire Safety

Friday, March 24th, 2017
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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. (more…)

Some Of The Most Common CSA Violations

Friday, March 17th, 2017
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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. (more…)

Everything You Wanted To Know About Lift Axles

Friday, March 10th, 2017
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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.    (more…)