Archive for April, 2016

The Importance of the Trucking Industry in the United States

Thursday, April 28th, 2016
trucking industry in the united states

Drive off into the sunset knowing that Evan Transportation appreciates the trucking industry in the United States.

Truckers often don’t get the credit they deserve for their contributions to the country. Heck, the trucking industry in the United States is responsible for keeping so many other industries afloat, it’s hard to count. Unless you’re reading this outside, there’s a decent chance that everything around you has been inside a truck at some point on its journey to you. Even if you are outside, we bet there are at least a few things you can find that have traveled on a freight truck. At Evan Transportation, we fully appreciate our truckers’ importance to the U.S. economy, and we want to take a second to recognize just how important the trucking industry in the United States can be. (more…)

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Distracted driving is avoidable. Always!

We want you to live. We really, really want you to live. To that end, we are getting out the word that April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and, as we do throughout the other 11 months, we want to help you ensure your focus is on safety. With new technology being released at breakneck speed over the last several years, it can seem harder than ever to concentrate. Unfortunately, distracted driving is causing thousands and thousands of deaths through car accidents each year. Here’s what you need to know to help spread awareness. (more…)

Celebrating National Car Care Month with Preventative Truck Maintenance

Thursday, April 14th, 2016
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Check these items off your list with preventative truck maintenance.

April is National Car Care Month, and we wanted to offer our two cents in celebration. Freight trucks are pretty much cars, right? While it’s normally an afterthought, preventative truck maintenance can actually save you thousands of dollars. It can even save you hundreds of thousands of dollars if you have a large fleet. With preventative maintenance, you reduce the need for costly repairs and equipment. Let’s jump right in and take a look at the ins and outs of preventative truck maintenance and how it can help you. (more…)

Top Tips for Preventing Driver Fatigue

Friday, April 8th, 2016
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It is estimated that driver fatigue is responsible for 20% of all road fatalities. Most of these fatal accidents occur during regular sleeping hours. Here are a few ways to recognize driver fatigue and prevent it in the future. This can save not only your life, but the lives of others on the road. It’s as important to put as much care into yourself as you do into your truck. (more…)

Tips to Improve Freight Truck Fuel Efficiency

Friday, April 1st, 2016
freight truck fuel efficiency

Diesel fuel can get expensive when you run a fleet of freight trucks. Check out these fuel efficiency tips!

Improving the performance of a truck and freight truck fuel efficiency not only directly leads to lower costs over time, but can also contribute to lengthening the life of any vehicle. In trucking or haulage related businesses, a third of the running costs can be spent on fuel alone, this can lead to astronomical savings. This all comes down to several factors. The factors which decide whether or not peak freight truck fuel efficiency is achieved or not include: the habits of the driver, the quality of vehicle maintenance, and truck upgrades. The driver, however, makes the single biggest difference when it comes to freight truck fuel efficiency. (more…)