Archive for the ‘Preventative Maintenance’ Category

A Guide To Essential Pre-Trip Inspections

Friday, May 17th, 2019
Check out our guide to essential pre-trip inspections.

Check out our guide to essential pre-trip inspections.

The pre-trip inspection is a crucial part of every trip for truckers, as it is the best way to prevent any issues while on the road. If a driver misses a step in their pre-trip inspection, they not only put themselves in danger, but they also put everyone on the road around them in danger as well. Continue reading for our guide to the essential steps of pre-trip inspections. (more…)

What Truck Drivers Should Know About Taking Care Of Tires

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
Check of a few things that truck drivers should know about taking care of their tires.

Check of a few things that truck drivers should know about taking care of their tires.

It’s crucial for truck drivers to know how to take care of their tires, as regular inspections and maintenance are the best way to ensure your truck is safe to drive. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of tire maintenance and what truck drivers should know about their tires. (more…)

Truck Driver Injury Prevention Tips

Friday, September 28th, 2018
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Learn more about truck driver injury prevention tips.

Being a truck driver is one of the most dangerous jobs, as it requires long hours behind the wheel. Driving for many hours a day increases the chances of a car accident, especially when drivers are often running on little sleep. In addition to car accidents, truckers are prone to bodily injuries from spending too long sitting in one position and loading cargo. Continue reading for a few injury prevention tips all truckers should know to keep themselves healthy and safe. (more…)

Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Rig

Friday, February 24th, 2017
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Here’s a handy checklist to help you get your rig in good shape for the spring!

The snow of winter has melted (and barely appeared in the first place), the days are getting warmer and longer, and spring cleaning and maintenance periods are now upon us. Spring is the perfect time to give your rig a little extra attention and perform some basic spring maintenance. Here are some of our favorite tips to make sure your rig stays in great shape. (more…)

Defensive Driving Techniques

Thursday, July 21st, 2016
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Defensive driving techniques can help you avoid a collision.

If you’ve been driving for a long time, you probably know that driving is risky business. Not everyone drives well! It’s important for responsible drivers to develop a set of skills to defend themselves against possible collisions due to bad drivers, drunk drivers, or dangerous weather conditions. You can’t control the actions of other drivers, but you can prepare yourself for the worst case scenarios. Here are a few tips for practicing defensive driving techniques. (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…)

Winter Trucking Preventative Maintenance to Keep You Running

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
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Treat your truck better than this to keep it running smoothly all winter long

Winter trucking can go one of two ways. One, you’re warm and dry inside your cabin, with all necessities on board and all preventative maintenance taken care of. Or two, you run into one problem after another after another, as a result of lacking preventative maintenance or poor preparation. We assume you’d prefer the former over the latter, and we’ve gathered some tips to keep you safely on the road to your destination, rather than pulled over on the side of that road with a breakdown. (more…)

Smart Devices and Truck Drivers

Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Cargo theft jamming devicesIn today’s society, almost everyone has a smart device. While mobile phones are helpful and convenient in numerous situations, they can be a major source of distraction for truck drivers. In fact, they have become such an issue that the FMCSA has created new regulations to help cut down on smart devices being used by truck drivers.

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Driver Fatigue: How to Prevent

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

bad-habitsIt is no secret that the schedule kept by a truck driver is a hard one. With so many long hours spent in the evening, truck driver safety can tend to be called into question due to driver fatigue. Driver fatigue can happen quickly and is known to be a major cause in many trucking accidents. In order to stay safe while on the road truck drivers must know the signs of driver fatigue and how to prevent it.

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Avoiding the Common Causes of Trucking Accidents

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Common Causes for Trucking AccidentsAccidents while driving on the road are bound to happen. No matter what type of vehicle you may drive, either an error on your part or an error on someone else’s part will cause an accident at some point. However, if you are driving a large tractor trailer, the accidents can become much serious. Trucking accidents can lead to serious injury and fatalities due to their size and weight, which is why it is so imperative that drivers are careful when driving. While some accidents aren’t preventable, there are several ways trucking accidents can be prevented.

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