Archive for the ‘Semi Trucks’ Category

All About Semi-Trucks and What You’ll Need to Know

Friday, June 18th, 2021
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Semi-trucks are a staple of American highways, and also keep the economy afloat.

If you are a truck driver, chances are you will be driving semi-trucks. After all, they are the most common vehicle type that truck drivers drive due to their large size, durability, and weight capacity on the road. But no two types of semi-trucks are alike, and it’s important for truck drivers to know the difference before choosing their own personal favorite type to drive. Here are a few of the most common types of semi-trucks truck drivers will often be operating and the similarities and differences between them. (more…)

How to Buy Commercial Semi-Truck Tires

Saturday, February 6th, 2021
How to Buy Commercial Semi-Truck Tires

Make sure that you’re not spending more time than necessary when you buy commercial semi-truck tires.

When you drive or own a commercial semi-truck, maintenance isn’t a small thing. A well-maintained rig is more fuel-efficient, safer, and better to drive. Buying new semi-truck tires for your rig is an important part of your maintenance tasks. There are lots of tires to choose from, which can make it a time-consuming process to make sure you’re investing in the proper ones for your rig or fleet. There are already many time-sinks that exist in the trucking industry, like traffic, for example. Make sure that you’re not spending more time than necessary when you buy commercial semi-truck tires by familiarizing yourself with four main factors of consideration. (more…)

Winterizing Your Truck Fleet for Mid-Atlantic Winters

Friday, December 18th, 2020
Winterizing Your Truck Fleet for Mid-Atlantic Winters

Winter can be one of the most challenging times of the year for even experienced truck drivers and even worse for any ill-prepared truck fleet.

Many truckers would agree, the weather and environment can sometimes be the worst adversary to face on the road. The nasty weather conditions and road conditions can wreak havoc on your truck fleet and their many routes. The most extreme and difficult to work with conditions usually occur during the winter. Winter can be one of the most challenging times of the year for even experienced truck drivers and even worse for any ill-prepared truck fleet. As snow, sleet, and ice totals mount, a trucker’s ability to drive safely decreases substantially. All the vehicles in your truck fleet need to be prepared to drive on routes that get a lot of icy, snowy precipitation during the winter months. (more…)

Tips on Semi Truck Tire Maintenance and Care

Friday, October 16th, 2020
Tips on Semi Truck Tire Maintenance and Care

Whether you’re a truck driver or a fleet manager, maintaining tires is always a critical part of working with semi trucks.

Whether you’re a truck driver or a fleet manager, maintaining tires is always a critical part of working with semi trucks. Nothing feels quite as bad as a flat or blowout when you’re out on the road, which doesn’t always cut into your productivity, but also creates huge safety issues. Aside from that, keeping your tires in good condition can impact fuel economy and increase the lifespan of other parts of a truck like the suspension system or brakes. Take these semi truck tire maintenance and care tips to heart and keep your tires in better condition. (more…)

Easy Steps to Keep Your Semi Truck Cab Clean

Friday, June 26th, 2020
Easy Steps to Keep Your Semi Truck Cab Clean

With a tight schedule and limited interior space, truckers can find themselves with an unruly semi truck cab from time to time.

As a professional driver, you need to take steps to keep your semi truck cab clean and make that capable impression. Of course, with a tight schedule and limited interior space, truckers can find themselves with an unruly semi truck cab from time to time. There are services that have someone else clean out and detail your cab — which may prove helpful if you ever sell or upgrade your truck in the future. However, it’s just as simple to set aside some time after a trip to tidy up the semi truck cab with the following steps. (more…)

Is it Possible for Semi-Trucks to Jackknife On Good Road Conditions?

Friday, April 10th, 2020
Is it Possible for Semi-Trucks to Jackknife On Good Road Conditions?

Jackknifing doesn’t just happen on slippery roads. Semi-trucks can get into this dangerous situation if certain precautions aren’t taken.

Icy or wet roads certainly present dangerous conditions that semi-trucks can likely jackknife on if not careful. However, with the brunt of wintry weather behind us, can semi-trucks still jackknife when poor road conditions are less likely to play a factor? In short, yes. In nearly all cases where bad weather or road conditions don’t play a role in causing a jackknifing incident, drivers of semi-trucks could have prevented the jackknife from happening. Here are a few ways not related to bad weather and slippery roads that can cause a semi-truck to jackknife, as well as some tips for drivers when operating their vehicle. (more…)

10 Awesome Holiday Gifts for Truckers

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
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Have you done this year’s holiday shopping?

Do you have a truck driving spouse, sibling, or friend? Make sure they’re well taken care of this holiday season by buying them an awesome truck driver gift. Here are a few gift ideas that every truck driver would appreciate. (more…)

The History of the Semi Truck

Friday, August 12th, 2016
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The semi truck has evolved incredibly since its inception.

Alexander Winton invented the semi truck in Cleveland Ohio in 1898, and he sold the first manufactured semi truck in 1899. The concept of the semi truck actually came about as a way to handle the delivery of Winton’s manufactured vehicles, as cars that were driven to their customers would experience wear and tear and the delivery would be quite expensive. Winton created the automobile hauler as a way to address this, and in 1899 he started manufacturing the hauler for his own and other car manufacturer’s use. Over a hundred years, the concept that Winton pioneered evolved from a two wheel semi trailer to the eighteen wheeled, three axles semi-trucks that we have today. (more…)

Customizing Your Freight Truck Interior to Make It Feel Like Home

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
freight truck interior

Take home on the road by customizing your freight truck interior to your liking.

As a freight trucker, it can feel like you spend more than half your life in your truck. With nothing but your own thoughts and the voices on the radio to keep you company, that time on the road can get pretty tedious. Since you spend all that time in there, why not customize your freight truck interior to make it feel more comfortable and home-y? Here are some ideas to make your life on the road a little more comfy. (more…)

Freight Truck Spring Cleaning Tips

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2016
freight truck spring cleaning

Be proud of the way your truck looks after giving it a thorough spring cleaning.

We made it to March! That means that, despite the fact there are snowflakes in the forecast later this week (who let that happen?!), spring is slowly but surely headed our way! You know what that means? You guessed it — it’s time for spring cleaning! Spring cleaning is a great excuse to really give your truck cabin the deep cleaning it’s been craving all winter. Here are some tips for freight truck spring cleaning to revitalize your home away from home. (more…)