Posts Tagged ‘semi-trucks’

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…)

Why Do Semi-Trucks Use Diesel?

Friday, January 19th, 2018
Have your ever wondered why semi-trucks use diesel? We have the answers.

Have you ever wondered why semi-trucks use diesel? We have the answers.

Have you ever wondered why semi-trucks run on diesel engines? There are many benefits of using diesel in semi-trucks, mainly because they are so much heavier than cars and often carry heavy loads. Here are some facts about diesel engines, the difference between diesel and gas, why semi-trucks use diesel. (more…)