Posts Tagged ‘truck maintenance’

Maintenance Tips Every Trucker Should Follow

Friday, February 4th, 2022
Maintenance Tips Every Trucker Should Follow Evan Transportation

Make sure that you check your tires every time you do any maintenance on your truck.

The trucking life can be a lonely, solitary profession, with extended hours spent on the road with only your own company. On the other hand, there is peace in solitude for many people, and the freedom of being your boss on the open road can also be empowering. While you don’t have a boss over your shoulder on the road, you do have one thing always calling the shots – your rig. Whether you drive a flatbed locally, haul across the country in a semi, or anything in between, your gig is up if your truck isn’t running correctly. Read on for some essential maintenance tips every trucker should follow to keep your rig running in top shape


6 Tips to Clean Your Semi-Truck

Friday, October 29th, 2021
6 Tips to Clean Your Semi-Truck Evan Transportation

The best way to deal with the garbage and small particles is to keep them in trash bags or bins.

Whether you are an employee driver or you’re your boss, cleanliness in your semi-truck is something you can’t avoid. But because of the nature of driving work, most truck drivers forget to clean the interior and exterior of their semi-trucks. Staying without cleaning the truck allows trash and dirt to accumulate, making the truck look disorganized. Most drivers opt for paid cleaning services as they assume cleaning is a challenging endeavor. But truck cleaning can be an enjoyable and straightforward task. Here are some practical truck cleaning tips. 


Truck Maintenance Suggestions for Spring

Friday, February 26th, 2021
Getting your Truck Ready for Spring

With spring on the way, take the opportunity to perform some maintenance tasks on your truck!

Throughout the winter season, trucks take on a huge toll. Snow, mud, and salt can start accumulating and causing serious damage to your truck, which can make transitioning into the spring a little tougher. To ready yourself for the new season, you’re going to have to take some time and perform a few maintenance tasks. Here are some truck maintenance tips you can use to get yourself ready for spring. (more…)

Tips for Proper Truck Tire Maintenance

Saturday, March 21st, 2020
Tips for Proper Truck Tire Maintenance

Truck tire maintenance should be regular and frequent. Check out the other tips for keeping truck tires in good condition for longer.

Truck tire maintenance is something every trucking company or fleet service should already know. Making sure the vehicle’s tires are taken care of properly makes for safer driving and savings for the carrier company. Trucks travel long distances, sometimes over not-so-great roads, and all the while hauling heavy freight. So while tires inevitably will receive wear and eventually need replacement, following good truck tire maintenance practices can dramatically extend a set of tires’ lifecycle. Here are the tips trucking industry experts follow for a proper truck tire maintenance routine.  (more…)

Importance of Fleet Service

Friday, March 13th, 2020
Importance of Fleet Service

Fleet service keeps commercial vehicles in top shape, which means better, reliable service.

While it may seem like two simple words, quite a lot can go into the idea of “fleet service.” It’s not always clear what a vehicle leasing company may mean when they say fleet services and what kind of value you can expect from them. Investing in a quality fleet service gets you just about everything you’re probably thinking of, including selecting, maintaining, and managing your fleet. That’s important when it comes to managing those commercial vehicles once you’ve put them all together. Let’s take a look at why investing in fleet service options may be right for you and your business. (more…)

Winter Trucking Preventative Maintenance to Keep You Running

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016
winter trucking preventative maintenance

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…)

Maintaining your Freight Truck

Friday, May 22nd, 2015


Maintaining a freight truck is essential in being successful in the trucking industry. Without a properly functioning vehicle, truck drivers will be unable to successfully deliver their shipments on time because of breakdowns. In order to keep your truck functioning at its best ability, consider these truck maintenance tips.


Truck Maintenance Tips

Friday, October 31st, 2014

Truck Maintenance

When it comes to keeping your truck in top shape, truck maintenance is a must. Truck drivers are sure to run into problems along the way, but keeping up with truck maintenance will prevent these problems from occurring often. A well-kept truck is sure to run longer and with fewer issues compared to a truck that lacks truck maintenance. Here are some truck maintenance tips to keep your rig on the road longer:

  1. Be sure to change the oil regularly. Failing to have a proper oil change when needed could lead to serious engine problems later on.
  2. Check the air filter often for damage or clogs.
  3. Before heading out on the road, be sure to check the tire pressure. Poor tire pressure could lead to poor fuel efficiency along with other problems.
  4. Your lights should be checked before any major trips. That includes brake lights, fog lights, headlights, tail lights, and turning signals. You never know when poor weather will strike, and being able to see as well as having others able to see you is crucial.
  5. All fluids should be checked regularly. This includes transmission fluids, brake fluids, and power steering fluids. Anti-freeze and windshield wiper fluid levels should also be checked as well.
  6. Your engine belt should be checked regularly for missing portions, cracks, or other damage.
  7. As minor as it may seem, you should regularly check your windshield wipers. Old or damaged wipers will cause streaking and poor visibility when driving in poor weather.


Evan Transportation was founded in 1992 by Jerry Wolfarth, who at the time had over 25 years of experience in the trucking and transportation industry. The initial operation consisted of a few trucks and drivers who were dedicated and professional. The goal of the company was, and remains, to provide excellent, dependable service.

Contact us today for all of your freight shipment needs or call us at 443-673-3365. We will discuss your tractor trailer options for the freight you wish to ship.

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Truck Exhaust System Maintenance

Friday, July 25th, 2014


Exhaust Systems

When it comes to common truck repairs that need to be handled, exhaust systems are one of them. The exhaust system of your truck can be one of the most vulnerable systems throughout your truck. If a truck driver realizes the warning signs of a faulty or failing exhaust system, repairs can be made quickly to prevent serious damage. Some ways that truck drivers can help their exhaust systems include:

  • Be observant of smoke being released by your exhaust system. If the smoke being released is billowing and seems thicker than normal, there is more than likely a problem with your exhaust system.
  • Listen to your truck as it runs. If you happen to hear a loud rumbling or rattling noise, your muffler could be faulty and in need of replacement.
  • Make it part of your routine to check your muffler for rust and holes. Holes in your muffler could allow carbon monoxide to escape, providing a possibly fatal situation. Rust could allow your muffler to break during a commute.
  • Place the components of your exhaust system away from different elements of your vehicle like the fuel and breaks.
  • Consider upgrading your exhaust system. A high flow exhaust system allows your motor to breath easier and can also increase the fuel efficiency of your truck.


Being aware of your the different components and systems throughout your truck will allow you to keep your truck running smoothly and efficiently. At Evan Transportation, our truck drivers and trained staff are always aware of the condition their truck is in. They use similar techniques in order to keep their truck running smoothly and efficiently to get the job done.


Evan Transportation, we provide freight transportation for the Mid-Atlantic region for a number of product such as:

  • Steel
  • Food
  • Beverages
  • Lumber
  • Paper Products
  • Retail


To get started with Evan Transportation, call us today at 443-673-3365 or visit our contact page.

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