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Best Ways to Maintain Semi Trucks | 5 Tips
Dec21

Best Ways to Maintain Semi Trucks | 5 Tips

With months of cold weather underway in the Northern Hemisphere, your vehicles have got to be up for the challenge. When everything in your heavy-duty truck is running well, it’s like a finely tuned orchestra performing all the hits! Whether you’re an owner-operator, you drive for a company, or are just about to make the leap to a lease-purchase position, we’ll explore some of the best ways to maintain semi trucks: Search for a Range...

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ELD Mandate Penalties: Is it Worth the Change?
Dec19

ELD Mandate Penalties: Is it Worth the Change?

The new ELD mandate is officially going into effect on Monday, so it’s time to talk about penalties. Whether you’re having trouble affording the electronic logging device, still figuring out how to implement them, or simply don’t want one, you still need to be aware of the penalties that you may encounter. With a window of over two years to get ELDs implemented into your rig, many predicted that ELD mandate penalties would be heavy...

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International Road Check 2017
Jun05

International Road Check 2017

Although as a truck driver you should always be prepared for a roadside inspection when you hit the highway, there is one week a year when it is especially important to have everything in line with your truck. What week do you ask? Well, the week that the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance does a 72-hour commercial motor vehicle inspection spree, of course! The Alliance is a nonprofit that focuses on commercial motor vehicle...

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Truck Inspections Show Increase In Out-Of-Service Orders
Nov15

Truck Inspections Show Increase In Out-Of-Service Orders

Brake Safety Week made big waves this past September as the CVSA cracked down on inspections, resulting in an increase in out-of-service orders. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance found that 13.2% of inspections resulted in out-of-service orders from brake issues. This is almost a one percent increase from last year’s 12.3% results. Focused on decreasing the amount of accidents caused by faulty brakes, the CVSA has implemented...

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Would You Pass a Roadside Inspection?
Aug24

Would You Pass a Roadside Inspection?

Whether it’s a checkpoint or a faulty taillight, a roadside inspection can happen at any time. Recently, roadside inspections have become the norm for the simple fact that commercial drivers are held to a higher standard. But, is all this time and energy put into roadside inspections really making a difference? Roadside Inspection – Would You Pass It? The Data Numbers don’t lie and 5.5 million is a pretty big one. According to...

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Brake Check: The Importance of Brake Maintenance
Aug02

Brake Check: The Importance of Brake Maintenance

Truck drivers know how critical it is to have properly functioning brakes, and they also know the consequences of a brake violation. Out of service (OOS) brake violations result in significant losses in productivity, efficiency, and uptime. Brake maintenance is important because repairs are typically costly, and can easily total $1,000 or more. I don’t have to be the one to tell you that if your truck is deemed unsafe for driving, it...

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