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Tips for driving a Semi-Truck in Winter Weather

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Winter weather can be a major challenge for truck drivers, who often deal with cold temperatures, snow, ice, and other hazardous conditions while on the road. These challenges can put truck drivers at risk of accidents, injuries, and other hazards, which can have serious consequences for themselves and other road users. We’ll cover some tips …

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Finding Potential Breakdowns during your Pre-Trip Inspection

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As required by law and for the safety of fellow motorists, all commercial truck drivers are required to perform a pre-trip inspection before starting their hours of service. Failure to do so can lead to DOT fines, violations, and a lower CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) score.  However, a proper pre-trip inspection serves another important purpose: …

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9 Ways to Save Money on the Road

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Being a commercial driver can be expensive. With marked-up beverages at truck stops, expensive commercial truck repairs, overpriced restaurant meals, and a host of other expenses, it’s not uncommon to end up losing cash on the road or having a paycheck that barely covers your daily expenditures.  To help commercial drivers save money, we’ve compiled …

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How to Improve Routes with Trucking Logistics

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No matter what materials are being transported, it is vital to have trucking logistics in place for your company. In addition, the fleet operations may need dispatch software for its day to day operations management. Finally, delivery times of a product are essential to have quick routes. Thus logistics in the trucking industry needs to …

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The Ultimate Guide To Semi-Truck Oil Changes

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Oil changes are an essential ongoing preventive maintenance service needed by all commercial truck owners. Semi-truck oil changes also rank as one of the more costly ongoing expenses that truck owners must burden. Thus, new methods of extending the oil change interval on commercial vehicles are being developed every year. In recent years, there has …

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Everything You Need to Know about a Pre-trip Inspection

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Truck drivers should be aware of the importance of conducting pre-trip inspections. Unfortunately, not every truck driver takes the time to understand the intricate process and details of the pre-trip inspection. In fact, the process is vital to ensure everything is functional and operating properly. As sad as it is to say from former experience …

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GPS Fleet Tracking – Is It Needed?

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Using GPS Trackers – For the Safety of Your Asset Since GPS technology was introduced, several industries have benefit from the range of features this technology has to offer. One of the biggest advantages of GPS enabled technologies is the safety and security it provides. This applies especially for the trucking industry. With GPS fleet …

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