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How to Stay Safe During a Roadside Breakdown

Posted by Becca Soard on February 17, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Emergency breakdown safety tips

Every roadside breakdown results in lost time and money. When trucks and drivers are at a standstill, customers have to wait longer for their deliveries, fleets have to spend more time on a single job, and both parties lose production time. Along with these issues, driver and equipment safety can become a major concern. To keep your assets safe, it’s important to properly train drivers on how to handle breakdown situations.

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Understanding Tire Pressure

Posted by Becca Soard on February 10, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Why tire pressure is important for heavy-duty vehicles

Before a truck hits the road, drivers perform maintenance checks to ensure that every piece of the vehicle is operating as it should. While testing components like the lights, batteries and brakes is essential, it’s important to not overlook the tires when doing a pre-trip inspection. Properly pressurized tires help support the load, optimize fuel efficiency, and keep the equipment and driver safe.

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Tractor trailer driving tips for winter weather

Posted by Becca Soard on February 2, 2017 - 1:25 PM

Winter driving tips for heavy duty vehicles

Hitting the road in winter weather is risky for any driver, but particularly for truck drivers pulling trailers over long distances. Winter brings elements like snow, ice, slush and gusting winds — all of which can lead to hazardous driving conditions. Drivers who are dedicated to southern states typically don’t have as much risk, but they should still pay attention to the weather reports and warnings for the route ahead. Those in the north or who run all 48 states have a greater chance of driving in winter conditions.

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Can You Be More Valuable to Your Boss?

Posted by Jim Buell on April 5, 2016 - 3:31 PM

Maintenance leaders are faced with a myriad of decisions that have the potential of affecting their company’s bottom line.  Yet, the maintenance department at for-hire companies and the fleet management office of private companies are often considered an expense.  Smart managers, however, are finding ways to communicate their value to their senior management.

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2 Steps to Reduce Fleet Maintenance Costs

Posted by Jim Buell on March 28, 2016 - 1:03 PM

Imagine you’re taking a cross country automobile trip.  Like many of us you’ll likely make use of a Garmin or some other mapping device.  Now pretend the mapping device displays where you are and the destination, but blocks out the middle portion of the trip.  Is this helpful to your decision of what route you’re going to take?

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