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4 Tips To Avoid Costly Truck Repairs

by Alvin Ybañez on January 18, 2021

Image Source: Pixabay Trucking is an expensive business, and a huge amount of that money often ends up in repairs. According to industry statistics, truck maintenance and repairs cost owners an estimated $15,000 annually, although this may increase if the truck is an older model. But while wear and tear ... read more

Category: Truck Repair

Winter Kit Essentials Every Truck Driver Must Have

by Alvin Ybañez on January 5, 2021

Image Source: Pixabay Winter often brings up visions of cozy fireplaces and mugs of hot cocoa, but this also means a stressful driving season for truckers. What could be just a minor problem in warmer seasons could prove serious during a snowstorm. But while the snow, ice, and colder weather ... read more

Category: Trucking Stories

7 Fuel-Saving Tips For Truck Drivers

by Alvin Ybañez on December 21, 2020

Image Source: Pixabay Professional truck drivers can only estimate so much on the expenses for running their rigs. But regardless of what type of vehicle you drive, studies show that an estimated 30% of operating costs go to fuel expenses. In the U.S. alone, the trucking industry burns through some ... read more

Category: Tips and Tricks

Meritor: A Global Leader in Aftermarket Parts

by Alvin Ybañez on December 10, 2020

If you’ve ever driven a freight truck, chances are your ride has at least one part from Meritor. Based in Michigan, Meritor is one of the world’s leading brands of parts for heavy duty trucks, trailers, buses, and other types of commercial vehicles. The company has been in the industry ... read more

Category: Product Guides

5 Things to Consider Before Starting a Trucking Career

by Alvin Ybañez on November 30, 2020

Trucking jobs are highly in demand right now. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for delivery truck drivers and workers is up at 5%, higher than average compared to other occupations, followed by heavy and tractor-trailer drivers at 2%. Pay is also quite lucrative, with truck drivers ... read more

Category: Trucking Stories

Safety Tips For Preparing for Thanksgiving & the Holiday Season

by Alvin Ybañez on November 19, 2020

With so many things going on this November, it's easy to overlook that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Many truck drivers are already starting to prepare. They are adjusting their schedules so that they'll be home by Thanksgiving dinner or planning out where to eat while on the road. ... read more

Category: Tips and Tricks

Product Spotlight: United Pacific 28006 13" Drop Sunvisor

by Alvin Ybañez on November 9, 2020

One of the inconveniences of driving a medium to heavy duty truck is the constant exposure to the sun. Even with major advances in cab design improvements over the years, drivers still have to deal with the blinding glare and sweltering heat from driving all day. Thankfully, aftermarket sun visors ... read more

Category: Product Guides

5 Most Common Truck Problems (And How To Avoid Them)

by Alvin Ybañez on October 29, 2020

Image Source: Canva At some point in their career, truck drivers have sat at the side of the road or a parking lot, wondering why their rig isn't running properly. But whatever the reason for the breakdown, the resulting expenses from towing, repairs, and downtime can add up pretty quickly. ... read more

Category: Truck Repair

Trucking at Night Versus Daytime: Strategies On How To Survive

by Alvin Ybañez on October 19, 2020

Image Source: Canva The freight industry is a business that never sleeps. No matter the time of day, there's always a truck delivering something somewhere. This has led drivers to come up with strategies to stay safe and efficient on the road, whether it's the middle of the day or ... read more

Category: Trucking Stories

5 Commercial Vehicle Trends to Watch Out For

by Alvin Ybañez on October 8, 2020

Image Source: Canva 2020 has been a challenging year for truckers. The COVID-19 outbreak and the government's efforts to contain it have resulted in sudden, significant changes in how we work. At the same time, the resulting economic recession and the growth of e-commerce have greatly influenced how we do ... read more

Category: Tips and Tricks