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Alvin Ybañez

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8 Safety Tips for Operating Heavy Equipment

by Alvin Ybañez on August 30, 2021

Almost any worksite that involves construction or earthmoving tasks uses at least one type of heavy equipment. From the trusty ol’ bulldozer to advanced asphalt pavers, heavy machinery has made what was once daunting tasks faster and much more efficient to do. But while they help get work done more ... read more

Category: Tips and Tricks

Tips to Make Your Truck Eco-Friendly

by Alvin Ybañez on August 23, 2021

The trucking industry is the lifeblood that keeps communities around the world humming along, but it does come at a price for the environment. According to a recent EPA study, 29% of greenhouse gas emissions are from the transportation industry, with trucks making up around 23% of that. This is ... read more

Category: Tips and Tricks

Commercial Vehicle Battery Testing & Maintenance: A Beginner’s Guide

by Alvin Ybañez on August 12, 2021

Image Source: Pixabay All too often, we only think about our vehicle’s batteries when it’s time to change them. But regular checkups and preventative maintenance can go a long way in extending battery life and ensuring the various devices and systems in your rig are always powered up and ready ... read more

Category: Truck Repair

Tips on Buying Truck or Trailer Leaf Springs

by Alvin Ybañez on August 2, 2021

Image Source: Wikimedia.org Leaf springs have been a constant part of modern trucks and trailers since their inception, and for a good reason. Consisting of several arc-shaped strips or “leaves'' of spring steel, leaf springs provide springing and damping action as well as serve as additional linkage to the axle. ... read more

Category: Tips and Tricks

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy Aftermarket Parts for Truck Repairs

by Alvin Ybañez on July 22, 2021

Image Source: Pixabay One of the questions that often pop up whether you’re in the maintenance bay or at the rest stop is this: OEM or aftermarket? In many cases, OEM starts out with the upper hand as it is often what truck manufacturers and insurance companies prefer. And there’s ... read more

Category: Truck Repair

10 Tips to Keep Your Truck Clean

by Alvin Ybañez on July 8, 2021

Image Source: unsplash Truckers spend so much time in their rigs that they are now practically their second home. And just like any home, your truck needs a bit of TLC every now and then. From food wrappers to dust, the truck interior can get dirty real quick. Over time, ... read more

Category: Tips and Tricks

5 Common Myths on Heavy Duty Truck Parts

by Alvin Ybañez on June 28, 2021

Image Source: canva One or more of its parts will inevitably need to be replaced at some point in a truck's lifespan. But while ordering replacement parts for trucks and other heavy commercial vehicles is as simple as a click of a mouse, finding the "right" part for your rig ... read more

Category: Trucking Stories

How Air Brakes Work

by Alvin Ybañez on June 14, 2021

One of the unique characteristics of a modern heavy duty vehicle is the air brake system. Unlike lighter passenger vehicles that rely on hydraulic brakes, trucks, buses, and other heavy vehicles are equipped with air brake systems, with many countries requiring them by law. That is because air brakes have ... read more

Category: Truck Parts and Systems

How to Back Up Your Truck Like a Pro

by Alvin Ybañez on June 3, 2021

Image Source: Pexels Parking in reverse is an essential skill for any driver, but even more so when you're driving a truck. In fact, it's one of the most difficult skills to master, given the truck's large size and unique driving characteristics. So it's no surprise that insurance companies report ... read more

Category: Tips and Tricks

The Best Scenic Drives in America (According to Truckers)

by Alvin Ybañez on May 20, 2021

Image Source: Pixabay Long-haul trucking is tough and challenging work, but it certainly has its share of benefits. And for truckers who are also nature lovers at heart, one such perk is the opportunity to drive across many of the best scenic views in North America. Whether it’s the mountains ... read more

Category: Trucking Stories