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Lyn Leoncito

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Truck Liftgate: Common Issues and Practical Maintenance Tips

by Lyn Leoncito on April 5, 2021

In any fleet or delivery business operation, time is an asset. But so is the worker's energy level. This is one of the reasons commercial vehicles and delivery trucks are fitted with a liftgate. This contraption significantly reduces the amount of energy needed when loading and unloading cargo or equipment ... read more

Category: Truck Repair
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Velvac: Keeping Customers at the Forefront of Safety, Aesthetics, and Competitiveness

by Lyn Leoncito on March 25, 2021

Established in 1934 as the Vacuum Power Equipment Company, Velvac takes great pride in its long-standing industry reputation and over 85 years of experience in manufacturing air brake and valve components for heavy trucks and commercial vehicles. The company's corporate name was changed to " Velvac " in 1940, leveraging ... read more

Category: Product Guides
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8 Simple Tips to Combat Driver Fatigue

by Lyn Leoncito on March 15, 2021

Image Source: Freepik Driving fatigue has costly and, sometimes, catastrophic effects on the physical and mental health, overall safety, and quality of life not just of the truckers but also of the American public. Regardless of the cause of trucker exhaustion, the negative results can be the same—impaired performance, responsiveness, ... read more

Category: Tips and Tricks
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DIYer’s Guide: How to Replace a Flat Tire on Trucks

by Lyn Leoncito on March 4, 2021

Image Source: Pixabay Driving with a flat tire is not only unsafe, but it is also unlawful. The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 393.75 states that “No motor vehicle shall be operated with a tire that is flat or has an audible leak.” Violation of this law could render a ... read more

Category: Truck Repair
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7 Mistakes Rookie Truckers Make and How to Avoid Them

by Lyn Leoncito on February 25, 2021

Image Source: Pexels No one can ever underestimate the job of a truck driver. While everyone else is sleeping, most truckers are hauling. And despite the challenges they have to face day in day out, these road warriors have to continue moving food and products to keep store shelves stocked. ... read more

Category: Tips and Tricks
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Buyers Products: Upholding the Integrity of American Craftsmanship

by Lyn Leoncito on February 8, 2021

When it comes to snow-removal equipment and a variety of truck and heavy equipment parts and accessories, no name could outshine the brand that has been with you season after season, year after year, and project after project— the Buyers Products . Born in the USA in 1946 as a ... read more

Category: Product Guides
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A Glimpse into How and When Trucking Began

by Lyn Leoncito on January 28, 2021

Image Source: Pixabay The American trucking industry plays a crucial role in the country's economic growth and stability. According to the American Trucking Associations (ATA) , trucks transport about 72.5% of the nation's freight by weight. No wonder, different types of freight vehicles dominate American roads and highways. Also, data ... read more

Category: Trucking Stories
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5 Helpful Tips to Avoid Costly Forklift Repairs

by Lyn Leoncito on January 21, 2021

Image Source: Pexels Forklifts won't be considered the backbone of manufacturing or industrial businesses for nothing. Such equipment alleviates the workloads of employees and helps streamline the workforce's productivity. But like other workhorses, forklifts can also do so much. Eventually, they will also succumb to wear and tear, which can ... read more

Category: Truck Repair
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Winter Driving Challenges Faced by Truck Drivers and How to Deal with Them

by Lyn Leoncito on January 11, 2021

Image Source: Pixabay Winter driving is no easy feat. While dealing with the cold, truckers also need to be extra mindful of all the driving challenges and dangerous situations brought about by snow and the icy weather in general. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), ... read more

Category: Trucking Stories
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How to Handle Holiday Stress: 5 Tips for Truck Drivers and Fleet Managers

by Lyn Leoncito on December 24, 2020

Image Source: Pexels It's the most beautiful yet busiest time of the year again, especially for freight truck drivers. During the holidays, customers' extra shopping demands mean more freight for the truckers to deliver and additional traffic on the roads. Such a situation leads to taxing road travel, especially to ... read more

Category: Tips and Tricks
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