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Phoebe Trilles

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Brake Pad Replacement: A Step-By-Step Guide

by Phoebe Trilles on September 6, 2021

Image Source: The brake pads are among the most crucial components of your truck’s braking system. They contact and apply pressure and friction to the truck’s brake rotors —those shiny, metal discs shaped like a flying saucer mounted on the wheel hubs—to slow down and stop the wheels. Once the ... read more

Category: Truck Repair

Truck Driver Shortage: Problems, Causes, and Solutions

by Phoebe Trilles on August 26, 2021

Image Source: Pixabay The trucking industry plays a crucial role in keeping America’s economy moving, especially during this pandemic. Despite the challenges, over-the-road or OTR drivers continue to ply the roads to move goods to their destinations. However, they are not enough to transport over 68% of all freight on ... read more

Category: Trucking Stories

Truck Stop Dos and Don’ts

by Phoebe Trilles on August 16, 2021

Truck stops play a critical role in helping truckers across the nation work efficiently and effectively. However, not all truck stops are created the same. Some may have all the amenities and services that you need—such as a gas station, restaurant, wide parking lot, showers, lounges, souvenir shops, and more—but ... read more

Category: Tips and Tricks

Understanding Mud Guards: Why They Make a Great Addition to Your Truck

by Phoebe Trilles on August 5, 2021

Mud guards may have nothing to do with your truck's movement. But they play a crucial role when driving on a rocky or muddy road and during harsh weather conditions. Not only can they extend the life of your truck, but they can also directly affect your driving experience. That ... read more

Category: Truck Parts and Systems

Top 5 Qualities of A Great Truck Driver

by Phoebe Trilles on July 26, 2021

Image Source: ttnews.com A trucker’s job is to transport goods—such as foods, medical supplies, livestock, clothing, paper products, and more—from one place to another using a heavy-duty truck or a tractor-trailer. It may look like a simple job for some. But, it is actually a very challenging one, and it ... read more

Category: Trucking Stories

Upgrade your Commercial Vehicle with Functional Features

by Phoebe Trilles on July 15, 2021

Upgrade your Commercial Vehicle with Functional Features When people think of a working vehicle, a commercial vehicle usually comes to mind. That’s why truck manufacturers make sure their vehicles are built with efficiency and high performance in mind and are made tough to stay on the road longer. From the ... read more

Category: Tips and Tricks

5 Signs Your Truck Needs New Shocks

by Phoebe Trilles on July 1, 2021

One of the most crucial components of your truck’s suspension system is the shock absorber . It plays many vital functions, including maintaining tire-to-road contact by controlling spring movement, protecting the truck’s springs and airbags, and reducing wear and tear to other suspension components . Without properly functioning shocks, truckers ... read more

Category: Truck Repair

7 Helpful Tips to Prepare Your Heavy Duty Truck for Summer

by Phoebe Trilles on June 17, 2021

Trucking during summer may not be as difficult as truck driving during the winter months. However, that does not mean summer truck driving does not pose challenges that require specific precautions. In some areas, the summer temperature can go above +100, and this proves to be a challenge to most ... read more

Category: Tips and Tricks

Fuel Filter Basics: What It Does and When to Replace It

by Phoebe Trilles on June 10, 2021

Image Source: https://www.ecogard.com/ Diesel engines used by heavy duty trucks and commercial vehicles today are far from the engines they were equipped with in the past. They are now more energy-dense, fuel-efficient, tougher, and cleaner. This is to ensure they work more efficiently, last longer, consume less fuel, and adhere ... read more

Category: Truck Repair

Newstar: Genuine Replacement Parts for the Aftermarket Truck Parts Industry

by Phoebe Trilles on May 27, 2021

Newstar is a trusted supplier of genuine replacement parts for medium- and heavy-duty applications. It is a trademark of S&S Truck Parts, LLC. , a leading global distributor of new aftermarket truck parts for various truck makers, including Peterbilt, Mack, Kenworth, Volvo, International, and Freightliner. S&S, which was founded in ... read more

Category: Product Guides