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Archive for August, 2015

Safety Rules all Truckers Can Benefit From

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Hopping into the cab and cruising down the open road seems like a great choice for those looking for a career where they can travel for a living and be their own boss (for the most part!). However, despite the many perks of being a truck driver, trucking is one of the most risky careers you can pick. Time magazine recently rated trucking as number 8 on its list of the 10 most dangerous jobs. Trucking is a crucial job and can be a rewarding career well-worth the risk if drivers follow a few simple safety tips. And of course, having a safe and comfortable Freightliner truck helps too!

Trucking Safety

Trucking is a crucial job and can be a rewarding career well-worth the risk if drivers follow a few simple safety tips. And of course, having a safe and comfortable Freightliner truck helps too!

5 Safety Tips for Truck Drivers

  1. Watch your blind spots

All truckers know how frustrating it can be when cars drive up into your “no-zones” off to the side in front of your cab, behind your side mirrors, or directly behind your truck. Make sure that you double check before you turn or change lanes and maintain a safe distance from other vehicles to prevent an accident from happening. (more…)

How to Improve Your Semi-Truck Fuel Economy

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

For any semi-truck owner-operator, fuel for your truck is one of your biggest expenses. It can also be one of the most variable expenses, with the price of fuel fluctuating up and down each week. This means that fuel economy is crucial to the success of your business. Read on to find out essential tips and tricks to improving the fuel economy of your semi-truck and getting the most out of your fuel money.

Fuel Economy

For any semi-truck owner-operator, fuel for your truck is one of your biggest expenses. It can also be one of the most variable expenses, with the price of fuel fluctuating up and down each week. This means that fuel economy is crucial to the success of your business.

Improving Your Truck’s Fuel Economy

  • Essential Aerodynamics

Other than having an efficient engine, one of the best way to reduce your fuel costs is by reducing your aerodynamic drag. When you’re driving at speed overs 50 MPH, every 2% reduction in your aerodynamic drag will give you a 1% increase in fuel economy. (more…)

Questions to Ask Before Buying a New Freightliner Truck

Monday, August 10th, 2015

Some people will tell you that the biggest purchase you make in your lifetime will be your home, but those individuals have obviously never bought a new Freightliner truck!

Since it’s such a big purchase, you shouldn’t be afraid to learn more about buying a Freightliner. What are some specific questions to focus on to help you gain all the information you need to make an informed decision?

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Some people will tell you that the biggest purchase you make in your lifetime will be your home, but those individuals have obviously never bought a new Freightliner truck!

Can I Test Drive a New Freightliner?

If the truck you’re looking to purchase is on the lot, then there shouldn’t be any reason why you can’t test-drive it. If the specific truck is not on the lot, a reputable dealership will work with you to find a way to get you behind the wheel. Since this is such a big purchase, you want to make sure that you like the feel and overall experience. (more…)

Daimler Trucks North America Invests in Zonar Systems

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and Zonar Systems, Inc. announced last month that DTNA has become a minority investor in Zonar. The two companies have been partners since 2011, but this new investment marks a milestone in DTNA and Zonar’s shared goal of improving transportation logistics through intelligent connectivity.

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Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) and Zonar Systems, Inc. announced last month that DTNA has become a minority investor in Zonar.

DTNA and Zonar’s Strategic Partnership

Zonar has long been a leader in providing electronic fleet inspection, tracking and operations solutions for public and private fleets, with an emphasis in fuel savings, simpler compliance, increased uptime, and improved safety. Partnered with one of America’s leading vehicle manufacturers, this team is sure to be unstoppable when it comes to revolutionizing telematics. President and CEO of Daimler Trucks North America, Martin Daum, said of this partnership, “The strategic partnership provides DTNA the ability to leverage the agile development and rapid innovation cycles for which Zonar is known. Zonar’s solutions, combined with DTNA’s industry leadership in engineering, will benefit customers across all markets. The future of DTNA’s and Zonar’s products will evolve, but our ultimate focus is on increasing efficiency and safety – benefitting everyone on the road.” (more…)

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