Semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and diesel trucks have different maintenance needs than passenger vehicles. Commercial trucks frequently drive long distances and over various types of terrain. Technology advances in recent years have increased the length of time between oil changes in commercial trucks. In general, you can expect to change your truck’s oil every 25,000 miles. But other factors may affect how often the oil needs to be changed. Read on for more tips about changing the oil in your semi-truck.
Archive for August, 2021
Driving a truck for a living can create some barriers to healthy living. Usually, truck drivers do not have regular schedules, depend on truck stops for food, and sit for long periods of time. Over time, this could cause various health issues, such as weight gain, back pain, and skin damage. Being a truck driver is often a stressful position and can easily lead to burnout. Here are some tips to help reduce driver fatigue on the road.
Changing a tire on a passenger car may be a simple task, but the process is nowhere near as simple when changing a semi-truck tire. Due to the equipment involved and the sheer weight of the truck, dispatchers often need to be called when a tire needs to be replaced. The best course of action when you have a flat tire is to find a truck stop to have your vehicle serviced. But if you can not get to a truck stop, it is possible to change the tire yourself. Here are the steps to changing a semi-truck tire.
Unfortunately, truck breakdowns are widespread. Even the most experienced truck drivers have to deal with breakdowns sometimes. While mechanical errors may cause some truck breakdowns, many of the most prevalent reasons for mishaps can be caught early and possibly prevented. Here are some common causes of truck breakdowns