When you’re out on the road, there are two machines you must care for: your truck, and your body. Staying cool during the summer months of trucking is incredibly important for your health and sanity. It’s always important that you prepare for hot temperatures, as you may find yourself in the middle of the heat before you know it. Extreme heat and exhaustion can put truckers in seriously dangerous situations. Thankfully, we have some ways to beat the heat and stay cool while trucking.
Archive for June, 2022
When a semi-truck crashes, people often believe that the brakes are the cause. However, a complete brake failure is rare. Even when improperly maintained, semi-truck brakes can still provide low levels of braking force. A truck driver might not even notice that there is a problem. The brakes might still perform as expected when they stop for stop signs or slow down for other reasons. However, when there is an emergency, and a driver must apply a lot of force, the inadequate brakes won’t provide the expected stopping force. It’s crucial to maintain the braking system for this reason. Here is what you should know about semi-truck brake maintenance.
Replacing your truck’s engine is a big ordeal — but sometimes it’s incredibly necessary. In fact, there are certain things you need to understand when it comes to the telltale signs that it’s time that your engine undergo a complete overhaul. The reality is, engine replacement is always a clear option for truck drivers who are trying to make the most out of their truck so they can withstand the test of time — or at least their next trip. Here are the telltale signs that your engine needs to be replaced immediately. (more…)
Heavy duty trucks tend to come with specific problems and issues over the years; even a freightliner. In fact, while they are sturdy — they are not actually indestructible. The reality is, maintenance and inspections are necessary — your truck may end up experiencing issues over the years that might pop up or simply go unnoticed. Ultimately, being careful about dealing with any freightliner truck issues as they come up and dealing with them immediately — you can end up reducing the amount of additional problems that might arise otherwise. Here are the most common trucking problems and the best proactive measures to put in place to avoid them from occurring. (more…)