We’ve officially passed the autumnal equinox for another year and entered into the fall. While this time of year is comfortable and beautiful, it does present its own challenges, especially for semi-truck drivers. The days are shorter and the nights are longer, and it will only continue to shift in that direction until the winter solstice when we start to flow the opposite way once again. What does all of this mean for your life and income as a trucker? Well, for many, the fall is a down time and a slower season. That doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to do, however. Take advantage of the time you have and get some seasonal fall semi-truck maintenance done.
Archive for September, 2022
Semi-trucks are a reliable and worthy investment for any fleet manager. However, a truck’s age becomes apparent over time, and all vehicle owners should be fully aware of this. A vehicle’s age affects ownership costs, life cycle expenses, and calculations. The longer you keep an older semi-truck, the pricier maintenance fees and repairs become.
Living and working as a semi-truck driver is a career with many amazing opportunities. Of course, it also has its downsides (long hours of solo travel can certainly be lonely) and dangers (the risk of accidents or falling asleep on the road are certainly real). One big factor that people need to consider before embarking on a career as a truck driver is the cost of the rig they will be spending a lot of time in. In many cases, the drivers also own their truck – so how long should you expect your truck to last out there on the road? Generally speaking, there are five major factors that influence the lifespan of a semi-truck. Let’s investigate them! (more…)
All truck drivers know how critical steering is in helping them maneuver their semi-truck safely. A faulty steering system can make it hard to control your truck and cause an accident. Baltimore Freightliner is here to keep these five potential truck steering issues on your radar. (more…)
Usually this page focuses on larger rigs, but semi-trucks aren’t the only tool in the delivery garage. The Sprinter van is a common sight in most cities since it is the most popular choice for local delivery and as a work van. Whether you have one van or a whole fleet for your business, maintenance is key to keeping them running well. One of the main maintenance tasks is monitoring and repairing the transmission as issues arise. If you’re noticing any of these signs of transmission issues with your Sprinter van, make sure that you get it into the repair shop pronto. (more…)