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Never Ignore These Top 6 Truck Maintenance Items

Never Ignore These Top 6 Truck Maintenance Items

Whether you are an owner-operator or drive for a commercial trucking company, maintaining your semi-truck or fleet ensures truck drivers will reach their destinations on time. When delays occur because of road-side breakdowns, it can result in lost business. Loads are not delivered and picked up on time. If this becomes a common occurrence, you could lose business as a result. Taking care of your semi-truck also helps you identify potential problems before they become major repairs. When minor truck preventive maintenance issues are addressed sooner than later, the amount of time your truck is down will also be less. What items should be on your truck maintenance list? Here’s our list of top maintenance items to never ignore: 1. Change the oil and oil filter frequently. It can be tempting to go by mileage—but don’t. Trucks can idle for long hours at a time, so oil and oil filter changes need ... read more

How Often Is Fleet Maintenance Diesel Service Needed?

How Often Is Fleet Maintenance Diesel Service Needed?

The diesel engines used in today’s commercial vehicles and semi-trucks are more complex, in part due to advances in technology. Computers, computer chips, electronics, and other such things are used to help provide better fuel efficiency, torque, and horsepower. As such, regular fleet maintenance diesel service is necessary to keep the engine running and operating correctly. Signs Diesel Service Is Required Diesel engines will provide several early warning signs diesel service is required now, not later. If you ignore these warning signs, you could be looking at a costlier diesel engine repair service. Noticeable Exhaust Smoke: If you see smoke coming out of the exhaust pipes, there is a problem that needs to be fixed. The color of the smoke can help pinpoint what is wrong. Let your diesel mechanic know what color smoke you saw ... read more

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Troubleshooting Tips to Help Diagnose Potential Truck Mechanical Problems

Troubleshooting Tips to Help Diagnose Potential Truck Mechanical Problems

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, truck drivers and trucks are on the road more than ever. Truckers are hauling essential supplies, food, medical supplies, and other things from one location to the next. Even non-essential items are being shipped by truck now that many states have started reopening. With trucks clocking more road hours, it is important to make sure you are keeping up on your fleet maintenance. We understand that it can be difficult, given that you need to keep your drivers on the road earning money. Yet, maintenance is essential to avoid costly truck repair bills later. Whether you are an owner-operator or drive a truck for a larger operation, it is worthwhile to review these troubleshooting tips that can help you diagnose potential truck mechanical problems before they become major repairs. Tip #1: Check for fluid leaks before hitting the road. Take the time to walk around the truck and look for oil ... read more