Category: Commercial Truck Efficiency

How Truck Drivers can Save Money on Gas

One of the biggest costs associated with truck driving is the cost of gas. Gas is obviously what drivers use to power their trucks as they drive across states, and they need to spend a significant amount of money on it in order to keep trucking along. However, there are some steps they can take… Read more »

Diesel Prices Are Continuing to Fall

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For many years, regular unleaded gas has been cheaper than diesel, but now, it’s just the opposite. Diesel prices are decreasing while regular unleaded gas in on the rise. Because of this, the times are going extremely well especially for U.S. truckers. Consumers continue to buy and sell goods that are being shipped through freight… Read more »

The Importance of Tire Rotations on Commercial Trucks

Tire rotation on commercial trucks is important because tires wear unevenly. By rotating tires, you can get a longer life out of your tires and ensure maximum traction on the road. Tires wear unevenly due to improper inflation, misalignment, and other reasons. Their position on the vehicle as well as your driving style and the… Read more »

Tips for Drivers: Efficiently Loading Semi-Trucks

Whether it is drums, cargo wrapped and placed on skids, or individually wrapped commodities, it is important to pack any semi-truck properly. Knowing that the maximum gross vehicle weight should not exceed 40 tons, figuring the load size has to be the first consideration when packing. Next, ensure that you have the proper equipment such… Read more »