When you’re ready to invest in a new truck—whether you’re first starting out as an independent trucker or you have years of experience and are ready to upgrade—you’ll need to decide if you’re going to buy or lease the vehicle. And the same is true if you run a business and want to build or grow your fleet of vehicles.Read the rest of this entry »
Exhaust from a diesel engine can be harmful to the environment and human health. So, to make the exhaust cleaner, manufacturers started adding an aftertreatment system to their trucks in 2007. This includes a Diesel Oxidation Catalyst (DOC) and Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF).
Even though the Peterbilt 379 is no longer in production (it was introduced in 1986 and discontinued in 2007), it’s still one of the most popular models of Class 8 trucks for anyone who wants a high-quality vehicle that will support their trucking career. And the good news is you can still purchase used Peterbilt 379 trucks! But, before you start shopping for one, it’s wise to take a look at some of its history and features. Read the rest of this entry »
Big rigs, also known as 18-wheelers, are designed to make life on the road as a trucker a lot more comfortable. Spending extended periods of time away from home can be rough. But if you’re in the right vehicle, the important job of transporting goods over long distances can be easier because you’ll have all of the essentials you need right in your truck.Read the rest of this entry »
As people all over the world slow down, stay in, and do their best to stop the spread of the coronavirus, they’re also taking note of the workers who are putting themselves on the front lines.
Medical professionals aren’t the only ones helping others during this crisis. Grocery store employees are stocking shelves as often as they can, restaurant workers are still preparing meals for takeout orders, and delivery people are making sure families don’t have to leave their homes to get the food and supplies they need.
But there’s another group of heroes during this pandemic: truck drivers. The truth is that, if the trucking industry were to stop, everyone would be affected, including those grocery store workers, medical pros, and delivery people mentioned above. So here’s a brief look at some of the ways that truckers are supporting all of us.Read the rest of this entry »
Driving your semi in treacherous conditions during the winter, when there’s ice and/or snow on the road, can be dangerous. This is where tire chains can come in handy. By simply putting these chains onto your truck’s tires when you know you’ll be driving on slippery roads, you can get more traction to better maintain control.
The life of a trucker is a life spent on the road, a lot. They are alone, a lot. And let’s face it, being on the road can be difficult for truck drivers at times. It can bring loneliness. Being away from family and friends for a long period of time will take a toll on anyone. For truckers, this is just a day in the life. The feeling of loneliness is a feeling no one should feel on a daily basis. Here are a few tips that we’ve received about how to deal with the loneliness and make the days easier.
The Importance Of Cleaning Diesel Filters
When was the last time you had your diesel particulate filter (DPF) or diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) cleaned? If the answer is “I don’t know” and your truck is older than a 2007 model, it is time to visit a repair shop. If your diesel engine is newer than 2007, here are a few things you should know to extend your filter life and increase your fuel efficiency.
When Engine software version RC 7 was released in 2018, it added a whole new level of functionality to the MX powered Peterbilt chassis. Continue reading to learn about Automatic regens, or “Auto Desorb,” and how it can benefit you and your vehicle. .
Have you ever wondered about the history of Peterbilt trucks? Who started it all? What contributes to its success? You’ve found the right place. From the very beginning in 1939, to the monumental milestone Peterbilt has reached this year, there are loads of interesting facts and details. Ready to begin?