The Importance of Truck Drivers in Times of Crisis

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in News & Info on Friday, March 27th, 2020 at 5:03 PM

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. 

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How To Put Tire Chains On A Semi

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Every trucker will have to put on chains at some point in their career, especially when the weather gets bad. Putting on or taking off chains can be tricky, so let’s go through the steps of putting on chains the proper way.

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Overcoming Loneliness On The Road

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Driver Info, Trucking Industry Information on Monday, August 26th, 2019 at 8:00 AM

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.

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The Ins and Outs of DPF and DOC Cleaning

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Uncategorized on Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 3:01 PM

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.

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Introduction to Automatic “Auto Desorb“ Feature on MX Powered Peterbilt Chassis

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Diesel Technicians & Mechanics on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 7:29 PM

On May 7, 2018, Engine software version RC 7 was released to add a new functionality to the MX engine family.

Automatic regens or “Auto Desorb,” as it is referred to by Paccar, is your truck’s ability to do small maintenance regenerations without the driver’s interaction. Think of them as automatic mini regens to help prevent the operator from having to perform a mandatory stationary regen. As we all know, these types of regenerations are required to be initiated by the driver and render the vehicle out-of-service, sometimes for up to an hour. Particularly, if your vehicle idles for more than three hours continuously, operates in cold climates, or is a 2017 year model. It is important to make sure to utilize this new feature to prevent shortened aftertreatment life, nuisance manual regens, and costly downtime.

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The History of Peterbilt Trucks

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Trucking Industry Information on Monday, June 17th, 2019 at 8:00 AM

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?

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Types of Semi Truck Insurance Coverage

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 7:25 PM

Have you recently purchased an awesome semi truck and need semi truck insurance? Are you not happy with your current semi truck coverage and wondering what to do? Or maybe you’re considering purchasing a new semi and want to know as much as you can before you do? Regardless of your stage in the process, you’re in the right place.

Insurance can be tricky. It can be daunting and confusing. Some may wonder why insurance is even that important.

One simple reason: semi trucks are expensive. You want to protect your investments. Another reason to get insurance? Trucks are big and heavy…they can create some serious damage. Lastly, without insurance, your company is at major risk!
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What It Looks Like Inside A Big Rig

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 at 3:30 PM

We see them everywhere we go. We see them on the road, on the side of the road, at rest stops, at grocery stores…everywhere. With that being said, have you ever wondered what it looks like inside a big rig? These drivers travel from coast-to-coast where their 18-wheeler becomes their second home on wheels. Making a big rig suitable for day-to-day living,  manufactures put a lot of thought into building the rig digs to make it comfortable for the driver, on and off the road.  They don’t all look the same; the appearance, depends on the manufacturer, the decor and taste of the driver, and even additions of luxury for big rig owners.

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Famous Highways in the US

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Driver Info on Monday, April 15th, 2019 at 2:22 PM

We are all in our little corner of the world. It is easy to forget all the people, places, culture, and scenery that exists out in the world, let alone the US. While some may choose planes to get from destination to destination, others prefer the wide-open-roads. And for those people, they may want to bring their attention here. There are interstate highways, US numbered highways, state highways, country highways. Below are the top six famous highways not to miss, whether it’s a family road trip vacation, a trucker’s map of the must have routes to deliver their loads, or a time to be alone and soak in all the quiet. Get ready to start planning!

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Famous Trucker Songs – Old Songs and New

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Driver Info on Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at 8:18 PM
Famous Trucker Songs

April is right around the corner. This means sun shining, windows down, music loud. Are you picturing it yet? Okay, now you’ve turned on your Spotify playlist filled with the best trucker songs of all time; some new, some old, all awesome. Now you’re really in a good mood!

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