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.
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.
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?
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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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.
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!
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!
You see them everywhere. Those big semi’s that seem to take up the entire road and always drive “way to slow.” Just a reminder, there are actual people inside those trucks! Truck drivers who dedicate their life to being on the road. Their responsibilities are making sure the clothing we wear, the produce we eat, and the vehicles we drive arrive at their destinations in time for us to purchase them. They, without a doubt, keep America moving!
Now the question is, do you want to be a part of the movement and become a truck driver?