How to Become A Truck Driver

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Trucking Industry Information on Monday, February 4th, 2019 at 7:27 PM

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?

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Can Section 179 Benefit You and Your Business?

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Buying Advice, News & Info on Tuesday, December 11th, 2018 at 8:55 PM
Can Section 179 Benefit You and Your Business?

Can Section 179 Benefit You and Your Business?

December is upon us! And what comes after December? Tax Season. THIS tax season, you can take a Section 179 deduction of up to $1 million dollars.

You might wonder.. What is Section 179? Believe it or not, it’s not complicated.

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Regional, OTR, or Vocational Trucking: What’s Right for You

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Buying Advice, Driver Info, News & Info on Friday, September 7th, 2018 at 3:22 PM
Three types of trucking - Regional Over the Road Vocational Trucks

Regional, OTR, or Vocational Trucking: What’s Right for You

Truck driving is a popular occupation and it’s important to weigh your options and find what the best fit is for you. There are three main types of trucking:

  1. REGIONAL – This typically involves day trips – often a maximum of one or two nights out. A driver may run areas anywhere from a few city/counties to a few states.
  2. OVER THE ROAD (OTR) – A long-haul otr driver can spend weeks at a time on the road, with coast-to-coast loads.
  3. VOCATIONAL – Vocational drives take care of specific jobs or tasks. This category includes anywhere from dump trucks, end-dumps & side-dumps, belly dumps, refuse (garbage trucks and roll-offs), concrete trucks, service trucks, rail trucks- and the list goes on. These types of rigs are often found in construction sites, oil fields, landfills, and more.

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Truck Maintenance Checklist for Winter

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Driver Info, News & Info, Service and Parts on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 5:39 PM

Checklist for Winter Truck Maintenance

With the coldest months of winter upon us, it’s important to prepare your trucks for extreme cold temperatures. Extreme cold may impact the aftertreatment system heat management, which could impact the efficiency of your truck if not maintained properly.

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DPF and DOC Cleaning

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Cummins Engines, Mobile Service, News & Info, PACCAR Engines, Rules and Regulations, Service and Parts on Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 at 11:00 AM

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 newer 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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Valve Adjustments Explained

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Certified Pre-Owned, Cummins Engines, Mobile Service, PACCAR Engines, Service and Parts on Friday, December 15th, 2017 at 5:06 PM
Service Valve Adjustment

Why You Need a Valve Adjustment for Your Diesel Engine

A valve adjustment (sometimes also called an overhead) is vital to the health of your diesel engine to ensure proper combustion. This is often an overlooked task for proper engine maintenance; however, neglecting your valves could lead to a lot of unwanted hassles like loss of power and decreased fuel efficiency. Keeping a close eye on the valve lash can alert you to a problem before it leads to hefty repair costs for your diesel engine and a lot of unplanned downtime.

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Mobile Truck Service – Quick Onsite Mobile Truck Repair

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Mobile Service, Service and Parts on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 6:00 PM

 Service When And Where You Need It.

Mobile Truck Service brings OEM certified technicians to your location to help diagnose problems and perform truck repairs onsite.

If you’re like most fleet owners, you may be able to perform routine maintenance at your facility, but you probably don’t have an OEM certified technician or electronic diagnostic tools on hand for the more complex jobs. Whether you need emergency truck assistance or your fleet needs an annual repair, we are here to keep your truck on the road. Read the rest of this entry »

Winterization Checklist

By Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Service and Parts on Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 at 5:20 PM

The winter months are fast approaching so it is vital that your truck is ready for the cold and any inclement weather. Here are some of the things you need to do to as part of your winterization process to make sure you stay safe and avoid high costs this winter.
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Video: Take a look inside the manufacturing of the Peterbilt 579

By Product Expert | Posted in Peterbilt 579 on Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 5:37 PM
Peterbilt Model 579 Manufacturing Process

Peterbilt Model 579 Manufacturing Process

The Peterbilt 579 provides impressive aerodynamic performance and efficiency. These elements have made this truck one of the all-stars of the Peterbilt on-highway lineup. Everything starts with the Peterbilt 579 manufacturing process. This truck is carefully constructed to ensure the best quality. Take a look at this video showing the manufacturing process to learn more about how these trucks are made. Read the rest of this entry »

Peterbilt Introduces New Bendix Systems

By Product Expert | Posted in New Technology on Thursday, August 31st, 2017 at 3:41 PM
Peterbilt Bendix Factory Options

Peterbilt Bendix Factory Options

Peterbilt has introduced two new Bendix systems that will be available as factory options. The Peterbilt Bendix factory options will include a new Verajust LS slack adjuster and an Eversure spring break. Both of these systems are designed to maximize truck performance. Read the rest of this entry »

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