Warranty Options When Purchasing Pre-Owned

By Bill Maki
Used Truck Manager
Allstate Peterbilt Group

Recently, a host of companies offering extended warranties on pre-owned units entered the used truck market. Most of these programs include a limited mechanical breakdown warranty and require an inspection. So, how do you know if an extended warranty is worth the additional cost? Or which type is best for you? Read the rest of this entry >>

Truck Leasing Can Benefit Your Business

By Nick Corona
Leasing Manager
Allstate Peterbilt Group
The transportation of products and services is a central component to the way we all live. Whether that is a load of building materials, some fresh fruit or your weekly garbage pickup, we all rely on the transportation industry to keep the world moving. While each purchase or lease decision is company specific, many sectors of the transportation industry can and do benefit from leasing trucks. Those reasons include; controlling maintenance costs, freeing up capital for other expenses and providing reassurance to focus on a core business. Not to mention, leasing a truck is a great way to guarantee you’re always operating new model equipment without the investment of purchasing. In most cases, you can even customize the truck to meet your specific business needs. Read the rest of this entry >>

Tips to Keep Your Truck Running in Cold Weather

By Dana Dagen
Regional Service Manager
Allstate Peterbilt Group

Being in the trucking industry, we are all more than aware of the headaches cold weather can create for drivers and maintenance managers alike. Most industry veterans are very familiar with the havoc that winter can cause for a truck’s fundamental components. However, many of us are not as comfortable with the newer technology of the engine and aftertreatment systems that are ever evolving. Read the rest of this entry >>

The Advantages of Online Parts Ordering

By Anthony Howard
Regional Parts Manager
Allstate Peterbilt Group


In a world where shopping online has become the norm at home, why shouldn’t the trucking industry take advantage of the same time-

saving opportunities at work?

Across the industry more and more dealers and manufacturers are providing web portals for their customers. Some of these sites are very simple, while others offer a whole suite of services. Regardless of the complexity, all of these sites aim to help make doing business easier. From ordering your parts, printing a copy of an invoice, or simply shopping for chrome, these sites can save you valuable time. Read the rest of this entry >>

Planning for the Next Round of Emission Regulations “GHG Phase 2”

By Tom Wentworth
General Sales Manager
Allstate Peterbilt Group
Have you ever thought it would have been nice to have a “do over” on how you planned for 2007 and the first DPF trucks required by the EPA? If so, Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 may provide you with your chance. By the time you read this president Obama will most likely have signed the latest emission reduction proposal into law. It may be worth a quick google search of the topic which will provide you with dozens of articles detailing the new requirements. Read the rest of this entry >>

Mobile Truck Service Provides Convenience for Fleet Owners

By Kyle Gillett
Mobile Service Manager
Allstate Peterbilt Group
If you’re like most fleet owners, you may be able to perform routine maintenance at your facility. But you probably don’t have OEM certified technicians or electronic diagnostic tools on hand for the more complex jobs. So what are your options? Read the rest of this entry >>

Maintenance Recommendations for Aftertreatment Uptime

By Tony Rich
Service Technician
Allstate Peterbilt Group

If you have 2010 or newer units in your fleet, you already know there are additional requirements for maintaining the aftertreatment system. But, are you aware of the recommended maintenance schedules for ALL of the components? Staying ahead of these practices will not only help you increase uptime, but prevent significant repair costs. Read the rest of this entry >>

Four Questions You Should Always Ask when Buying a Used Truck

By Bill Maki
Used Truck Manager
Allstate Peterbilt Group
The time has come… you are ready to purchase your “new” used truck! Do you know what you should be looking for when evaluating a truck? After all, this is a critical decision and you want to be sure you are making the best choice for you and your business. Before purchasing a used truck, you should always ask the following four questions: Read the rest of this entry >>

Commercial Truck Rentals Give Your Business Flexibility

By Brady Mork
Rental Manager
Allstate Peterbilt Group
Whether you are an Owner Operator or run a large fleet, your primary goal is to make sure that your contracted freight gets to its final destination, on time! Now for the hard part; with all the disruptions that trucks and trucking companies will encounter, some good and some bad, how can you help to ensure that your freight gets to where it needs to be when it needs to be there? Read the rest of this entry >>