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How Insurance Affects Commercial Truck Drivers

Tuesday, November 16th, 2021
What are the different types of commercial truck insurance?

Commercial truck insurance, like regular car insurance, can help protect you in the event you’re involved in an accident or your vehicle is damaged. You’ll need to shop for this type of insurance if you own or lease a truck or you’re running a business with a fleet of trucks and drivers.

The Ins and Outs of DPF and DOC Cleaning

Wednesday, April 21st, 2021

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).


The Importance of Truck Drivers in Times of Crisis

Friday, March 27th, 2020

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. 


Can Section 179 Benefit You and Your Business?

Tuesday, December 11th, 2018
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.


Truck Maintenance Checklist for Winter

Wednesday, February 7th, 2018

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.


How Has Last-mile Delivery Affected the Trucking Industry?

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

The rise in e-commerce has had a significant impact on a variety of industries, the trucking industry included. As people are ordering more products online, the trucking industry is tasked with challenge of ensuring everyone gets their packages on time. The “last mile” of every delivery is the most important part. Let’s talk about how the last-mile delivery has affected the trucking industry! (more…)

Warranty Options When Purchasing Pre-Owned

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
Used Peterbilt models

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? (more…)

Tips to Keep Your Truck Running in Cold Weather

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

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. (more…)

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

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

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. (more…)

Mobile Truck Service Provides Convenience for Fleet Owners

Thursday, December 8th, 2016
Benefits of commercial truck mobile service

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? (more…)

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