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The Importance of Truck Drivers in Times of CrisisBy 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.Read the rest of this entry »
How To Put Tire Chains On A SemiBy Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Uncategorized on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 at 1:00 PM
Driving your semi in treacherous conditions during the winter, when there’s ice and/or snow on the road, can be dangerous. This is where tire chains can come in handy. By simply putting these chains onto your truck’s tires when you know you’ll be driving on slippery roads, you can get more traction to better maintain control.
Overcoming Loneliness On The RoadBy 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.
The Ins and Outs of DPF and DOC CleaningBy 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.
Introduction to Automatic “Auto Desorb“ Feature on MX Powered Peterbilt ChassisBy Allstate Peterbilt Group | Posted in Diesel Technicians & Mechanics on Monday, July 15th, 2019 at 7:29 PM
When Engine software version RC 7 was released in 2018, it added a whole new level of functionality to the MX powered Peterbilt chassis. Continue reading to learn about Automatic regens, or “Auto Desorb,” and how it can benefit you and your vehicle. .
The History of Peterbilt TrucksBy 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?
Types of Semi Truck Insurance CoverageBy 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.
What It Looks Like Inside A Big RigBy 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.
Famous Highways in the USBy 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!