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Truck Driver Safety Tips You Need to Know

Truck Driver Blind Spots

Truck drivers know they have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country so following truck driver safety tips is a must. Stay safe on the road with these quick and easy safety tips.

 

You Know It

The job requires caution, concentration and expertise. Truck drivers must be aware of their truck, wildlife, and other motorists on the road and remain aware of the truck’s cargo. Because of heavy or dangerous cargo, a mistake could have major consequences.

Truck driving consistently ranks as one of the “10 Most Dangerous Jobs”. Over 85,000 injuries and 411,000 accidents involved large… Continue reading

Summer Truck Maintenance Check List

The summer heat is just as hard on your truck as it is on you. With these scorching Oklahoma temperatures, it is especially important to prepare your truck for the heat to ensure it stays running smoothly all summer.  If you haven’t done your summer truck maintenance, now is the time!

Our service department put together five truck maintenance tips to help you drive safe and stay cool this summer.

Summer Truck Maintenance Checklist Infographic

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Summer Truck Maintenance Check List

 

1. Engine Cooling System

Truck Maintenance - CoolantCheck antifreeze concentration levels and make sure the antifreeze-to-water ratio is correct. Cooling ratio is as important… Continue reading

International Roadcheck 2016 Tire Inspection

International Roadcheck 2016 Tire InspectionAvoid getting a violation in next weeks International Roadcheck 2016! CVSA’s International Roadcheck 2016 is June 7th– 9th. During this 72-hour period approximately 10,000 federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local inspectors will conduct commercial vehicle and driver inspections at thousands of locations across the country.

Nearly 17 trucks or buses are inspected every minute during this 72-hour period! This event is designed to emphasize the importance of driver and truck safety inspections in hopes of reducing roadway tragedies. Each year, the International Roadcheck focuses on a specific area of violations.

This year’s emphasis is on tire… Continue reading

Dealing with Cargo Boxes Water Leaks

Cargo boxes, also known as van bodies, get water leaks. Even new ones! Once they do, the next problem is finding the leak. The best solution is not getting them in the first place. If you do have a leak, how do you detect them? How do you prevent them? And how do you fix them?

“One way to detect water leaks is by looking out for water stains in the interior lining of the truck.” Kirk Booth, Service Manager at Truck-N-Trailer, said.  “Water leaks typically occur in the front, or forward, two corners of the box. This is… Continue reading

Operation Airbrake : Beginning September 6th – 12th, 2015

Fellow drivers, let’s face it; it’s that time of the year again – Operation Airbrake. This year’s annual brake safety week is upon Operation Airbrake is now in effect!us. Operation Airbrake is coming to the United States early this fall. The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) issues the inspection. It is determines whether or not your vehicle is Out of Service (OOS).

Operation Airbrake is an international truck and bus safety campaign. The goal is to improve brake safety all throughout northern America. The primary operation of brake safety week is preventing highway wrecks from faulty brake systems. It educates drivers, mechanics, and all others… Continue reading

Conducting A Truck Brake Inspection

We all know things wear out over time – including trucking components. The speed at which things wear out depend on driver habits, weather, the climate and how the truck is used.

It’s important for truck owners, operators and service people to have a system set up to record wear patterns and inspection results. Keeping up with the test results over time and making timely repairs will extend the service life of their truck fleets.

We’re talking about trucks braking systems so we don’t really need to emphasize how important keeping this system well maintained is. Technicians should keep brakes… Continue reading