Three feet doesn’t seem like a large distance but in the world of the commercial truck, three feet from the ground to the threshold/floor height of the truck body can be the most important three feet in the world. Getting thousands of pounds of materials up and down that distance in a timely and efficient manner can be the most important aspect of a shipment. Lift gates allow for a shipment to reach its destination in a manner that wouldn’t be possible without this kind of equipment. Several questions to ask as you start the fact finding process are: So… Continue reading
Nearly 13% of all registered vehicles in the country are commercial trucks—all of which should be in top running condition at all times. Every commercial truck and trailer owner knows that their business operations rely heavily on well-maintained and regularly serviced equipment. Only with a top-performing commercial truck can you be sure about the safe and successful delivery of your products and services.
Behind every well-maintained commercial truck is a reliable service provider. In Oklahoma City, Truck-N-Trailer is your go-to repair and maintenance team. Having been in the used commercial truck and trailer business for decades, we know commercial trucks… Continue reading
There is a growing marketplace for movement of commercial goods and products. Because of urbanization and a steep rise in trade volumes, delivery services promise competitive but lucrative business.
Seriously considering a truck delivery business? We help you get to the basics with these questions.
1. What Type of Product/s Will You Deliver?
Deciding on the product you will be delivering sets the foundation for your entire operation. Will you be transporting small items that one person can handle? Will you be delivering bigger cargo like furniture that will require more people? Will you be tapping manufacturing businesses and wholesale… Continue reading
With the September 14th Category I Hurricane Florence barely in our rearview mirror, the clean up process begins. Like so many hurricanes in recent US history, it’s a long tedious process to put each community back together. Literally, every application of commercial vehicles are in high demand as the affected East Coast rebuilds hard hit areas.
After emergency responders clear affected areas such as Wilmington, North Carolina, the first to move in are medium duty wreckers. Wheel lift wreckers, boom wreckers and flatbed rollback wreckers all take part in clearing out flooded vehicles. With so much damage, this is no… Continue reading
Regardless of what you deliver, a basic requirement for your business is a work vehicle with a robust, sturdy truck body style. You need a highly dependable commercial truck or van that is suited to the type of cargo you carry, whether you’re transporting frozen and perishable items, boxed goods, furniture, electronics, hardware, consumer products, construction supplies, landscape work equipment, and everything else in between.
The importance of choosing the right type, make, and model of your truck cannot be overstated. But beyond the basics, a suitable commercial delivery truck should have specific, specialized features to guarantee performance and efficiency.… Continue reading
Why should you be concerned?
2007-2014 Sprinter Vehicles
Most of us have seen the news at fairly regular intervals about some sort of safety recall that has been initiated by a vehicle manufacturer; and many times we just move on with our lives not truly listening to the specific information. The recall information may not affect you personally with the vehicle(s) in your possession; but it could affect someone in your everyday life if you take a moment to listen to the broadcast information with purpose.
There are likely many reasons for a safety recall when it is developed by… Continue reading
Work truck fuel economy can make a huge impact on the bottom line of any business. For companies that operate a medium duty box truck within a metro area, fuel expense can easily be $8000 to $10,000 annually – and that’s just for one small box truck. As a result, fuel economy and MPG have become buzzwords among all medium duty commercial truck owners.
One vehicle however, has developed a reputation as being the leader of the pack when conserving cost at the pump. The Mercedes or Freightliner Sprinter is a German designed work vehicle that has fuel economy ratings… Continue reading
These simple items can extend the useful life expectancy of your truck. They are easy, not expensive and good reminders for anyone driving a truck. Trucks see more use and abuse than a regular vehicle, keeping them in top shape will pay dividends in the long run.
- Weekly Tire Pressure Check- have a designated crew member take a quality air pressure gauge and make sure that every tire on the truck is properly inflated to the truck manufacturer specifications placard. The placard sticker is typically found in the driver side door jamb, you can also look in the vehicle owner’s… Continue reading
Trucks are a valuable part of just about every service business and keeping them running efficiently takes just a little initiative and planning to extend the service life of the drive train of a truck. The drive train in basic terms consists of the engine, transmission, cooling system, braking system components, fuel system, driveshaft(s), and the differentials (front & rear if the vehicle is four-wheel drive). There are vehicles with more than two differentials, but for this article those are not discussed. When a truck is operating normally, your business is making money and when the truck isn’t on the… Continue reading
The work truck is a valuable part of your business and keeping it running efficiently helps protect the bottom line of your business. When the truck(s) are running, your business is functioning and when they aren’t on the road it’s costing you money and that is why they need to be kept in good order. Take a moment and see if these tips are already part of your maintenance protocols in addition to required scheduled maintenance. These item checks are simple to perform and may save you in mechanic service fees or towing costs due to mechanical failures over the… Continue reading