For any kind of business a utility or delivery truck is part of its lifeblood, transporting goods and supplies from the main office or warehouse to customers and clients. Whatever type of commercial truck, the vehicles suffers a lot more wear and tear compared to a normal passenger car for several reasons:
1. Your delivery truck carries heavier loads than a normal vehicle which puts a greater demand on the transmission, suspension and tires.
2. It does a lot of accelerating and braking because of the stop-and-go delivery route which causes the oil break down more quickly.
3. It spends… Continue reading
Economists are seeing a steep rise in market demand for transportation services. In fact, it is projected that by 2020, some 29.1 million of these types of logistics units will be operating worldwide, and a considerable section of the industry will be made up of refrigerated trucks and vans.
Perishable produce, frozen food or beverages, chemicals, plants, and other temperature-sensitive items that you store, serve, or transport to your customer should be in their best condition at any given time. Can you imagine what a refrigeration breakdown could do to your products? You’ll have to deal with spoilage, rejected or… 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
Whether you’re a expedited freight service or a final mile white glove delivery company, there is one thing certain about your cargo box truck: Your cargo box either has leaked in the past, is currently leaking or will leak in the future. At some point its going to be an issue, but you don’t have to live with it. Lets take a look at how to address this problem.
Your cargo box is leaking because of either damage or general ageing. General wear and tear caused from ageing results in brittle caulking and loose rivets. Physical damage on the… Continue reading
Don’t let your engine cooling system be the reason your truck has a problem! Engine cooling systems protect engines and keep them working at the most efficient temperature. Use these quick and easy tips during your day to keep engines running cool.
Coolant (antifreeze) helps protect the engine from rust, corrosion and overheating. Just like the rest of your truck, heat negatively affects the engine cooling system. It is important to keep your cooling system in good working condition. Luckily, engine cooling system issues are easy to spot, fix and prevent.
Engine Cooling System Overview
The engine cooling system… Continue reading
Summer truck battery maintenance is a must. It is a common misconception that winter weather is harder on batteries than summer weather. Warmer temperatures increase battery capacity, making it easier to turn over the engine. However, warm temperatures speed up the rate of deterioration. Stay on top of summer truck battery maintenance with these tips.
Before getting into the tips, here are a couple of keywords and definitions:
Sulfation Definition: High temperatures increase the rate of sulfation, which is the build-up of lead sulfate crystals. Lead sulfate forms naturally on both electrodes when the battery discharges. The lead sulfate easily… Continue reading
Mobile boutiques and other mobile businesses are becoming increasingly popular. It is a cost-efficient, trendy way to reach a large customer base. Think inside the box. Outfit used trucks, trailers or cargo boxes with all the necessary tools for successful mobile boutiques.
We were able to catch up with Oklahoma’s mobile boutiques expert, Heather Parsons. She shared her experience starting her mobile boutique, Cargo Room. Cargo Room is Oklahoma City’s premiere mobile boutique. While making its first street debut on July 18, 2014, this 84 square foot trailer is decked out with all the latest fashions. And yes,… Continue reading
The Tiny House Movement is sweeping the nation as people are reevaluating their way of living. Tiny houses are about living simply while still having everything that you need. They offer the freedom to live a bigger life. So where do you start?
First, find the right container. Tiny houses can be made out of anything, but cargo boxes are especially easy to convert into a tiny house. Cargo boxes are the perfect size and they can also be made mobile. They are extremely durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions, making them a great candidate for a tiny house.… Continue reading
With budgets getting tighter, box truck ideas have become the new wave of innovation. What you can do with them is only limited by your imagination. Turn them into a tiny house. Use custom fabrication to transform them into food trucks, mobile boutiques or landscape trucks. From personal to commercial, come explore with us the limitless possibilities.
Landscape trucks provide all the functionality of a trailer, while keeping equipment safe, organized and easy to access. For example, add a dovetail ramp to a box truck or van body. This allows equipment and tools to be kept… Continue reading
Avoid 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