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If you're a professional trucker or fleet manager, you undoubtedly know almost everything there is to know about heavy duty trucks. So why not take this "semi quiz" and see if you score 100%. Or share the quiz with your non-trucking friends. You might even learn a new tidbit of 18-wheeler trivia.
Safety has always been a top priority for long haul drivers. Accidents are expensive, across the board. If the accident is serious enough, there is the possibility of human injuries or even fatalities. And every accident brings unproductive delays and downtime, paperwork and the high price of repairs.
Here at Tracey Road Equipment, we know both the trucking and construction industries, so we see first-hand how the two are interconnected. In recent years, we have all seen tremendous changes in the design and manufacturing of heavy duty trucks, and we've noticed trends that can (or should) significantly impact the decisions you make when buying trucks for your construction business.
Western Star has given owner-operators and fleet managers yet another reason to choose their brand. They have expanded their line with a new on-highway truck -- the Western Star 5700XE -- designed to take you into the future with style and efficiency. They say the XE stands for "extreme efficiency." Of course it does. We'd expect nothing less from Western Star.
With this winter already showing her nasty side, it's a good time for a little refresher on key truck driving tips for winter weather. Here are six reminders that will help you stay safe on the road and help those driving around you stay safer, too.
New technologies are dramatically changing the way heavy duty trucks are engineered. They’re more efficient, more comfortable and far more convenient to drive. In many ways, they’re easier and less costly to maintain. But driving and maintenance require a new set of skills that correspond to all that new technology. If your truck is equipped with a diesel particulate filter, how do you know what to look for when the DPF lights come on?
How do they do it? As great as Freightliner on-highwaytrucks have always been, they just keep getting better. Now Freightliner has come up with a lengthy list of new and improved features for the Cascadia® and Cascadia Evolution.
Have you seen our new monthly Tracey Road Equipment e-newsletter? It’s hot off the drawing board, and you can be among the first to subscribe so you won’t miss a single issue.
If you currently lease your trucks, or you'se considering leasing, you need to know that the rules governing how you account for your truck lease are about to change. New rules haven't been finalized yet, but they will be significantly different, requiring you to show all leases longer than 12 months on your balance sheet as an asset or a liability.
It won't be long, now. Freightliner says their next-generation Coronado 122SD should be available by late August. The company unveiled a prototype at this spring's Mid-America Trucking Show, and already it's receiving acclaim as the new cornerstone of Freightliner's SD line of severe duty vocational trucks.