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Tips for Driving in the Snow with a Tractor Trailer

February 12, 2019 11:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We don’t see a whole lot of snow here in Flagstaff—the occasional dusting, sure, but nothing like the blizzards our fellow Americans in the north and Midwest have to deal with. Still, for those of you who are truck drivers, it is likely you go on some long cross-country trips that involve having to drive through snowy and icy weather. Therefore, even if you’re local to Arizona, it’s still worth knowing how to drive in the snow with a tractor trailer, because chances are you’re going to have to do it eventually. With this in mind, here are some tips... View Article

What Are the Most Critical Components of Any Tractor Trailer?

January 25, 2019 8:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re going to hit the road with a trailer in tow, what should your tractor trailer system include? Of course, you’ll need your truck, some fuel and a large coffee for the drive, but what are the most critical components of the tractor trailer? Your mobile tractor trailer mechanic in Flagstaff, AZ is here to tell you what you need. While specifics may vary by trailer or driver, the following trailer features are basic essentials. Don’t leave home without them. The Right Tires Did you know that the right tires can save your life? Keep in mind that the... View Article

What Should You Inspect for Tractor Trailer Repair in Flagstaff, AZ?

January 11, 2019 8:41 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you’re not mechanically inclined, it can be hard to know what needs to be checked for tractor trailer repair in Flagstaff, AZ. After kicking the tires, what should you do? Since a thorough inspection is important to detect issues before they become dangerous, it’s crucial to know what to inspect and how. Use the following guide to perform a complete inspection of your trailer. If you discover anything of concern, don’t hesitate to bring it to a professional for tractor trailer repair in Flagstaff, AZ: Test the lights: All lights on the trailer should be fully operational before the... View Article

Now Offering Foreign and Domestic Auto Repair!

December 25, 2018 6:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

While we have long built our reputation on our work as providers of semi truck repair in Flagstaff, AZ, as well as services for other large commercial and industrial vehicles, we are pleased to announce that we at Maclin Truck & Trailer now also offer general auto repair for both foreign and domestic vehicles. We have experienced mechanics on hand who are capable of working with you to identify the problem you’re dealing with in your vehicle and get it fixed as efficiently as possible so you can get back on the road. If you’re in need of a mechanic,... View Article

An Overview of Transloads, Load Recovery and Load Swaps

December 11, 2018 6:36 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When you’re looking for a mobile mechanic in Flagstaff, AZ that you can trust for ongoing service and potential emergency situations, it can be helpful to look for other types of services and benefits they provide as well. Three such examples are transloading, load recovery and load swaps. But what exactly are these three services? Here’s a quick look. Transloading Transloading is the process of transferring a shipment off of one mode of transportation and on to another. The most common scenario in which it is used is if a single mode of transportation cannot be used for the entire... View Article