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Tips for Driving Your Truck Safely in the Rain

April 18, 2019 3:08 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

We’re midway through the spring, and for many parts of the United States, this is the wettest time of year in terms of rainfall. While you might not see a whole lot of rain around here in Arizona, if you’re going to be going on any long hauls you can certainly expect to experience some significant rains here and there, especially if you’re heading to the Great Plains or the Midwest. Rain makes driving a little bit more challenging for everyone on the road, but this is especially true for drivers of large commercial trucks. As the driver of a... View Article

Must-Have Safety Equipment for Any Tractor Trailer

March 29, 2019 11:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Experienced road trippers and those who take a lot of long-distance drives know the importance of packing truck emergency kits in Flagstaff, AZ. These packs typically include a first aid kit, flashlight and extra batteries, non-perishable food, bottled water, road flares, extra clothing and more. Change the contents of the bag depending on the season for optimal safety. Semi truck drivers have the same idea when it comes to personal safety while on long drives. However, these types of commercial vehicles require more specific safety equipment for personal safety and truck protection. As a truck driver, there is no question... View Article

How Often Should You Get a Semi Trailer Oil Change in Flagstaff, AZ?

March 15, 2019 11:10 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Whether you drive a semi truck yourself or own a fleet of heavy-duty work trucks, it’s necessary to educated yourself about the importance of tractor trailer servicing. One such service is motor oil changes. Unlike most vehicles used for daily driving, semi trucks take diesel fuel. The engines in these types of trucks are massive. They work hard to power tractor trailer cabs and trailers (and sometimes even multiple trailers) down the road, so they need to be maintained to ensure reliability. How often you should change the motor oil in your diesel tractor trailer varies. While one semi truck... View Article

Is Engine Braking Ever a Good Idea?

February 26, 2019 11:55 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Your standard brakes are the part of your vehicle you primarily use to slow your car, but there are other methods of slowing down your vehicle. One of these methods is using the engine brake. If you’re not familiar with the term “engine braking” and what it means, here’s some information from a mobile mechanic in Flagstaff, AZ to help you learn more and better understand in which scenarios, if any, it’s a good idea. What is engine braking? In most vehicles, air gets sucked into the engine through the intake manifold. The accelerator pedal opens up the throttle valve... View Article

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