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Aug

What Every Truck Driver Needs to Know About the Weight of Di...

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Truck drivers need to consider the weight of their trucks everytime they are loading their next haul. Weight helps to determine fuel mileage and how much a trucker is paid for their haul. Truckers should also consider the weight of the fuel that helps their trucks move. Diesel weight is much smaller than the weight of a cab or a haul, but if these important details are not considered in their plans and calculations, it may be the most consequential part of an entire trip. Importance of Diesel Weight There are several important reasons why truck drivers need to know the weight of their diesel fuel. These reasons are all connected to avoiding potential regulatory scrutiny and making a ride as smooth and cheap as possible. The first reason is to calculate the weight that a truck can handle at any one time. Trucks have to carefully balance the amount of weight they are carrying both in their cabs and in the load they are hauling. The idea is to maximize that weight and maximize the money that they will…

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25
May

Saving Money On The Road

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Life can get expensive when you’re on the road, and those costs can drastically cut into your profits and savings. With some planning in advance, you can save hundreds of dollars each time you hit the road for a job. Saving a Few Dollars at a Time Even though you might want to take a bite out of the cost of housing, the easier way to save is through your food budget. Fast food restaurants offer cheap meals, but they still add up given how much time you spend away from home. Many trucks come with refrigeration in the cabin, but even your vehicle doesn’t come with one, you can easily purchase an electric cooler that will help you preserve your food. While this option won’t be able to give you hot meals every day, you will end up eating better (think fresh fruits and vegetables and foods without preservatives).…

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18
May

Most Fuel Efficient Transport Trucks

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Fuel economy is based on aerodynamics, tires, gearing, and hybrid engines. Other factors that affect fuel economy which aren’t related to the design of the truck include travel distance, weight of load, driving conditions, and driving habits such as idling time and driving speed. Remember when comparing trucks, you should use an apples-to-apples comparison where you’re looking at ones within the same category to accurately see how much performance difference there is. Aerodynamics Is Key It turns out that drag created by inefficient aerodynamics creates a significant fuel cost. It has been estimated that fuel consumption from drag could be reduced by billions of gallons a year using changes in design. The higher the speed, the greater the drag produced up to the point where about 65% of the fuel used at highway speeds is wasted on drag. When the tractor is standing, air pressure is even all around the…

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11
May

How to Make Long Hauls go by Quicker

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Driving can get repetitive over time, but there is now more entertainment available than ever before, and you don’t need special equipment to have access to it. If you plan ahead, you can accomplish various entertainment, educational, and personal goals while you’re earning money on the road. If done right, you can multitask on the job, especially if you’re travelling the same routes for your deliveries. If you’re looking to make your haul go by quicker, don’t concentrate on the drive itself, but instead on what you’ll be able to accomplish along the way. Consider your Job to be a Travel Experience Being on the road often gives you opportunities to explore the country, which most jobs don’t offer. You have the chance to meet people and make friends across the country, but it does require some commitment to talk to new people. It can be as simple as visiting…

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4
May

Best Apps For Truck Drivers

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Apps make all our lives a little less boring. With so many options to watch videos, play games or chat with friends, there’s a never-ending chain of entertainment on the App store. But did you know that they can improve aspects of your job as well? We’ll cover the best apps for the job and your time away from home one the road. Co-Pilot Live Truck This app gives you routes that are truck-legal specific to the weight and size of your truck, and that is far more important than other navigation apps. The popular app called Waze may help you save time by avoiding traffic jams, but the most important part about a route is being able to safely cross over and under certain driving structures. This app downloads maps so you can prepare your route in advance. It’s also voice-guided so you can keep your eyes on the…

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