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Jul

Choosing The Right Tires For Your Truck

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With a regular half-ton truck, you only have to contend with four wheels – or perhaps six if it’s one of those dually models. But you’ll no doubt have many more of them to eventually replace if you drive a big-rig truck. The tires are the only part of your truck that makes contact with the roadway, so you don’t want to take the task of replacing them as needed lightly. When you have the right tires installed, you’ll be able to navigate the road confidently, stop reliably and turn expertly. There are lots of different things to consider if you want to get the right tires. This article will focus on some tips so that you can proceed intelligently when choosing the right tires for your truck. Quality Costs Let’s face it; tires are not cheap. But the importance they play means that you don’t want to skimp on…

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18
Jul

4 Signs You May Be Ready To Lease A Big-Rig Truck

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If you’re tired of working for a trucking company and want to try your hand at being your own boss, you can follow in the footsteps of many like-minded people who have made the transition and have not looked back. Being an owner/operator isn’t for the faint of heart. You need to have an entrepreneurial spirit, the discipline to put in the work necessary to build a thriving business and, of course, a big-rig truck. Buying one outright can be cost prohibitive since those massive pieces of machinery aren’t cheap, so leasing is an attractive option worth considering. Read on for some information on four signs that you may be ready to lease a big-rig truck – and then comb over information on how to find the best lease options available so that you can realize your dream of getting behind the wheel of you very own truck. Financial Considerations:…

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11
Jul

The Rules Of Trucking: Canada Versus US

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When it comes to driving a Canada-to-US route, you need to know more than the rules of the road. The reason for this is that both countries have their own unique trucking regulations, and ignorance of these rules can cost you. Before securing your payload, doing a final check and pulling out to head to your cross-border destination, be sure that you are well-versed on what is expected of you on both sides of the border. Much of these rules have to do with how many hours you can legally spend behind the wheel. Read on for the rules of trucking – Canada versus the US. Driving Time While U.S. regulations require drivers to work no more than 11 hours after 10 hours off, Canadian regulations call for up to 13 hours of driving each day after eight hours off. If you’re travelling from Canada to the US or vice-versa,…

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4
Jul

Health Tips For Truck Drivers

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A career as a truck driver can give you a sense of freedom since when you hit the road it’s just you and your vehicle. But driving for a living can be fraught with risk if you have any pre-existing ailments. There are numerous health issues – many of which are more common than you might think – that could adversely impact your ability to drive safely. Some of them can be managed, and some of them may progress to the point where operating a truck is no longer safe. So if you’re a trucker, read up on these health tips for truck drivers. Cataracts The majority of people who are at least 75 years of age come down with a cataract in either one or both eyes. Of course, it’s possible to develop a cataract much earlier, so you need to be mindful of this. Cataracts can obstruct your…

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