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17
Nov

5 Common Truck Repairs

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Fleet operators must have a clear understanding of the vehicles within their service to ensure they meet operational targets. And this requires comprehensive knowledge on truck repair requirements. To help guide the maintenance process within growing fleets, this latest post will highlight five common truck repairs for fleet operators. Wheel Bearing Issues The wheel bearings are the component that keeps the wheel moving with as little friction as possible on the road. Truck drivers will notice that the bearings are being degraded by the amount of noise coming from their wheel wells as they move. Drivers might also experience vehicle jerking or unstable movements on the road. If any of these symptoms occur, it’s time to review the wheel bearings for problems. Brake Failures And Fluid Leaks With a larger payload placing pressure on the brakes, the braking systems within modern trucks can experience fluid leaks on a regular basis.…

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25
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
Jan

Options To Consider For Truck Repair Financing

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Even despite all of the efforts put into regularly maintaining trucks to prevent them from eventually breaking down, some repairs are often entirely unavoidable. With the average truck repair costing more than $5,000 dollars, a broken-down truck can present serious challenges, especially for those who are unable to finance the repairs themselves. It becomes critical to get the truck on the road as quickly as possible, given that a truck that is off the road isn’t generating any profit. There are several options to consider when presented with an out-of-service truck, including taking out a line of credit via a traditional bank, which can present its own set of challenges, or tapping into a savings fund. However, there are also some alternative programs, such as commercial truck financing programs that are generally much more flexible than that of a typical bank, many of which specifically cater to those with poor…

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