Hey Truckers! In this Semi Truck 101 video, we walk you through the rear suspension and components of your semi truck. And with our walk around we give you some tips on what to look out for and some things you can do if you see a potential problem.
In this video, we used a 2012 Volvo Semi Truck as our model 🙂
Jared Schwartz from Western Star North goes into detail on how to change a cabin filter on a Western Star Truck.
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Western Star Trucks (North) Ltd. is an Alberta heavy truck dealer whose support of Canadian industry is a driving passion – and has been Family Run and Operated since 1987.
We are a leading supplier of specialty trucks for the oilfield, mining, construction and logging industries. We have enjoyed long term relationships with our customers and successfully worked together with them to design trucks that suit the innovative needs of their companies.
An award winning sales team with an average of 20 years of experience
A variety of new trucks in stock, both chassis & rigged
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Polishing Custom Big Rig wheels! (McDonald Chrome Shop)
In this video we show the 56 minute process of polishing these custom semi truck wheels in 3 minutes! Checkout out other videos and if you need any work done feel free to contact us. We also sell semi trucks, chrome shop, livestock washout, we try to give our customers a great experience so they keep coming back time and time again!
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Trucks are the backbone of cargo transportation in the world with nearly 60 percent of all freight being carried across countries and continents by tireless drivers day and night.
To acknowledge their hard work, in this episode we would like to show you some of the newest and most impressive workhorses among the biggest class 8 semi trucks that pull tens of thousands of tons on the highways to make sure that our stores and warehouses are always full of stuff. In the video we will focus our attention on the tractor’s capabilities, cab configurations, interior designs and prices!
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Western Star 5700XE: itest.westernstartrucks.com/Trucks/5700
The Western Star Trucks Sales, Inc. is an American manufacturer headquartered in Portland, Oregon. The newest one from the bunch is the 5700XE which has been on the road since 2015 and is specced for the highway use.
Renault T Trucks: renault-trucks.co.uk/range-t
The Renault T range of trucks first saw the world in 2013 as a follow up model to the Renault Magnum, even though technically it is based on the design of the Volvo FH. The company’s flagship is designed for long distance international trunk routes.
Maintaining the distinctive styling of the Peterbilt range, the new 579 Ultraloft model is designed to offer more comfort and interior space to the driver. It features an integrated 80-inch sleeper that was developed taking into consideration the feedback collected from experienced long-haul drivers.
MAN TGX EvoLion: truck.man.eu/de/en/trucks/tgx/overview/tgx.html
MAN’s TG range has been on the market since 2000 succeeding F, L and M 2000 series. The most capable truck from the bunch is the TGX behemoth which is entering its second generation in 2019 bringing in a completely redesigned cab, Euro 6 compliant lineup of engines, more driver’s assistance.
2019 Mercedes-Benz Actros gets several visual and technological updates. Among them is the new rear-view camera system called the MirrorCam, the 2-display cockpit and the Active Drive Assist system that allows for semi-automated driving at all speeds.
Freightliner New Cascadia: freightliner.com/trucks/new-cascadia/
2020 Freightliner New Cascadia is the company’s current flagship model that belongs to the 8 weight class and comes equipped with Level 2 autonomy tech and enhanced Detroit Assurance 5.0 safety features.
Kenworth W990: kenworth.com/trucks/w990/
2019 Kenworth W990 is the brand’s new flagship model that is based on its longest-running W900 class 8 truck. The long-hauler has the classic Kenworth styling but gets a more personalized character, new luxury finishes, and much-needed amenities.
Volvo VNL: volvotrucks.us/trucks/vnl/
Volvo VNL range of premium long-haulers consists of 5 semi-truck options suited for different types of work and is made exclusively for the North American market.
Volvo FH is a long-hauler truck that shares a lot of features with its American cousin VNL, but is a much more modest model in terms of cabin specifications. It is available with 3 engine options, and the most powerful FH16 model with 16.1L 6-cylinder is rated at 100-120 tons GWC.
International LT: internationaltrucks.com/trucks/lt-series
Navistar International is an American holding has been selling trucks all the way since 1914, when it was still known as International Harvester Company. Their heavy duty tractors LT Series was introduced in 2017 as a replacement to the ProStar.
Winter often means snow-covered and icy roads. Experienced truckers know that the lighter the load, the less traction the tires have. Even trucks hauling heavy loads can lose traction in snow and ice. One of the most important things about driving a commercial motor vehicle during adverse weather conditions is to maintain vehicle traction. Ice, snow, and high winds all work towards reducing traction as well as visibility.
Tire chains are one of the best tools to help maintain traction when the road surfaces are covered in winter precipitation. In this video we will show you how to install tire chains on your commercial vehicle. Extreme conditions are not the best time to learn how to install tire chains, so inspect them and practice installing prior to needing to actually use them!
Please remember, even though you might have great traction and the experience to drive in less-than-perfect road conditions, the other driver might not!