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 🙂
Oscar Sotomayor was first hired as a field service technician at Crown Lift Trucks. After being a technician for three years, he had the opportunity to move up to his current position.
Oscar says when hiring diesel technicians, Crown Lift Trucks looks for strong communication, someone who is good with their hands and someone who is willing to learn.
Many people would be surprised to learn how prevalent Crown Lift Trucks is among diverse industries, Oscar says. Crown is often working behind the scenes, whether it’s at a football stadium or servincg ShopRite and Costco.
Oscar says jobs in diesel are in high demand. Anything that was ever produced was moved by a forklift. The demand for technicians grows every day, because there are new companies being formed and other companies move to other areas.
The diesel industry is in need right now of technicians who can work on this heavy equipment, Oscar says. At Crown, there are many opportunities. Technology is growing every day, and there are jobs that haven’t been made yet that will be available in the near future.
UTI’s Diesel Technician Training program is 45 weeks and is offered at 11 locations throughout the country. Students learn how to perform repair services, diagnose problems and replace diesel parts. UTI also offers specialized advanced training on trucks and engines from brands including Cummins, Freightliner, Peterbilt, and Daimler Trucks North America.
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Recently featured on Long Haul’s King of the Road, Allstate Peterbilt Group’s Mobile Truck Service brings OEM certified technicians to your location to help diagnose problems quickly and perform truck repairs and maintenance on-site.
If you’re like most fleet owners, you may be able to perform routine maintenance at your facility, but you probably don’t have an OEM certified technician or electronic diagnostic tools on hand for the more complex jobs. Whether you need emergency truck assistance or your fleet needs an annual repair, we are here to keep your truck on the road.
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With the temperature climbing this summer a lot of people change their thermostats in their Cat C15 engine as a cheap way to eliminate them as a cause of overheats. While they may not be the cause of the overheat, this video details the right way to remove, clean, and reinstall the thermostat housing. Did this video help you save time or money? If so, consider sending support on Paypal, for the username AdeptApe@yahoo.com and thank you very much for watching.
Every year thousands of water pumps are replaced because the engine is overheating, but haven’t been tested. You can test many water pumps in a few minutes with the right tools and save hundreds of dollars and downtime.
If a Cat Diesel Engine doesn’t have good fuel pressure it can cause a lot of performance related issues. This video goes over the proper component identification and troubleshooting for most Cat Diesel Engines. Please leave questions in the comments section.
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How to replace your cab air bags on a Peterbilt. Many trucks are the same as this but we will show you how to do it with only a pair of pliers and vise grips.
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