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 🙂
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While there are many factors that play into the life of the economy, truck drivers are the heart and soul which keeps the blood pumping. According to the American Trucking Association, there are 3.5 million commercial truck drivers in the United States. Each and every day thousands of truck drivers are on the roads delivering the products we use, the food that we consume and the materials corporations utilize to build our infrastructures.
Of course, like anything else, trucks need maintenance. Somewhere every day there is a truck breaking down on the road and more often than not, with slim to no options available.
Hi, my name is Costas Themistocleous, and I am the founder and CEO of TruckER. I have been working in the commercial trucking industry for the last decade, moving freight, automobiles and commodities for consumers and corporations all throughout the United States and Canada. When a driver breaks down, it is not usually an easy task finding them service to get them back up and running. I think we can all relate to the frustrations of spending precious time searching the web and inaccurate directory services looking for the right service vendor at a reasonable cost.
TruckER is designed to help drivers find service fast and easy with the click of a button. Minimizing downtime and time consumed spent searching for an expert, willing and licensed service vendor to come and repair your rig.
Simply choose the breakdown category, answer a few simple questions, upload photos of the incident and hit “Find Service Now”
TruckER then utilizes advanced GPS technology to quickly pinpoint your exact breakdown location and instantly pings the 5 nearest service vendors who cater to your specific breakdown needs, displaying rates, ETA and availability. TruckER allows users to submit their breakdown into a 90 second auction style bidding system, allowing vendors to compete on your breakdown service, which can save you time and money. Upon accepting a vendors ETA and quote, a service ticket is generated and a chat window opens between you and the vendor, allowing further information and detail to be discussed. When service is completed, vendors can upload the invoice directly through TruckER, and both user and vendor can rate their experience with one another.
Truck drivers keep our world in motion and without them, we’d be a lot less connected. We here at TruckER understand and appreciate the importance of commercial truck drivers and what they do for our everyday lives. Our mission here is simple.. That is to keep you up and running with minimal downtime and cost effective service solutions provided by expert, willing and genuine service vendors.
TruckER will be available through Apple’s App Store on iOS devices, the Google Play Store on Android devices and through the World Wide Web. When your truck goes down and you need service fast, TruckER is here to assist 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Custom Backup Lights for your Trucks & Trailers! (McDonald Chrome Shop) Follow along as we install Trux Dual Revolution Lights on our livestock trailers so our drivers can see when they are backing into hog and cattle sites and not back into dumpsters, farm equipment or other things just laying around some of the farms we load at during all times of the night.
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Owner of Performance Diesel Inc., Jerad Wittwer takes a stroll down I-15 near St. George, Utah. He relays how he got his start in diesel maintenance and repair which ultimately lead to the founding of PDI. He shares the latest products coming out of PDI and also what it’s like for freight originating from that area.
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!