‘Buying Trucks’ Category

Manage Your Fleet Disposal: How to Maximize Results using an Online Marketplace

Tuesday, April 12th, 2016

Managers now have the world at their fingertips with online marketplaces when it comes to fleet disposal, but still the question remains, “what’s the best way to realize the most value?” Choosing the right disposal method for your needs can increase the value of your fleet. These four best practices will help maximize value, whether […]

New vs. Used? Choose an Online Marketplace to Save Time & Money

Tuesday, April 5th, 2016
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Buying Your Next Quality Used Truck or Managing Your Fleet Looking for your next rig? Online marketplaces are making it easy for you to shop for your next long-haul, day cab or even vocational truck. With loads of photos and world-class inspection reports – that include fluid analysis – right at your finger-tips, you can […]

Brakes: Drums Versus Disc Reviewed

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

In some fleet news history, disc brakes began appearing on automobiles in the early 1960’s, the same time disc brakes began to appear on semi trucks around the world. At this point in time, virtually every automobile made in the U.S. or imported here, has a pair of disc brakes, and at this point in […]

Trucker Safety Tips: Time to Check Out Your Tires

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Being away from your family, dealing with traffic, and getting blamed for the screw-ups of shippers and receivers can easily distract you from the importance of monitoring your tires. In addition to being a major safety issue, under-inflated tires don’t last as long, and increase the cost for fuel and other maintenance issues. A truck’s […]

In the Future You May be Sitting In Your Easy Chair Watching the Road

Tuesday, April 28th, 2015

If sitting behind the wheel of your truck and staring at the highway gets a bit boring at times, you might be interested in one of the newest trucking trends. Mercedes-Benz is working on a truck that will be able to drive itself, letting you relax and enjoy the ride from one destination to the […]

Is Being an Owner-Operator Right for You?

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

You have some good days, some amazing days that you will always remember, and some days that do it because you made a commitment and people depend on you, but you would be miserable doing any other job. You are a truck driver. Being a company driver has challenges that make any driver, brand new […]

Will Your Truck in the Future Be Powered by Natural Gas?

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

While electric vehicles get a lot of attention currently, there is another alternative fuel that is among the most abundant and clean burning available. Natural gas is considerably less costly than diesel and expected to remain that way for the foreseeable future. It not only creates near-zero emissions and thereby reduces air pollution, but natural […]

Faceoff: the Detroit DD15 vs the Cummins ISX Reviewed

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

Are you buying a new semi truck or replacing the engine in your current one? If so, you’re probably weighing the differences between the Detroit DD15 and the Cummins ISX. The right engine is crucial for efficiency and performance, and selecting the right one can save you time and money down the road. The first step […]

More Fuel Efficient Trucks on the Way, But Can You Afford One?

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Everybody loves saving money on gasoline, especially independent truckers. More miles per gallon might just make or break your profit, but the long-term savings come at the cost of the initial investment. Are you ready to buy a new truck just yet? New EPA rules already mandated higher MPG for pickups and semis a few […]

Check Out the February Truck Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

If you’ve never been able to check out the Truck Technology Exhibition in Nashville, Tennessee, this year is a great year to make it an annual event! The Exhibition takes place from February 16-19, 2015, and it’s packed full of great events for you and some of the most valuable members of your fleet and […]