The U.S. Tire Manufacturers Association is excited to promote this year’s consumer awareness campaign National Tire Safety Week running from June 27, 2022, through July 3, 2022. According toUSTMA’s latest press release, “this annual initiative educates motorists about tire care, safety, and maintenance as an important part of road safety.”
Tires and tire pressure may not get the street cred they deserve, but here are a few attention-grabbing reasons why you should care. Better tires mean better fuel efficiency, a safer drive and improved stopping ability. For all you fleet drivers that want to save money at the pumps while keeping yourself and others safe on the road, performing maintenance work on your tires is a good start. Here’s what you should know about tire pressure on heavy-duty applications.
If you drive a semi-truck, then you know how important it is to keep your suspension in perfect working order. When you hit a bump in the road, your vehicle’s suspension system moves to that the tires can stay on the road. One of the biggest components in your suspension system is the shocks. They dampen the movement of the springs by converting the kinetic energy into thermal energy.
If you’ve wanted to increase your knowledge on the shocks in your semi-truck, then you’ve come to the right place. Our experts have put together the following article on the ins and outs of your shock absorbers for you to read through. Continue reading to learn more about your semi-truck’s shock absorbers!
Don’t jump in your cab just yet! Now that you’ve inspected your truck for possible maintenance issues, and have made repairs, it’s time to check on safety accessories that will be helpful if in an emergency. Sure, you can bring jumper cables, flashlights, batteries, blankets, light snacks, and bottles of water, but we’re talking more about those roadside essentials that will let others know that you have a broken-down truck: Triangle kits and road flares. Below, we’ll examine the difference between them and discuss whether they are mandatory for drivers to carry in commercial vehicles.
June is National Safety Month but driving safely is a year-round choice that all truckers should make for their own well-being and those around them. In our current safety tip series, we have discussed the importance of pre-trip planning with a focus onreplacing headlights,installing ADAS technologies,checking mirrors and fitting cameras. Now, let’s talk about why shock absorbers and air bags should be a priority inspection before making long-haul trips this summer.
How Does A Suspension System Work In A Semi-Truck?
The suspension system is one of the most important systems in your semi-truck. A proper suspension system contributes to the handling and stability of a vehicle while you’re driving. Without a working suspension system, you’ll have difficulty supporting the load being hauled by the truck.
While the purpose of car suspension and truck suspension systems are the same, the system itself is different between these two types of vehicles. Read on to learn more about the suspension system in your semi-truck!
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, nearly 840,000 blind spot accidents occur each year resulting in 300 deaths. Drivers that are cutting off trucks and swerving in and out of lanes are putting everyone at risk of injury. If a small car is within 30 feet of a truck, chances are the truckers cannot see the driver with enough time to react. During pre-trip planning, we suggest inspecting mirrors and cameras to reduce the chances of accidents this season.
Distractions are everywhere from the flashing text message and mouthwatering burger to the billboard with the pretty lady. Yes, truckers can be easily distracted while driving big rigs. Accordioning to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, seventy-one percent of truck accidents are caused by distracted driving. Wouldn’t it be great if there were technologies available to help drivers remain alert? There are and they are called Advanced Driver Assistance Systems. These programs mainly focus on collision avoidance and help reduce the number of crashes on roadways. Learn more about them now.
One of the most important components in your semi-truck’s engine cooling system, fan blades are designed to help reduce the amount of heat coming off the engine. If you’ve been wanting to learn more about how fan blades help keep your semi-truck on the road, you’re in luck. As part of our ongoing series of articles designed to help increase your knowledge on the subject of engine cooling, our experts have put together the following article on fan blades.
Read on to learn more about what fan blades do, how they work, and ways in which you can determine whether you need a replacement.
One of the most important components in your semi-truck’s engine cooling system is the water pump. Without it, cool water won’t reach your engine, at which point it will overheat and shut down completely. That said, we want to make sure you know as much as possible about the engine cooling systems in your semi-truck. That’s why our experts have written the following article on commercial vehicle water pumps.
Read on to learn more about how a water pump works, what it does, and how you can identify when it’s time to replace yours.
How Does A Semi-Truck’s Charge Air Cooler Work In The Engine Cooling System?
If you have a semi-truck, then you know how important it is to know what goes into keeping the engine cool. There are many components to consider when you are learning about your engine cooling system. One of the most important pieces to look into is the charge air cooler.
Since it keeps air cool before it passes into the turbocharger, charge air coolers are one of the most important parts in your semi-truck’s cooling system. To help you gain some knowledge on the systems that help keep your engine cool, our experts have developed the following article on charge air coolers.
Continue reading this article to learn a little more about how charge air coolers help to keep your engine at the perfect running temperature.