Industry News

  1. Do I Need to Replace My Fan Clutch?

    Why the Fan Clutch is Important: A Refresher

    There’s no question about why the engine is important for your truck or fleet, but it’s also important to remember that one reason your engine is running smoothly is because of the smaller parts working together to help it along. Your engine’s fan clutch cooling system is a good example.

    When your truck is in motion, the internal combustion engine heats up. While the production of heat is necessary for the engine to power your truck, if it gets too hot, it can lead to trouble unless the fan clutch and fan activate to cool the engine temperature down.

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  2. Why You May Be Underestimating Fan Clutch Remanufacturing

     Reman Fan Clutches: Lower Cost, Not Lower Quality

    Accepting that your fan clutch needs to be replaced can be tough when you’ve got hauls to deliver and other expenses to consider. But when your vehicle is overheating, your fan clutch is excessively loud, or if your fan clutch is causing extra drag on the engine that’s affecting power, it’s time.

    Although no one wants to have to buy a new fan clutch, we’ve got some good news — you don’t have to buy a brand-new clutch. Clutch remanufacturing is an active yet underestimated part of the heavy-duty industry, and when you buy reman, you’re buying a high-quality replacement without the high sticker price.

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  3. How Coronavirus Changed Trucking

    Truckers’ Journeys Through The Pandemic

    All frontline workers have had stressful experiences during the country’s passage through the Coronavirus pandemic, but the spotlight has fallen on truckers throughout the past few months. Between the long hours, last-minute route changes, stressful delivery expectations, and limited food and rest stop options that truckers have had to deal with since COVID-19 began its spread, the U.S.’s 3.5 million professional truck drivers have been among the heroes of this pandemic by driving into the epicenters of the virus to deliver essential medical, grocery, and paper products.

    As America still battles rising cases of Coronavirus, the trucking industry has already been reshaped by the virus, and probably for the long term.

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  4. Common Causes of Truck Accidents

    What Causes Truck Accidents?

    Vehicle accidents are common, but because of the size and weight of commercial vehicles, crashes and injuries can be more severe. According to the most recent data from the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA), about 5,000 people were killed in the United States in big truck crashes in 2017, with tens of thousands injured.

    In addition to potentially damaging yourself and your truck, getting into a crash of any kind can also affect your reputation as a driver and your company’s reputation in the industry. Rather than taking big risks and hoping for the best, prioritizing the safety of yourself and those around you can help your big truck avoid big disasters on the road.

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  5. Driving Safely to Avoid Large Crowds and Events

    Navigating Large Crowd Gatherings and Events

    As America begins to reopen again and local events take place around the country, the empty streets that truckers and vocational drivers have gotten to enjoy for the past several weeks are now once again filling with people and traffic. With state restrictions further lifted in the coming months, it’s important for drivers to not only know what kinds of situations they’re getting into but also how to navigate their large, heavy vehicles around those situations to keep themselves and other pedestrians and motorists safe.

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  6. Beat Driver Fatigue and Take Care of Yourself on the Road

    The Concern for Drivers During Coronavirus

    As America slowly reopens and gears up for a summer of canceled events due to the spread of Coronavirus, many of its 3.5 million professional truck drivers continue to work long hours and long hauls. The nationwide dependency on truckers to keep hard-hit areas stocked with medical supplies, groceries, sanitation products, and more has been an increasingly relevant topic, but with some drivers working harder and driving longer than usual due to FMCSA exceptions to meet these demands, many drivers may not be taking care of themselves as they should.

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  7. Protecting Drivers During National Safety Month

    Remembering Truckers During National Safety Month

    Every year, the National Safety Council (NSC) designates June as National Safety Month. In an effort to save lives and prevent injuries “in the workplace and anyplace,” the NSC will be focusing on multiple topics this year, including driving. While it’s everyone’s responsibility to be responsible and pay attention on the road, it’s also important to remember our truckers and professional drivers during this month of awareness

    With exceptions to Hours of Service regulations and on-time delivery stress still affecting drivers due to the spread of Coronavirus, there are steps that trucks and fleets can take to ensure their safety as we all ride out this new normal together.

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  8. How Mechanics are Coping During an Extraordinary Time

    Vehicle Mechanics and Technicians are Increasingly Essential During Coronavirus

    Truckers have always worked hard behind the scenes to keep America running, and with the spread of COVID-19 — the disease caused by the novel Coronavirus — the transportation industry in America has become increasingly important. But what’s also critical during this time are those who keep our long-haul, short-haul, and last-mile delivery vehicles up — our nation’s mechanics and technicians.

    Vehicle maintenance and mechanic workshops were deemed “essential services” by the National Security Council, and while delivery trucks and vans continue to roll on in the battle against Coronavirus, life at mechanic shops also carries on.

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  9. Emergency Declaration Extended for Truckers, But How Many Fleets are Taking Advantage?

    Truckers Keep on Truckin’ During Coronavirus

    As the United States continues to try and slow the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-Cov-2 virus, there’s no question that the trucking industry has had to face a challenging environment. Between uncertain truck stop situations, closed restaurants, limited hot food options, and regulations that change frequently, the nation’s 3.5 million professional truckers have had a lot to keep up with in addition to trying to keep themselves and their families safe.

    With the economy starting to open back up in some states, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA) has also made some new decisions regarding trucker Hours of Service.

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  10. Vocational Drivers Are Still Working Hard During Coronavirus

    The Tough Road for Truckers is Shared by Vocational Drivers

    Since the spread of the Coronavirus began a few months ago, certain groups of workers have been recognized for their efforts on the front line, including healthcare and grocery store workers and truck drivers. While the efforts by all of these groups to keep America safe and stocked up on essential medical and grocery items cannot be understated, another group of dedicated workers has also been working just as hard but without the same amount of attention — America’s vocational drivers.

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