Heavy Duty Technology

  1. Best U.S. Highway Corridors By POI

    Trucker Path Best Worst Highway Corridors

    Where Can I Eat?

    Truckers get used to asking the important questions to themselves: “Where is the next gas station?”, “What is the speed limit?”, and of course, “Where can I grab a bite?”. Trucker Path, a trucking technology company, determined the best and worst U.S. highway corridors based on trucker feedback and availability of amenities. Here are the top picks.

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  2. Top 10 Fun Facts About Trucking

    Top 10 Facts About Trucking

    Fun Facts About Truckers

    Sure, you probably know the basics about the trucking industry if asked to explain: It involves big rigs and people traveling miles to carry large loads from Point A to Point B. But there is more to the freight industry than you think. Like, that trucking is the most common profession in 29 U.S. states.

    Here are top 10 fun facts about trucks and truck drivers.

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  3. National Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2022

    Truck Driver Appreciation Week 2022

    Truckers are what drive our economy; and to show our love and support, we are offering a $250 Pilot Flying J Gift Card to ONE lucky trucker friend who creates a new customer account this week. Rules and conditions apply. Please see below for details. Good luck!

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  4. 5 Ways Businesses Can Thank Truck Drivers

    How Business Can Thank Truckers

    Show Appreciation for Truckers

    If you think your job is demanding, try working a trucker’s work shift with long hours and time spent away from family. Don’t get us wrong, a career in trucking is rewarding but it comes with a price; and since 71% of goods are shipped by truck (CFS), it’s time for us all to thank a trucker. National Truck Driver Appreciation Week is September 11-17, 2022 – here are five ways businesses can get involved to show their gratitude.

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  5. Brake Inspection Tips for Truck Drivers

    Brake Inspection Tips For Truckers

    Break To Inspect Brakes

    The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance just wrapped up their latest Brake Safety Week inspections on randomly select commercial vehicles. “During last year’s CVSA Brake Safety Week, 12% of the 35,764 vehicles inspected were placed out of service for brake-related issues,” said Fred Andersky, Bendix director – demos, sales, and service training. This year’s theme focused on brake hose and tubing chafing. As we hold our breaths in anticipation for this year’s numbers, we must remind truck drivers about the importance of pre-trip, post-trip, and routine inspections of brakes with tips from our friends at Bendix.

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  6. The Difference Between OE and OEM Parts

    The Difference Between OE and OEM Parts

    OE vs OEM

    The trucking industry throws out so many abbreviated terms for customers to figure out that it’s no wonder why they get confused. When asking the question “Are OE parts the same as OEM? The short answer is no. We’ll give you the long answer including whether OEM parts are the same as aftermarket truck parts and the difference between reman and rebuilt parts. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

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  7. 5 Habits of Successful Truck Drivers

    Five Habits of Successful Truckers

    It Isn’t for Everyone

    At first glance, a career in trucking seems simple: Drive somewhere; pick-up or drop-off cargo and rinse and repeat until your next paycheck; but this job is hard and isn’t for everyone. It requires skill, dedication, calmness, and understanding. It requires exhausting days, long nights and time spent away from family and friends. Being successful at a job in trucking is more than just driving places. Here are five habits of successful truckers.

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  8. 4 Ways To Tell Your Shocks Need To Be Replaced

    four ways to tell your shocks need to be replaced

    Is it Time To Replace Your Shocks? 

    If you’ve been following our series on suspension parts, then you know how important it is to make sure your shock absorbers are working properly at all times. Without working shocks, not only will your ride be uneven, you will feel every bump in the road when you are driving. This can cause problems in other areas. For instance, uneven road surface can damage other parts of your suspension system as well as engine components, which can cause unnecessary wear and tear. This means that making sure your shocks are working properly is an incredibly important step when you are ensuring your fleet vehicle is running as intended.

    If you want to know a little more about what constitutes a bad shock absorber, then this is the post for you. Our team of commercial vehicle experts have laid out the following three reasons that your shocks may be going bad. Read on to learn more about your shock absorbers.

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  9. Types of LED Lights for Semi Trucks

    Types of LED Lights For Heavy Duty Trucks

    The Benefits of LED Lights

    LEDs have gained in popularity since the 1980s and are today one of the most attractive types of lighting equipment for commercial and passenger vehicles. There are several reasons why truckers should consider installing LED lights on their trucks. For one, they are highly visible. With a side-to-side view, truckers will not have a problem seeing running wildlife, signage, or instabilities in roadways and other drivers will not have issues seeing trucks in passing lanes. They are also long-lasting – 50 times longer than traditional halogen lightbulbs reported by Extra Mile International Inc.

    Because of their growing popularity, manufacturers have designed different types of LED lights for trucks including plastic, aluminum, and steel – but which type is the right choose for semi-truck drivers? Here’s what drivers should know.

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  10. Getting To Know Your Suspension - Stabilizers

    What Is the Function of A Semi-Truck Stabilizer?

    If you’ve been keeping an eye at our series on suspension systems, then your journey is coming to an end. Last, but certainly not least, we’ll be concluding our series with an article on stabilizers. For those that have been researching stabilizers, you’ve come to the right place. Our experts have put together the following article on the stabilizers in your fleet vehicle’s suspension system. Read on to learn more about stabilizers!

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