Frequently Asked Trucking Questions: Why do Bigger Trucks Take Diesel Gas?

dieselfuelYou may have noticed that while nearly all non-commercial, “regular” cars and trucks run on gasoline, big trucks need diesel fuel. Why is this? It is actually a common question that many people have wondered. Is diesel fuel better? The answer to this question is yes, in certain circumstances. Large trucks, like semis, are built to use diesel fuel for several reasons: ...

4 Tips for Dealing with the Busiest Times of the Year on the Road

AtlantaroadsFrom getting the kids to summer camp to adults who still need to get to work on time to commercial trucks delivering their load, the summer roads are congested with just about everyone imaginable. The weather is good, children and teens are off of school, and many people are on vacation. That makes the roads crowded, dangerous, and slow. The roads may be fuller, but your stress level doesn’t have to be higher! Keep these simple tips in mind to keep your cool during the peak summer travel months: ...

Regular Maintenance for Your Semi

You already know that some regular maintenance goes into keeping your personal car running smoothly. Have you thought about your work trucks? As a manager or owner of a business that needs trucks or even just a driver who spends a lot of time in his semi, there are few things as critical to the success of your operation as the regular maintenance of your semi trucks. Your truck is your lifeline! Your truck is your money maker! As such, keeping your truck well maintained is unbelievably important. ...

5 Tips for Turning Safely in a Semi

Driving a semi tractor-trailer is no easy feat. While driving in a straight line with such a large vehicle is difficult enough in and of itself, it is the turning that is the true problem. The most common type of semi accident comes from right turns. Wide right-hand turn tractor-trailer accidents take place for two reasons: the truck driver didn't swing out far enough or the truck driver swung too far out. In order to drive safely, you need to get it exactly right! ...

The Necessary Permits for Oversize Loads

In road transport, an oversized load is a load that exceeds the standard or ordinary legal size and/or weight limits for a specified portion of the road. The legal dimensions and weights vary between regions within our country. This means that something that is acceptable on a rural interstate may be deemed too wide for a major city street. This happens more often than you think in the trucking industry. It doesn’t mean your needed shipment cannot happen; it simply means other steps must be taken beforehand. ...