Pro Tips & Tricks

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It’s just you and the open road.

We know that few professions demand more skill and caution than truck driving. Here, we’ve collected some pro tips and tricks to help your long haul run smoothly, and help you make it back home safely.

January 2021: Diesel Particulate Filter Maintenance

Being proactive with DPF maintenance can save a lot of headaches later. This story from shares information on cleaning methods and maintenance schedules.

June 2019: Inspection and Maintenance of Automatic Brake Adjustors

Keep your braking power at its optimum with regular inspections and maintenance.

June 2019: Brake Safety Week and Roadside Inspections

Roadside inspections focusing on brakes are scheduled for Sept. 15-22. Read on for more information on Brake Saftey Week as well as some tips to pass your next roadside inspection.

April 2019: Size and Weight Guide

The PDF file below contains a comprehensive guide to size and weight limits, as well as other useful information, for each U.S. state.

March 2019: June's International Roadcheck to Focus on Steering, Suspension Systems

During June 4-6, 2019, thorough, Level I inspections will be conducted on most rigs, including examination of both driver compliance and vehicle-related violations.

October 2018: Volvo D13 Maintenance Intervals

Drivers: Truck warranty expired? Learn when to change oil, filters and belts.

September 2018: Reducing Fuel Costs

Do you know how to reduce fuel consumption and lower fuel costs?

August 2018: Safety Tip — Tire Air Pressure

Your safety depends on making sure you're using proper air pressure in all tires before every trip!

August 2018: Detroit DD15 Engine Fault Codes List

If you see an engine error code, check this list to find out what it means.

July 2018: Truck Parking in North Las Vegas

Many of our drivers travel through and to North Las Vegas -- we know you'll be happy to learn that free parking options are in the works!

June 2018: Auxiliary Power Unit Troubleshooting and Error Codes

If you're having problems with your APU, check this list to resolve it-- and download the printable version to keep a copy on hand.

April 2018: 5 Quick Tips for Drivers

Make sure your time behind the wheel is safe, efficient, and hassle-free with these 5 tips!

February 2018: Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) Cleaning

Sometimes diesel particulate filters become blocked. Why does this happen and are there any benefits to cleaning the filters?

January 2018: Road Safety

Everyone using the road needs to be alert and aware: commercial trucks have longer stopping distances, greater blind spots and wider turn areas than smaller vehicles. Take these extra precautions to stay safe!

December 2017: VIDEO - Electronic Logging Device

Electronic logging devices have been mandated by Congress for most carriers and drivers. Watch this short video to find out what it means for managing on-duty time.

December 2017: Safe Winter Driving

This time of year, you never know when winter conditions will decrease visibility and make roads slippery. Check out these winter driving tips to keep you out of harm’s way while on the road.

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