When it comes to trucking, one rule of thumb that remains constant is "be prepared." Among the numerous documents that help a truck driver stay prepared on the road, the Department of Transportation (DOT) Permit Book holds an essential place.
If you drive an semi truck, you know how important it is to maintain and replace your tires regularly. Driving with damaged or worn-out tires can lead to accidents, costly repairs, fines and delays in your delivery schedule.
In this blog post, we'll provide a comprehensive guide on how to change a tire on an semi, discussing the required tread depth, tire issues, and leaks to look for during a pre-trip inspection.
We'll also compare the pros and cons of brand new tires vs. recapped tires and discuss proper inflation methods, and why maintaining adequate tire pressure is crucial for your truck and trailer.
Transporting cargo on a semi-trailer comes with a host of responsibilities, one of which is ensuring the load is safely and securely covered with a tarp. Proper tarping not only protects the freight from the elements but also ensures the safety of other drivers on the road. In this blog post, we will explore the importance of proper tarping, its relation to load securement practices, and the time investment required to do it right. Finally, we will share a few dos and don'ts to help you master the art of tarping.
The trucking industry is vital to the global supply chain, transporting goods across long distances and connecting shippers to consumers. To make sure that this industry operates efficiently and effectively, regulations and systems have been established to manage trucking fleets, including the International Registration Plan (IRP).
In recent weeks we’ve all seen ELDs being added to the FMCSA’s revoked list. They seem to be dropping like flies under the new scrutiny of compliance issues that the FMCSA has undertaken. So how does this happen, and how can you tell if your ELD provider is at risk of being revoked?