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how to choose wheel chocks
Why It’s Essential to Use Wheel Chocks and How to Choose Them

Wheel chocks are one of the simplest, most important pieces of safety equipment at the terminal, worksite or yard because they prevent heavy equipment from creating heavy accidents. They’re so simple that they’re often overlooked and commonly taken for granted.  

Definitive Guide to Truck Classifications: 1 to 8 from A to Z

The truck classification system is based on Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). This is the weight of the vehicle including the vehicle itself, its fuel, passengers, cargo, trailer and every accessory or attachment. GVWR is a measure of a vehicles maximum poundage when it’s loaded.

How to Prevent Vehicle Fuel Theft
How to Prevent Vehicle Fuel Theft

Fuel theft occurs everywhere from gas stations and refineries to rest stops and truck yards. The majority of crimes take place out on the road with diesel being stolen on a small scale. According to experts in fuel theft and fraud, gang or organized robberies like the one previously mentioned, while significant, account for only 1% of the fuel stolen globally.

Tire Longevity
Tire Longevity - Why the Trucker’s World Revolves Around Tires

The lifecycle of a truck tire depends on many factors, starting with the quality of the tires you buy. The application plays a role, too. Heavy long hauls or local driving with lots of stops and starts? Choosing the wrong tire shortens lifespan. Excessive torque accelerates wear as well as damage from road hazards or accidents.

Ladder climbing safety
Take a Step Toward Ladder Safety

If you make ladders available for your employees to use, you are responsible and legally required to adhere to ladder training and safety standards. Not only does following OSHA ladder standards ensure you remain in compliance, these well-designed safety practices help you protect workers and prevent costly injuries.

Drill bits for mechanics
How To Choose The Right Drill Bit For Any Job In The Shop.

What is the difference between metal and wood drill bits—or plastic, glass or ceramic tile for that matter? There are many ways to answer that question—from the bit design and tip angle to the length and flute design.

FMSCA Violations
What fleets can do to reduce the risk of DOT and OSHA violations, inspections and out-of-service orders

Today’s increased attention from regulatory agencies and increased wear and tear on truck and trailer pools are two good reasons to get out ahead of the risks of an unexpected roadside or terminal inspection. Read on to learn who’s doing the inspecting and the most common equipment violations.

Body Clips
Removing and Replacing Body Clips Is Easy When You’re Equipped

Over the past 20 years, the automotive industry has seen an explosion in the use of plastic body fastening clips, also known as trim or push retainers. From body trim, undercarriage splash panels and engine bay covers, to interior panels, such as door and dash, these little wonders have replaced hundreds of metal screws and bolts throughout vehicles.

 Roadcheck Safety Violations
Ready for International Roadcheck?

This year’s event will take place May 4-6, giving you more than enough time to make sure you’re prepared. Inspectors will be capturing data on two key categories, corresponding to the two main inspection categories of the North American Standard Level I Inspection – driver operating requirements and vehicle mechanical fitness.

Spring Shop Clean Up
Boost Mechanic Shop Productivity with a Spring Deep Clean

Mechanical repair shops, bodywork facilities, machine shops, fleet garages and more can all benefit from a good spring cleaning regimen. Considering what’s to be gained.

 
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