The weather is changing here in East Tennessee. As the temperatures drop, we must start thinking about how to take care of our diesel trucks in cold weather. Here are some tips on how you can make sure your diesel engine will start and run efficiently when the weather gets cold.(more…)
Jordan Williams has been a member of the Certified Diesel Solutions team for just under a year now. He came to us after 5 years of being a mechanic for the Army. His mechanical training was on the job training during his time of service, and he would like to someday get his ASE certification. While in the Army he was based in Fort Sill, OK and deployed for 2 years to Kuwait in the Middle East. We’re thankful to have him on staff. Jordan also on occasion works with our partner company’s, Rowe Transfer, rigging team. Coming full circle for him, Jordan’s grandfather, Bob Armstrong, was a previously the owner of Rowe Transfer.
Jordan lives in Dandridge and has a six-year-old baseball loving son. He enjoys playing basketball, fishing, and hunting during his free time. He’ll hunt just about anything but enjoys white tail deer. Jordan hopes to go back to school for either chemical or mechanical engineering.
Certified Diesel Solutions in Knoxville, TN can help you with any of your mechanical needs. We specialize in diesel engines, tractor trailers, and fleet management. Call us today at 865-964-6598 to discuss how we can help you or contact us online HERE.
Having access to a team of experienced mechanics is essential to keeping your fleet of tractors and trailers serviced and on the roads. Not only can an ASE certified diesel mechanic perform routine inspections but can also provide repair and emergency roadside assistance. Many fleet operators wonder about the importance of their diesel maintenance and repair crews holding an Automotive Service Excellent (ASE) certification, why it’s such a crucial component of ensuring proper maintenance and diagnosing truck malfunctions.
Importance of the ASE
Like many professional certifications, the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) places rigorous demands on the recipient before being awarded. The ASE ensures that those mechanics who pass the certification have solid automotive diagnostic skills, solid reasoning capabilities, and a thorough understanding of truck engines. By ensuring the mechanics who service your fleet are ASE certified technicians, you’ll be ensuring that your problems are diagnosed quicker and with higher accuracy. Additionally, you’ll have to deal with fewer mistakes and be able to service a larger number of vehicles daily.
Difference Between Automotive and Diesel Engineers
Automotive service mechanics typically work on a full array of cars and trucks but may not have the experience or knowledge of complex truck systems and equipment. Diesel mechanics differ from automotive mechanics in that the specializing on diesel engines in trucks, buses, large vehicles, and other large industrial equipment.
Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnostic Specialist
Obtaining a Diesel Mechanic Certification is the culmination of the ASE process and includes become certified in both diesel engines and electrical/electronic systems, as well as, working in a diesel repair shop for three years in order to qualify to take the Electronic Diesel Engine Diagnostic Specialist Test. Needless to say, if you are dealing with a professional of this caliber, you are, without a shadow of a doubt, dealing with an expert that can quickly and efficiently solve your diesel engine problems.
Whether you have a few trucks or an entire stable of diesel-power vehicles, Certified Diesel Solutions has an expertly trained, ASE Certified staff with all the latest tools and diagnostics equipment. CDS is able to handle the service of all makes and models of tractor-trailers, from tires, to complete engine overhauls, drivetrain services, brakes and suspension, a/c service and more. Calls us at 865-964-6598 or click HERE to contact us online.
Diesel Fuel prices are continuing their climb towards record levels today. Diesel prices typically vary from region to region, however, over the past few weeks, prices have been increasing significantly across the United States, causing some to worry about long-term economic effects for the transportation and refinery industries. According to the Department of Energy, diesel fuel prices rose steadily throughout April and are currently at the highest monthly level since December of 2014.
Improvements in Economy
Some diesel fuel experts say that the decrease in unemployment and an increase in the gross domestic product could be to blame for the steady rise in diesel fuel prices. The strong economy could very well be responsible for the increase in demand, which therefore is putting upward pressure on prices. The global head of energy analysis at Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), Tom Kloza, was quoted as saying that “prosperity in the global economy comes with a price, and it can really manifest itself in diesel or jet fuel prices.”
Other Factors Increasing Diesel Fuel Prices
While many US-based oil and gas companies are excited about the rise in crude-oil prices, it may be negatively affecting consumers and truck drivers at the pump. The reason being is that crude-oil prices and diesel prices are often positively correlated. Additionally, the amount of the total U.S. stockpile of diesel influences prices as well. The Energy Information Administration reported that the total U.S. stockpile is currently at 114.9 million barrels, the lowest level since November of 2014. Because the cost of diesel fuel affects shipping trucks, construction equipment, trains, and ocean vessels, the cost of goods in America will most likely increase due to the prices rising. Additionally, some analysts predict that fuel surcharges could return if the diesel fuel prices continue their trend.
Rising Prices Effect on You
With diesel fuel prices continuing to rise, it’s important to ensure you are continuing maintenance on your tractor trailer or fleet. Making certain that your diesel engine is running efficiently, and therefore using fuel efficiently, will provide a sense of comfort knowing that the diesel fuel you are putting in is being used effectively.
Diesel Engine Solutions
Have a diesel engine repair or fleet management need? Certified Diesel Solutions has the facilities, tools and diagnostics equipment, and expert, ASE certified staff to handle both routine preventative maintenance and the servicing and repair of tractors and trailers for fleets of all sizes. Call us at 865-964-6598 or click HERE to contact us online.
Keeping your trucks on the road is crucial to transportation companies in America. However, with so many roadside assistance options available for semi-truck drivers, choosing the right one for your business can be difficult. Today, we’ll wade through the numerous options and give you a side by side comparison of the most popular aspects of 24-hour roadside assistance programs with the intention of making your decision easier and clearer.
There are several areas you should both consider and focus on when choosing the right roadside assistance program for your semi-trucks: time coverage, towing distance, location, vehicle type and class covered, specific benefits, additional perks, and most importantly, reputation for outstanding service.
At the end of the day, having a roadside assistance program available for your drivers has the potential to save your trucking company thousands of dollars. This is often the case with just one call to your roadside assistance provider. So, the importance of a roadside assistance program is universally understood, however, let’s look at the criteria for comparing the roadside assistance programs available to truckers.