5 Reasons Why Knoxville is the Ultimate Stop Destination for Truckers

5 Reasons Why Knoxville is the Ultimate Stop Destination for Truckers

Knoxville, TN is a diesel trucker’s paradise! Ok, ok, actual paradise might involve a cold beer in hand and beach waves in the background, but Knoxville is a close second for trucking professionals. According to ATA American Trucking Trends, the trucking industry was responsible for moving 11.84 billion tons of freight in 2019. Due to the shortage of truckers and the increasing prices on fuel, the demand for energy-conscious truckers is higher than ever before. The American Trucking Association reports that the largest factor contributing to the driver shortage is retiring truck drivers who need to be replaced with new hires, which will account for 54% of new drivers. Semi-truck drivers who know how to work the roadways to their advantage, utilize technology, and find the best stops for their rig will be the most successful in this evolving era for trucking.

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The 4 Most Common Fleet Truck Repairs

The 4 Most Common Fleet Truck Repairs

Whether it’s setting up new parts for fleet trucks of all types or making necessary repairs for truck owners and companies who come their way, the goal of any good fleet management service should always be to get you back on the road and back to work. Here are four common repairs made on fleet trucks. Read on to learn more about them, so you can be on the lookout for them so that you can know what exactly you need to get checked out by your own ASE mechanic in the future!

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When to Overhaul a Diesel Engine

When to Overhaul a Diesel Engine

The diesel engine is the workhorse of the automotive world. It powers the heaviest loads, from trains to tractor-trailers, and can last for a million miles or more—if properly maintained. Part of that maintenance includes an engine overhaul at some point in every diesel engine’s lifetime, to examine all its components for wear and tear, replace or repair damaged parts, and clean the engine from particle and grease build up. But having your engine overhauled is a costly decision, so it pays to know the right time to do it as well as the consequences of putting it off.

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The Details on DOT Inspections

The Details on DOT Inspections

When the time comes for DOT inspections, it can be an anxiety-inducing time for truck drivers everywhere across North America. Though they generally occur during the spring and summer, they can happen at any time during the year or at any place. DOT inspections can determine whether a driver is fit to operate their vehicle and whether or not a commercial vehicle is safe enough to be on the road. Because DOT inspections are rather unpredictable events with extremely high stakes, it’s incredibly vital that all drivers are adequately prepared for them. That’s why we’ve compiled some in-depth information about what DOT inspectors look for during inspections as well as how to best prepare your fleet to pass.

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3 FAQs About Greasing Your Semi

3 FAQs About Greasing Your Semi

Routine maintenance on your truck can seem like a hassle, especially when it comes to tediously de-greasing and inspecting components of your tractor-trailer. And with so many types of grease on the market and parts to your trailer, it’s hard to know what to do once you’re elbows deep in the stuff. That’s why our diesel mechanics are here to break down some of the basic questions that fleet managers and truck drivers have about this basic routine maintenance service. We’ll be covering how often you should be greasing your tractor-trailer’s parts, what grease you should invest in, and why you should be inspecting the parts of your tractor-trailer after you de-grease and re-grease them.  

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