Category: Trucks

Learn what load locks are, how they are used, the differences between them and straps, problems that they can’t fix, and preventing theft.

Continue Reading Load Locks: Their Purpose and Limitations

If your truck mirrors do not fold in, you may have difficulty parking in tight docks. Mike encountered a really tight…

Continue Reading Truck Mirrors that Fold In: The Benefit of Folding Mirrors

Have you ever needed to slide your trailer axles to make your axle weights legal — especially when a very…

Continue Reading Sliding Trailer Axles: What To Do When Tandems Are “Stuck”

When Mike got a local truck driving job pulling a flatbed, load straps became very important to him. He had no need to be concerned about…

Continue Reading Load Straps for Flatbed Trucks: Inspection, Use and Repurposing

Hello drivers. Today is March 5, 2015. I’m currently parked at the Pilot Travel Center in Corbin, KY. It looked…

Continue Reading Knowing When to Pull It Over and Just Stop Driving in Winter!

It died. Or at least it seemed to. But some later inverter troubleshooting proved it wasn’t the fault of the…

Continue Reading Inverter Troubleshooting: Diagnosing and Fixing Problems

Happening more often these days, a four-wheeler cut off a truck. The trucker had but one of two choices: either…

Continue Reading Cut Off Trucker Slams On Truck Brakes; Load Shifts

Does the position of the landing gear crank handle on your dropped semi trailer matter? We contend that it does, for…

Continue Reading Landing Gear Crank Handle Positioning on Dropped Semi Trailers

On the subject of GPS for truckers, if a trucker has a truck-specific GPS that guides him/her onto a restricted…

Continue Reading On GPS for Truckers: When GPS Routing Leads to Truck Accidents

How many times have you been at a fuel pump at a truck stop, trying to fill up tanks on both…

Continue Reading Fuel Pump Tip to Help You Prevent a Diesel Spill