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7 Signs Your Truck's Engine Might Give Up on You

Posted on 9/27/2016 by in Equipment maintenance

Trucking is tough. Anyone who knows a trucker is well aware of the long hours and hard work involved in providing for your family. Your truck is your livelihood, and when it starts creeping towards the million-mile mark, it’s easy to get blindsided by an engine that gives up on you.

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Mobility Made Easy

Posted on 8/29/2016 by in wireless services sprint webinar

Are you interested in learning more about how Sprint's mobile apps can help you perform as efficiently as possible? Join Sprint in their 4-part webinar series full of all the information you need to take advantage of the powerful business applications and solutions to move your business to the next level.

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Summer Tire Tips

Posted on 8/16/2016 by in tires Michelin

There's no avoiding the heat and the effects it can have on your commercial vehicle. While fuel is one of the biggest expenses for fleets, it's no surprise that tires are close behind, so make sure you do what you can to ensure you're getting the most out of your tires, especially in the extreme summer conditions.

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Take a Brake [Week] with a Free Mid-Trip Inspection from TA Truck Service

Posted on 7/28/2016 by

You've heard time and time again that brake issues are the number one reason for out-of-service violations, so TA Truck Service is back again to offer you a FREE Mid-Trip Inspection in honor of Annual Brake Week. Don't be one of the unlucky drivers that receives one of these out-of-service violations. Keep yourself and others safe and on the road with this free inspection starting August 1, 2016.

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Goodyear Helps you Run on Workhorse Power

Posted on 7/19/2016 by in tires The Gold Program Goodyear

You've heard the saying about working like a horse, and Goodyear is here to help your truck run on a similar kind of power. Introducing Goodyear's newest tires: the Workhorse MSA and Workhorse MSD, both designed with new features that will have you convinced you're being pulled by real horse power. So pony up and give them a try. You won't be able to say no after seeing the difference in performance, even on the most rugged terrain.

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Sprint's Summer of Specials

Posted on 6/27/2016 by in wireless services sprint promotions

What better way to embrace the summer heat than with HOT offers from Sprint? Not only can you get noticeably improved coverage on Sprint's growing network, but you can also update to the latest and greatest devices in wireless without spending an arm and a leg. Dive in to exceptional savings for yourself and reward your employees for their hard work with Sprint.

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Clean up Your Act: DPF Cleaning from TA Truck Service

Posted on 6/23/2016 by in maintenance TA/Petro TA Truck Service

The commercial trucking industry is an industry that, because of the nature of its work, contributes to the pollution problem present today more than many other industries. However, thanks to modern technology, we have been able to find ways to remedy these problems. TA Truck Service is at the forefront of this movement with its recent addition to its list of services available. Now you can have your Diesel Particulate Filters (DPF) picked up, cleaned, and delivered back to you. Make sure you're doing your part to help save the environment as well as performing as efficiently as possible.

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Affordable Healthcare for Owner Operators

Posted on 6/17/2016 by in Industry News

As an owner operator, you not only deal with the driving aspects of the job, but you are also in charge of all the business aspects as well. It’s no longer just about driving; it’s about thinking like a businessperson and making decisions that will hopefully yield more profit for yourself. It’s also important to make sure that you are taking care of yourself and your family, which means having adequate health coverage.

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Prepare to Work Smarter, Not Harder

Posted on 6/17/2016 by in Technology Industry News

As the transition to mandated Driver e-Logs draws closer for the U.S. Trucking Industry, attention has increasingly shifted to both required equipment and the time needed to get up and running to ensure reliable tracking when the compliance date hits.

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Thinking Outside the Box

Posted on 6/17/2016 by in Industry News

Driver attrition is at an all time high. Companies are trying everything from pay increases to redoubled hiring, but the number of drivers, or lack thereof, continues to increase. With companies facing turn over rates from 90% to 106% it begs the question ‘what can be done to increase retention and recruit new drivers’?

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