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What to Inspect When You're Inspecting: A Pre Trip Inspection Checklist

By Kira Odlozil on Jan 24, 2023 2:22:39 PM

If you operate a commercial truck for a living, then it's important to have a pre trip inspection checklist and to carry out an inspection before hitting the road. Doing an inspection will ensure your vehicle is in safe working condition. Not only is this important to prevent any vehicle issues, but it's also required by law to conduct regular pre trip inspections. According to the FMCSA, drivers must inspect their vehicles thoroughly and be satisfied that they are safe to operate. Drivers must also repair any maintenance issues that were noted by previous drivers. Before getting started with any hauls, create a checklist that follows the recommendations below.

Topics: Trucking Business
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Arizona Gas Prices Down from Last Month

By Kira Odlozil on Jan 12, 2023 4:17:05 PM

Arizona gas prices were down 29.5 cents per gallon compared to last month, settling in at an average of $3.397 statewide as of today.

Topics: Fuel Prices
1 min read

Washington Gas Prices on the Rise

By Kira Odlozil on Jan 12, 2023 3:28:45 PM

Washington gas prices started the year 15.9 cents per gallon less than last month, ending up at an average of $3.948 for unleaded statewide as of today.

Topics: Fuel Prices
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Oregon Gas Prices Lower Than Last Month

By Kira Odlozil on Jan 12, 2023 3:17:04 PM

Oregon gas prices decreased 30.7 cents per gallon compared to last month, ending up at an average of $3.688 for unleaded as of today.

Topics: Fuel Prices
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Nevada Gas Prices Drop to Start the Year

By Kira Odlozil on Jan 12, 2023 3:09:41 PM

Nevada gas prices at retail stations decreased 31 cents per gallon compared to last month, settling in at an average of $3.950 as of today.

Topics: Fuel Prices
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California Gas Prices Decrease from Last Month

By Kira Odlozil on Jan 12, 2023 1:47:49 PM

California gas prices decreased 11.1 cents per gallon compared to last month, settling in at an average of $4.418 for unleaded statewide as of today.

Topics: Fuel Prices
4 min read

7 Tips for How to Improve Gas Mileage

By Kira Odlozil on Nov 22, 2022 4:55:09 PM

Businesses and trucking fleets are always looking for ways to minimize costs, especially when it comes to the cost of fuel. In order to keep expenses low, fleet managers normally look for the best price per gallon. Another strategy to consider as well is extending those gallons by maximizing vehicle gas mileage. Implementing better driving habits and staying on top of vehicle maintenance are some useful areas to focus on when deciding how best to impact fuel economy. Below are some helpful tips for how to improve gas mileage efficiency so that your business can lower costs while vehicles are on the road.

5 min read

What Is Hot Shot Trucking and Is It Right for You?

By Kira Odlozil on Oct 31, 2022 5:56:17 PM

If you're new to the trucking industry, you might've heard the term, hot shot trucking (or hotshot transport). But what is it exactly? Drivers that do hot shot delivery are hauling smaller, time-sensitive loads to a location as soon as possible. These are often shorter hauls that might include transporting agricultural or construction equipment, heavy machinery or other materials that are needed for a project. Many owner-operators choose to do hot shot delivery because of the low start-up costs and independence that goes along with it. While it might seem like a niche within the industry, this type of trucking is often in demand and can be a great career opportunity for many drivers.

Topics: Trucking Business
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How to Become a Truck Dispatcher

By Kira Odlozil on Oct 24, 2022 5:31:40 PM

Many people aren't aware of what truck dispatchers do or how important a role they play in the trucking industry. Dispatchers are responsible for ensuring that trucks are routed to the correct destination and that goods are delivered on time. They work with customers, drivers and other transportation professionals to make sure that shipments are handled efficiently. If you're looking for a career in transportation that makes use of management, customer service and communication skills, then consider a job as a trucking dispatcher.

Topics: Fleet Management
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