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At Quality Truck & Tire, we appreciate the important role truck drivers and owner-operators play in sustaining the MI economy. We also know that trucking is a demanding occupation–financially, physically, and emotionally. We want you to be as safe and comfortable on the road as possible. Here are some tips for avoiding accidents and injuries, and ultimately enjoying a successful career.
As a truck driver, you know you have to set aside time for truck maintenance and repair. But every minute you're off the road you probably feel like you're losing money. At Quality Truck & Tire in Clare, MI, we understand your concern. Aside from sticking with a routine maintenance schedule – which is the single most important thing you can do for your truck – the best way to avoid unscheduled repair stops and unnecessary downtime is to take care of your rig.
It really doesn't take much to make a huge difference in how your truck performs, and often the smartest and safest habits are simply common sense. Here are 10 tips to keep your truck running great between service visits:
Quality Truck & Tire is proud to handle maintenance and repairs for fleet companies and truck owner-operators in the Clare area. Not only are these companies and individuals resourceful and hardworking, they are an integral part of the MI economy.
We also appreciate that the trucking industry has a small business emphasis. There are thousands of trucking companies located in MI, and most of them are small, locally owned businesses. And these companies are served by a wide range of supporting businesses (like us!)
Many Clare businesses depend exclusively on trucks to move their goods, so there are A LOT of semis on our streets and highways. We'd like to give you some tips for driving safely when you're sharing the road with semi-trucks.
Cautious, attentive drivers make public roads safe for all motorists. You can also help by notifying traffic safety agencies of crashes, unsafe drivers, unsafe roadway conditions, and other situations that can lead to accidents.
You may not realize it, but of all the variable costs for a truck owner-operator – such as maintenance, insurance, permits, licenses, and tolls – fuel is your most controllable expense, but also the easiest to waste. So how do you accomplish good fuel economy? Your truck must overcome three things: air resistance, rolling resistance, and gravity. Here are some driving tips to address these issues and avoid wasting fuel.