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Trucker Tips

Offering a toll free number to potential customers has long been the province of the “Big” companies, but Kall8 provides an extremely low-cost service from just $2 per month!  Here at Used Semi Trailers, we’re always on the look out for a good deal for the trucking community and this is a highly recommended service […]

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Handling a Jackknife Event

by TJ on December 27, 2010

Jackknifing is the situation where a semi-tractor trailer folds upon itself.  Anti-jackknifing technology has been developed, however only recent year used trailers are likely to be equipped with it.  The tractor unit and trailer resemble an almost closed pocket knife, forming an acute angle with one another.  Once a unit has jackknifed, it is almost […]

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Semi Tractor Trailer Winter Safety

by TJ on December 17, 2010

The biggest rule to understand about winter driving is that most drivers on the road will not know how to drive in snow and ice conditions.  This is just one reason why the rates of accidents, injuries and fatalities increases in the winter months – it’s not how well you can handle your rig, it’s […]

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We all love paperwork and keeping the accounts straight…NOT!  Eddie Gichuhi is a former trucker who earned a college degree in computer software engineering while rolling on the road over 7 years.  Eddie has combined his trucking experience with his new found computer skills and developed a book-keeping and admin package designed just for truckers. […]

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Overview of the Market for Used Trailers

by TJ on December 9, 2010

The used trailer market is estimated to be worth around $3 billion a year in sales, with approximately 400,000 units changing hands. The bulk of the used trailer market comprises platform trailers, refrigerated vans, tanker trailers and dry freight vans. With trailers having a useful working life of twenty years, but large national outfits swapping […]

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Ever since Kris Kristofferson and Ali McGraw did Convoy, the public have been attracted to the trucking lifestyle and enigmatic free-range trucker. The continuing popularity of Ice Road Truckers just makes the case, and CB radio would never had made it into the consciousness of mainstream America without the glamor of trucking slang being added. […]

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Insure Your Rig

by TJ on May 14, 2010

Insuring Commercial Trucks Today, there are many different commercial trucks on the road carrying a wide variety of items. Driving a big and heavy truck can cause a lot of damage if involved in an accident. Because this type of truck can be dangerous, it is important to have insurance specially designed for this type […]

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Make Your Best Deal

by TJ on May 12, 2010

When it comes to your business the kind of trailer you have is just as important as the truck you drive. Wabash National is a manufacturer that produces some of the most durable and innovative platform, dry, and refrigerated trailers. Let’s take a look at how you can buy a Wabash trailer for a discount, […]

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Tune It or Lose It!

by TJ on January 4, 2010

Tuning a CB Radio Did you know that failing to tune your CB radio is associated not only with fuzzy audio, but also with fried CBs?  That’s right, refrain from tuning and risk watching your CB go up in smoke.  Although this sounds a little crazy at first, it’s no different than a ruined video […]

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Winterize Before the Snow Flies

by TJ on October 27, 2009

Winterizing a Trailer No matter what type of trailer you have, it’s important to keep it updated for the winter. Trailers that are not properly winterized are liable to receive damage and be unable to work properly. In addition, it may have a much shorter lifespan if you do not winterize.

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