Truck

4 Reasons Why You Should Only Go to a Certified Truck Repair Technician for Your Service

  • July 16, 2017
  • Truck,

Chances are, there are few investments more important to your business than your working vehicles.  From independent drivers to commercial shippers, trucks are the backbone of their operations.  They must be ready and kept in top condition at all times to guarantee high reliability and low operating costs. So why risk that investment -and the profit


4 Top Tips for Commercial Trucking Road Safety

  • June 21, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires, Road Service, Truck,
Tips for commercial trucking road safety

Safety is one of the most important aspects of managing a commercial trucking fleet. Ensuring your truckers are practicing safe driving techniques is paramount not only to their safety but to keeping your vehicles safer for longer. Both your drivers and your commercial trucks will be able to stay safe on the road for longer


Alignment Matters: Taking Vehicle Alignment for Granted Could Cost You

  • September 27, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires, Truck,
Alignment Matters: Taking Vehicle Alignment for Granted Could Cost You

Fleet managers failing to tend to their commercial truck maintenance needs can end up costing themselves thousands in unnecessary repairs. One of the most overlooked areas of commercial truck maintenance is managing proper vehicle alignment. A bad alignment can negatively impact every area of your commercial fleet from fuel economy to tire cost. The only


Choosing the Right Grease for Your Fleet Truck Chassis & Components

  • September 16, 2019
  • Truck,
chasiss grease selection

Grease is an often-overlooked component to many fleet managers’ operations. Failure to keep your fleet trucks properly lubricated can result in costly repairs and downtime. In order to avoid unnecessary mechanical services for your fleet, you’ll need to select the right grease products to properly lubricate key components of your trucks. Read on to find


Everything You Need to Know About Commercial Truck Tires

  • November 01, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires, Truck,
Everything You Need to Know About Commercial Truck Tires

When it comes to commercial truck tires, the size and specification matter. To avoid unnecessary maintenance needs for your vehicle, you need to understand the exact type of tire it requires to operate as it should. There are many different elements that differentiate one commercial truck tire from another, and understanding each is the key


Ford F-550 Wins Commercial Truck of the Year

  • May 01, 2019
  • Truck,

Work Truck Magazine recently named the Ford F-550 as the 2019 Commercial Truck of the Year. Chosen from a list of 11 contenders, readers selected the F-550 for its unparalleled application effectiveness, durability, quality, servicing, maintenance, and lifecycle costs. As fleet managers seek to reduce overall costs for operations, updating their trucks can be one


Get Back On the Road with Convenient STTC Truck Service

  • November 17, 2017
  • Truck,

Since 1955 STTC has been relied upon by people across the Northeast for a wide variety of car and truck service, along with services for heavy off-road working vehicles. We’re your local tire and mechanical truck service experts, and we have more than fifty convenient STTC locations ready to help. We’re dedicated to doing every job right,


How to Save on Work Truck Fleet Maintenance

  • June 17, 2019
  • Tire Retreading, Truck,

The biggest challenge for fleet managers is finding ways to save money on truck fleet maintenance. Commercial trucks are at higher risk for needing maintenance and repairs simply because of how often they’re used, the amount of starting and stopping required and how far they travel. However, by following these three tips, fleets can reduce


Tesla Class 8 Semi-Electric Truck Production Delayed

  • August 15, 2019
  • Truck,

Recently, Tesla held its quarterly earnings meeting, which resulted in the company’s decision to delay production of the much-anticipated Tesla Class 8 semi-electric truck. Trucks were originally projected for commercial use in April 2019; however, production is now set to start in early 2020. Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, was prepared for the first-quarter loss to


The Difference Between Regional & Long-Haul Commercial Tires

  • November 22, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires, New Tires, Tire Service, Truck,
The Difference Between Regional & Long-Haul Commercial Tires

Choosing the right commercial tires for your trucking fleet might seem easy, but there’s a lot more to proper tire selection than meets the eye. Fleet managers should understand the specific application for their tires before selecting a set for their commercial trucks. Most fleets will need to choose between regional or long-haul commercial tires,


The In Depth Process of Repairing Earthmover Tires

  • September 13, 2017
  • Truck,

When dealing with commercial truck tires, repairs are a fairly easy process.  You start by cleaning the injury, then inserting a plug, and finally covering the injury area with glue, a patch. However, things are a different when you’re trying to repair earthmover tires.  When dealing with a tire that can cost thousands of dollars,


U.S. Truck Tire Retreading Growth Projections

  • October 14, 2019
  • Tire Retreading, Truck,
Truck Tire Retreading Market to Show Impressive Growth by 2024

According to the market forecast, the U.S. truck tire retreading market is set to experience a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) of 13% over the next five years. Top manufacturers contributing to the industry growth include Michelin, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Bridgestone, Continental, and many more. Both light and heavy commercial vehicle segments were


Understanding OTR Tires for Your Trucking Fleet

  • November 15, 2019
  • Commercial Truck Tires, Tire Service, Truck,
Understanding OTR Tires for Your Trucking Fleet

For commercial trucking fleets, proper tire selection can mean the difference between unnecessary roadside breakdown and increased profitability. Off-the-road (OTR) tires may be the best choice for fleets with frequent or continuous off-road applications to avoid the cost of repairs and maintenance. Understanding what OTR tires are and the specific types available will help fleet


WHY THE CHEAPEST TRUCK TIRES ACTUALLY COST YOU MORE IN THE LONG RUN

  • July 16, 2017
  • Truck,

Since truck tires are usually one of the most-expensive items in any transportation budget, it’s no wonder that independent owner-operators and fleet managers alike are always looking for ways to cut those costs.  However, that does not mean that all tires are created equal!  Buying the cheapest tires you can find will often lead to