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CDL pre-trip inspections are critical to staying safe on the roads. During these inspections, truckers check on multiple aspects of the vehicle, including overall safety, major parts of the truck, and emergency equipment. Commercial drivers are required to inspect their truck and trailer every 24 hours while on the road and record the inspection. Here’s what you need to know to ensure your truck is safe for operation and defect free.
DURAND, Wis…Tad Bauer, President of Bauer Built, Inc. of Durand, Wis. announces the acquisition of the commercial tire division of Allied Oil & Tire Company effective April 1, 2019. Allied, headquartered in Omaha, NE, was founded over 60 years ago in 1958 by Conrad Heinson. The acquisition includes commercial tire centers in Omaha, NE; Kansas City and Joplin, MO; Wichita, KS; Des Moines, IA; Sioux Falls, SD; and Sioux City, IA.
As any farmer knows, one of the challenges to proper agricultural growth that’s seen an uptick over the last decade is soil compaction. Between increased rainfall and ever larger farming equipment, soil in areas that used to see proper structure for adequate growth is increasingly susceptible to compaction. Soil structure can be a deal breaker when it comes to the proper distribution of water, nutrients and air in the quantities necessary for a successful harvest down the line.
It’s easy to make the mistake of believing only large fleets need to have a tire management plan to ensure their trucks are outfitted with the tires they need, right when they need them. But even small businesses with a single truck must have a plan in place—one that not only keeps their tires in top shape, but provides a workable strategy in the event of a flat or other necessary vehicle repairs.
Modern highways are crowded and––all too often––drivers of passenger vehicles are distracted. For commercial vehicle drivers, it can be difficult to stay safe and avoid collisions. Proper training and participation in public education programs can help improve driver safety for all involved. These precautions can be crucial to getting to your destination safely.
Preventive maintenance is critical to keeping commercial vehicles safely on the road, and there are four major areas that must be addressed regularly to avoid major repairs later. Check out the video to learn more.
When it comes to transportation operations, tires are the third largest expense in fleet management. Thus, maximizing the value of each tire asset is crucial in today’s competitive business environment. But for smaller fleets, tire replacement can be a costly and time-consuming process and comes down to buy a new replacement tire or to buy a stock retreaded tire from a reliable source.
There are roughly 2.1 million farms across the United States, and nearly every one of them is family-owned and tended. Each farm feeds approximately 165 people globally each year. The efforts of the American farmer deserve gratitude and reverence. And with the world’s population predicted to increase to 9.7 billion by 2050, the farming industry’s output must grow by 70 percent to keep feeding us all.
For millions of new college students, this fall will bring its usual road challenges plus new responsibilities for maintaining a safe vehicle. Parents should review essential maintenance practices before setting out for that cross-country road trip. A quick check-up also guarantees that a new student's car is in tip-top shape while encouraging them not to hesitate to consult a professional. Bauer Built Tire & Service offers a wide array of such service solutions in a friendly, family-owned en...
Next month, from September 16th to the 22nd, the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be hosting Brake Safety Week. Brake Safety Week is part of the Operation Airbrake Program, sponsored by CVSA in partnership with the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators and the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.