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What the New Fuel Efficiency Standards Mean for Truck Drivers

Posted by Admin on 6/24/2014

This year, President Obama tightened the fuel-efficiency standards that apply to medium and Heavy Duty fleet trucks. Although the new standards will not go into effect until March of 2016, businesses with fleet trucks and private truck owners need to have an understanding of what that means to them. 

How the Slowed Economy of 2007 to 2009 Affected Aftermarket Parts

Posted by Admin on 6/17/2014

It is no secret that as the economy faltered during the period of 2007 to 2009, the practice of keeping automobiles longer grew. People started to postpone buying new vehicles and getting more miles out of them rather than putting more money into a vehicle they didn’t really need. Not only did this happen for private vehicles, but for heavy duty commercial equipment that businesses relied on. 

The Evolution of the American Pickup Truck

Posted by Admin on 6/10/2014

The American pickup truck started with a Dodge made by the Dodge brothers to fill an order for the Army in 1918. Some of the features of the light duty, half-ton truck included a 35 hp 4-cylinder engine and it had a maximum load of 1,000 pounds. Once Henry Ford recognized that the pickup had potential, the Model T Ford was made, sporting the body of a pickup.

What to Look for When Purchasing Brake Pads

Posted by Admin on 6/3/2014

Nothing is more important than having quality break parts on your rig. Although the brake pads are not the most significant part in the braking system, they do play a large role in the safety of your truck. Since government regulations do not apply to break pads as they do with other brake parts, it is important to know how to choose good quality brake pads when it’s time for replacements.