2016 CVSA Truck Inspection Road Check Blitz Is On!

2016 CVSA Truck Inspection Road Check Blitz Is On!

June 7th - 9th, 2016 will be this year's International Roadcheck. Commonly known to truck drivers as "The Blitz", these inspections cause mixed feelings for professional truck drivers all over the country. Mainly anxiety, anger and frustration. Yet, as commercial drivers, we must prepare and do all we can to get a passing grade if we happen to be called in for inspection

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Freightliner Service Department Review - Fontana Ca

Freightliner Service Department Review - Fontana Ca

So I did some checking. Apparently ALL the major truck manufacturers have significant issues on the service end. So how did this happen? Is it because of proprietary on-board software controlling almost every facet of the truck's functionality? Does that lead to just replacing parts that the computer codes says needs replacing rather than a little research on what actually caused the problem? Is it because of the lack of skilled labor? Is it the disconnect from the driver to the service writer? Is it how that data is being transferred to the mechanic?

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Get Rid of Blue-Tooth Headaches, Noise Reduction Ear Buds May be the Answer

Get Rid of Blue-Tooth Headaches, Noise Reduction Ear Buds May be the Answer

While at GATS Great American Trucking Show I ran into Tom Buske at the "Tough Tested Booth". I discovered their new line of "Noise Control Technology"  microphone earbuds. There are four models. Driver, Ranger, Marine and Jobsite ranging from $39 to $79 MSRP.  Now this will be a unfair comparison but when I hear Noise Reduction, Noise Control Technology or Noise Cancellation I think of Bose Headphones $299

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