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31 01, 2017

How to Stay in Control on Slick Roads

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Imagine you’re driving on a snow packed highway after a big snow storm. You’re driving faster than you probably should be. As you turn to take your exit, you feel your vehicle sliding on the snow beneath you. You heart sinks and your first instinct is to panic. Don’t panic. Stay in control. You can [...]

31 01, 2017

Removing Rust: The Old Truck’s Plague

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Rust is the oxidation of iron. It causes an ugly brownish orange corrosion on metal usually because of moisture. Rust on cars or rental trucks is probably the ugliest thing for a vehicle. Most people get rid of their vehicles when rust begins to appear. The problem is, rust ruins your car’s value. In any [...]

31 01, 2017

How to Check and Refill Engine Coolant

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Coolant is vital for the engine of any vehicle. While operating, engines get extremely hot and rely on coolant to stay cool. Even your rental trucks can overheat if the coolant is low or empty. If one of your drivers is reporting overheating, you should check the truck’s coolant immediately. It’s likely that the truck [...]

31 01, 2017

GPS Tracking, a New Level of Accountability

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You’ve considered getting trucks for your job, but it’s always been an afterthought. The actual equipment and material come first. Not to mention the fact that you don’t want to have to worry about what your employees are doing behind the wheel of the pickup rental you so kindly invested in. Fortunately for you, here [...]

31 01, 2017

How to React to a Tire Blowout

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Imagine that you’re driving down the road in one of your company’s rental trucks. The bed is loaded with heavy construction equipment and you’re on your way to the work-site. The day couldn’t be better. You’ve got the window rolled down, letting in the cool spring breeze to refresh you while you drive listening to [...]

24 01, 2017

Then and Now: The Price of Fuel

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Gas prices might seem like a never-ending beating to your wallet, but the stats tell a different story. Since 2012, gas prices have been decreasing, and in 2016 the average price of gas in the United States was $2.14 — that’s the lowest it’s been since 2004. Diesel prices have also hit a new low. [...]

23 01, 2017

How to Get Your Fleet Drivers to Wear Safety Belts

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You’ve heard the words since you first stepped into your Driver’s Ed. classroom, “Don’t forget to wear your seatbelt!” Your own mother pesters you about it to this day. But now as you have invested in rental trucks for your business, when your employees choose to not wear their safety belt you may be facing [...]

23 01, 2017

Yielding to Emergency Responders

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The wailing of the siren behind you initially makes your stomach drop. The flashing lights appear out of nowhere in your rearview mirror. The firetruck and ambulance duo need to get past you in order to reach their emergency situation. Too often drivers fail to pull over to clear a path for emergency vehicles, taking [...]

23 01, 2017

How to Escape a Submerged Car

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You’ve probably seen movies where an action hero drives a vehicle off a bridge into deep water below. Often this hero is pursued by bad men and bullets, but against all odds he or she is able to escape the submerged vehicle and swim to safety. This makes for an intense Hollywood scene, but in [...]

23 01, 2017

Fighting Bright Headlights

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Headlights are your best friends when you’re driving around at night. They increase your visibility as well as let other drivers know that you are on the road. However, not knowing how to properly use your headlights could lead to a collision, and nobody wants that, especially those driving rental trucks. Taking the appropriate precautions [...]