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Why Semi-Trucks Use Air Brakes

Posted by Jarrett on Jul 27, 2021 10:30:00 AM


 

A fully loaded tractor trailer can weigh tens of thousands of pounds, and basic physics teaches us that as the mass (weight) of a moving object increases, the force required to stop it also increases. That’s why the braking system on a semi-truck and trailer are one of its most important components. The braking system used on semi-trucks is the air brake system.

Topics: Fleet

7 Ways to Avoid Common Maintenance Problems

Posted by Jarrett on Jul 15, 2021 11:03:00 AM


 

When you are in the transportation industry, regular fleet maintenance is just a fact of life. It can feel laborious and time-consuming, however, it is a crucial element in the safety and durability of your fleet. Regular maintenance should be taken seriously and not overlooked, as it can lead to costly repairs that could have been avoided and compromise the safety of your drivers and others on the road. 

Topics: Fleet

Semi-truck Repairs – Why You Need an Expert Instead of Doing It Yourself

Posted by Jarrett on Jun 10, 2021 11:00:00 AM


 

There are a lot of things in life that can be do-it-yourself projects – but semi-truck repair isn’t one of them. We’re not talking about the repairs that need to be addressed on a freight run like tightening a hose clamp or adding engine coolant – we mean the routine truck maintenance that keeps your rig moving and the equipment failures that can put you temporarily out of commission.

Topics: Fleet

Spring Showers; How to Keep your Fleet Safe

Posted by Jarrett on Jun 3, 2021 10:00:00 AM


 

April showers bring May flowers...and also unsafe road conditions. While you may think that you are in the clear now that winter is over, you don’t want to let your guard down just yet as the upcoming warmer months have their own set of weather conditions to prepare for. Wet, slick roads and thunderstorms are not uncommon, and quickly changing weather is the norm. To help give you the on-the-road confidence you’ll need, our expert team at Jarrett Fleet Services has put together a list of things to think about before you hit the road. 

Topics: Fleet

What’s Behind the Jarrett Difference? Our People!

Posted by Jarrett on Apr 27, 2021 10:41:00 AM


 

Are you in the automotive industry working as a technician, mechanic or a similar position? Are you looking for your next career move to an organization that supports a safe work environment, competitive atmosphere, and an awesome benefits package? Look no further, because Jarrett Fleet Services is hiring! We are currently hiring for Diesel Mechanic, Diesel Technician, and Service Truck Technician.

Topics: Fleet

Jarrett Fleet Services Gives Your Fleet the Bodywork Refresh It Needs

Posted by Jarrett on Mar 2, 2021 11:06:00 AM


 

The hard truth of owning a fleet… your once-polished, immaculate vehicles will at some point start showing their age. Dents, scrapes, and chipped-paint will happen. Whether bodywork repairs are needed due to natural causes or collision damage, Jarrett Fleet Services is here to give your fleet the TLC it needs, especially when it’s from the latter.

Topics: Fleet

Keep Your Truck Clean With the New Suds & Glory Truck Wash

Posted by Jarrett on Feb 23, 2021 11:05:00 AM


 

Your truck and trailer have many enemies that you encounter every single day you are on the road: Road dirt, grime, bird droppings, dead insects, and salt contribute to premature wear on your truck’s mechanical components and destroy the exterior finish.

Topics: Fleet

Helpful Maintenance Tips to Keep Your Fleet on the Road This Winter

Posted by Jarrett on Feb 9, 2021 11:02:00 AM


 

It’s the season that most fleet drivers dread...the cold, winter months that feel like they last an eternity. Not only is the bitter cold difficult to navigate in, but it can create treacherous and dangerous driving conditions. Luckily, with the right amount of preparation, knowledge, and sense, fleet drivers can work safely and productively even when the outside conditions are less than ideal. Here are six tips, tricks, and best practices to ensure that you and your fleet are adequately prepared. 

Topics: Fleet

Fleet Maintenance With Jarrett Fleet Services Is an Investment, Not a Cost, Because It Keeps Your Trucks on the Road

Posted by Jarrett on Jan 26, 2021 11:00:00 AM


Your fleet is one of the most important parts of your business and is probably your largest asset. Keeping your fleet functional and safe means keeping your business running, and that means that fleet maintenance is an investment, not a cost.

Topics: Fleet

A DOT Inspection Can Happen at Any Time – Make Sure Your Equipment Is Always Compliant, Safe, and on the Road

Posted by Jarrett on Jan 14, 2021 11:10:00 AM


 

Any time a truck is on the road, it can be inspected for DOT compliance. These inspections are important because they protect commercial drivers as well as everyone on the road. Since an inspection can happen anywhere, it is important that your equipment stay in road-safe condition.

Topics: Fleet

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