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Stay On The “DOT” With Your Pre-Trip Inspections

Posted by Jarrett on Oct 19, 2021 11:45:00 AM


 

We know that as fleet service owners and partners, managing a fleet is much more than ensuring the goods get from Point A to Point B. In fact, there is a tremendous amount of planning, maintenance, inspections, and organization that goes into owning commercial vehicles. Every step is equally important and crucial to the success and safety of the operation. 

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The History of the Diesel Engine – the Power That Powers Your Truck

Posted by Jarrett on Sep 23, 2021 11:00:00 AM


 

The diesel engine is the workhorse of your truck, and the engine that powers shipping and the U.S. economy. It makes a wonderful rumble when it’s running, and the smell of diesel exhaust is like perfume to Jarrett Fleet Services!

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Four Tips to Keep Your Fleet Air Conditioner Unit In Top Condition

Posted by Jarrett on Aug 31, 2021 11:15:00 AM


 

Being the owner of a truck or trailer fleet requires critical attention to detail. Maintenance needs to continually be top of mind, and breakdowns and repairs are inevitable. While these are all crucial elements in successfully operating a fleet, two other components are just as important; the safety and comfort of the fleet driver. Safety, of course, is the number one priority in all circumstances for both the driver and others on the road, but driver comfort can get overlooked. Air conditioning, and keeping it operating properly, is a huge factor in the comfortability of the fleet driver as they take on the open road.

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Keep Your Truck & Trailer Clean With the ‘Suds & Glory’ Truck Wash

Posted by Jarrett on Aug 17, 2021 11:00:00 AM


 

Listening to music makes the miles go by faster and having a clean truck makes you look better. For this blog post, Jarrett Fleet Services has combined song titles with reasons why you should keep your truck and trailer clean.

 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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