13 Tips for Truck Drivers from the Pros If you’re starting out as a truck driver and looking for some advice, you’ve come to the right place! We talked to truck drivers who have been hitting the roads for years and experts who know all about trucking from all over America. They shared their top […]
Pedigree Truck Sales | Freightliner Cascadia Safety Features Welcome to our world of safe trucking! Here at Pedigree Truck Sales, we care a lot about trucks, but we care even more about keeping you safe while you drive. Our Freightliner Cascadias are equipped with some great safety features to protect you, your stuff, and everyone […]
Things to Look for When Buying a Used Semi Truck If you are ready to expand your trucking fleet, it is important to know what to look for when buying a used semi truck. Do your research so you know what specs will work for the freight you want to haul, how to inspect a […]
Customer Highlight | Silk Road Logistics, LLC. 2023 has presented its share of challenges for the trucking community. Freight rates are low, interest rates are high, and so many in the industry are struggling. However, business growth still continues for many small trucking companies such as Silk Road Logistics, LLC. Islambek Nassibullayev established Silk […]
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The Best Used Reefer Trailers for Your Fleet With over 50 years in the reefer trailer business, we pride ourselves on selling the best used reefer trailers in the industry. These are the reefers that have built Prime Inc., the largest reefer carrier in America. They are built to ensure the cold goods we need […]
49 Winter Driving Tips from Truck Drivers and Industry Experts Truck driving in winter weather adds another layer of danger to an already difficult job. Experience can be the best teacher, but today you get the chance to learn the best tricks and tips for navigating winter weather as a truck driver. We polled truck […]
Winter Fuel Care Guide for Truck Drivers | Keep Your Rig Running Smoothly Winter weather brings many challenges for truck drivers. One of those challenges is making sure your fuel is treated any time the temperature gets below 20 degrees. While you can purchase pre-treated fuel in some areas, it is going to be less […]
Super Singles vs Duals | A Guide for Owner Operators Table of Contents Super Singles vs Duals! At Pedigree Truck and Trailer our buyers can choose between super singles or duals. This is one of the many ways your truck can be customized to fit your specific business and driving needs. Here are some […]
What’s the Big Difference Between Prequalification and Preapproval? Table of Contents Understanding the different between prequalification and preapproval is key when getting financing for a used semi or reefer trailer. Purchasing a semi truck and reefer trailer is an exciting journey. If you’re just starting out, it can feel overwhelming. We want to make […]
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Outgassing: what is it and why should you care? The Trailer Experts over here at Pedigree are here to explain and give some advice. This short article will explain one of the biggest reasons drivers are losing profits out there on the road and how to make the choices that will keep your money in your pocket.
Buying a quality used reefer trailer is a great way to get the most value when you need to add to your trucking fleet. There are a host of options in the trucking industry to choose from when searching for a used trailer. How do you know you are getting the best quality at the best price?
You may already know the importance of regular preventive maintenance for your semi-truck or trailer, but what about the tires that keep you rolling in the first place?
Choosing the right tires is a top priority, but maintaining them after purchase is just as essential.
Regular semi-truck maintenance is crucial for getting the best value out of your big rig. Preventive maintenance can lower the long-term cost of ownership by reducing the need for costly repairs while helping you avoid time-consuming breakdowns and stay safe on the road. And your diesel engine, in particular, deserves an extra helping of TLC […]
Your semi-truck is your office, and it’s also your home when you’re on a run. While you’re focused on making on-time deliveries, avoiding traffic hazards, and logging your miles, there are many things you can do to have a pleasant driving experience. What can you bring along to stay comfortable and connected? Here are a […]
As fall approaches, the U.S. freight market, including the demand for trucking, remains strong in the second half of 2018. Freight hauled by trucks is projected to grow 3.4% this year, according to the American Trucking Association. The ATA’s U.S. Freight Transportation Forecast predicts that freight moved by all modes will increase from 15.18 billion […]
The need for more truck drivers has become well-known in recent years, resulting in increased career opportunities and earnings potential for new and experienced drivers alike. But did you know there is also a shortage of trucks for hauling goods, which is also creating challenges throughout the industry? According to one recent estimate, in May […]
When it comes to semi-trailers, a tire is never just a tire. Tires are typically the biggest equipment cost for semi-trucks in general, and trailer tires in particular play a big role in getting the best performance out of your rig. Keep reading for five key factors to help you get the best value […]
The federal ELD mandate, which went into effect in December 2017, means that truck drivers must now use an electronic logging device (ELD) instead of traditional paper logs to record hours of service (HOS) and records of duty status (RODS).
Simply letting a semi truck run until it breaks down doesn’t make much sense. Regular preventive maintenance, at the appropriate intervals, means you’ll spend more time on the road and less time in the shop.
Keeping your semi-trailer in road-ready condition is essential for trucking success. That means following a regular preventive maintenance program and replacing damaged or worn-out trailer parts when necessary. But how do you know if you’re getting the right parts for your trailer? Keep reading to find out what you need to consider before making a […]
No one wants to imagine going down a road at night and being unable to see what’s in front of you. How could you tell if you were following someone at a safe distance, or what if someone had decided to run across the road?
Most likely, you’re used to driving on dual wheels for your truck and trailers. It’s pretty common after all, and you may have never had a reason to consider using wide-base tires. However, you may be missing out on some major benefits of this type of tire. Before you make the switch to wide-base tires, […]
Follow These Tips for Better Semi Truck Fuel Mileage Truck driving is a great way to earn a living, but the cost of fuel can eat into your profits if you’re not careful. Fuel is the #1 expense that comes with operating a semi-truck, so minimizing fuel consumption while maximizing efficiency is a smart […]
Driving in poor weather conditions is never ideal, but when you have to reach your stop, it may be necessary. While we’d all prefer to avoid driving when the weather gets bad, it’s crucial to know how to maneuver your vehicle during these conditions. It can be scary enough to navigate a car during rain, […]
It’s the moment no truck driver wants: something goes wrong and you’re stranded on the side of the road. While you may have prepared for this, sometimes even the most seasoned truck driver may be stuck on the highway from an issue with a semi-truck. While some truck breakdowns are caused by mechanical errors that […]
There’s a lot to think about when you’re in the market for a reefer trailer. Whether you’re a newly minted owner-operator making your first purchase or a seasoned pro needing to replace an old trailer, you’ve got lots of questions to ask, inspections to complete, and documents to review. Another consideration you’ll have to make […]
Switching over to be ELD compliant for your fleet may be a hard pill to swallow at first. Though mandatory by the law, the initial cost of an ELD may have you thinking it isn’t worth it, or you may prefer paper log books still. However, being ELD compliant helps you in more ways than […]
One of the reasons some will purchase a brand new semi-truck is that it comes with a warranty from the manufacturer. But what if you’re hoping to save some money by choosing a quality used truck? Some used semi trucks do come with a warranty but the terms will vary.
There’s a lot to think about then purchasing a semi-truck. And when you’re selecting vehicles for an entire fleet of trucks, it’s essential to make sure that each individual truck brings value to your business. So how can you get the most for your money when shopping for new or used fleet trucks? Here are […]
Did you know that about ⅔ of on-the-job truck driver deaths are caused by traffic accidents? Nearly 700 truck drivers or passengersdied in crashes in 2012, and fatal crashes involving large trucks or buses cost the U.S. economy $40 billion in the same year, according to one estimate. On-time delivery is absolutely essential for keeping […]
Beginning on December 18, 2017, the ELD mandate went into effect, requiring most commercial trucks to maintain a digital log of their hours. While some trucking companies have had the required ELDs or other E-logs for some time, smaller fleets or independent carriers may have never dealt with ELDs before. The learning curve for the […]
When you’re on the road, you have to be prepared for anything that could happen. Insurance helps you so that you can be covered for any accidents that may occur, preventing you from shelling out a ton of money for any on-the-road incidents. We know that having insurance is important, but what is required when […]
When you step onto a lot to buy a semi-truck, what do you look for? Maybe there’s a certain brand you prefer or a few specifications you want, but what about everything else on that truck? Ignoring minor flaws can lead to big problems down the road, and choosing the wrong truck can be an […]
If your livelihood depends on keeping your semi-truck on the road as much as possible, it can be tempting to just let it run until it breaks. As long as the engine cranks, the tires look okay and the wheels are turning, why put your vehicle in the shop where it isn’t making you any […]
If you’re in the market for a semi-trailer to go with your truck, there’s a lot to consider. For one thing, the trailer must be compatible with the truck that will be hauling it. Budget is also a major factor, but the lowest price rarely gives you the best value. It’s important to research typical […]
If you’re looking to buy a semi-truck for the first time, you have a lot of important decisions to make. Which commercial truck should you buy? Should you buy new or used? What specs do you need on your rig? Do you need a single truck or an entire fleet? And where should you buy […]
When the time comes to buy a new (or new-to-you) semi–truck, the choice may be hard to make. New trucks come with lots of perks, but what about used trucks? If you’re feeling unsure about which kind of semi-truck is best for you, we’ve compiled a list of the pros and cons of each […]