How Do Air Brakes Work? 

A Man Using the Air Brake in His Vehicle.

Tractor trailers, buses, and other large diesel-powered vehicles often transport big, heavy loads – so it’s important for everyone’s safety that these vehicles can stop when they need to. That’s where air brakes come in. Air brakes have huge brake drums to effectively stop a diesel rig hauling thousands of pounds, and they run on […]

Truck Driving Tips for Winter 

A Semi-Truck in a Snowstorm on an Icy Road.

Winter weather can pose a big challenge for professional truck drivers. Driving a big rig can be especially dangerous in snow and ice – all that weight can pick up momentum that is nearly impossible to stop quickly if you lose control. Be sure to remember the following safe driving tips this winter, and remember, […]

— Diagnosing a Bad Coolant Temperature Sensor

A large part of automotive repair is first diagnosing a problem. Fortunately, today’s technological advancements offer faster, easier, and more efficient ways to do this. In this Google Glass video, through application, board demonstration, and visual aids, Keith Littleton shows you how to diagnose a bad coolant temperature sensor. The first step is to place […]

— Truck Driving Time Management Tips

There’s a sense of peace that comes from driving. You may not always experience it, but when you do, it’s palpable. Perhaps it’s the vast expanse of open road around you. Or maybe it’s the warm feeling you get when you realize your landscape consists of rolling hills and not the fluorescent glow of a […]

—Truck Driving Safety: Avoiding Distractions on the Road

Driving distractions are as old as the activity itself. As long as there are drivers on the road, there will always be something demanding our attention. The difference is that nowadays these distractions are more pervasive than ever before. As truck drivers, it’s our duty to ensure we’re exercising caution and good judgment in order […]