1. The right tires can save your life
Like everything tires range in price from very expensive to cheap. For the most part you get what you pay for.
If you run out and buy the cheapest grade tire because you are wanting to save a few pennies it will cost you a lot more in the long run. You have to learn how to choose the best tires for your truck!
Most experts will advise you to stick with brands you know and trust. Make sure you follow the manufacturer’s recommendations as well.
If you are driving in icy and/or snowy weather you should invest in winter tires. If your travels take you all over the country, invest in all-weather tires.
2. Well maintained wheels will save you money
Maintenance is the key. The better you follow a good maintenance schedule the better your truck will run, and it will save you money over the course of the year.
This isn’t just about oil changes. This is about every aspect of you maintaining your vehicle in good working condition.
Your tires are one of the most important components in the proper running of your truck. Bald tires can increase braking time, especially on slick surfaces.
Remember to check your tires air pressure. But also check the rims; make sure the seal is good. Your brakes should also be checked regularly.
3. GPS can protect you in case of truck theft
Speaking of technology, GSP is one the greatest tools a driver can have. Whether you’re driving across town or across the country, nothing beats a good GPS. Gone are the old days of flipping through a map book and trying to figure which unmarked building is the correct address.
The GPS not only tells you how to get to where you’re going, it lets you know when you are there.
But even better than that the GPS can mark waypoints, pinpoint your location, and track your movements. This can be a major plus in the event your vehicle gets stolen.
Currently there are several vehicle security systems available that are connected directly to the security company.
If your truck is taken, you can check your mobile application on your phone, and contact the proper authorities before the thief even has time to check your ITunes playlist.
4. Right Truck mirrors will increase your visibility
There are so many things people just don’t think about. I already mentioned tires, lights, and actually even your mirrors.
You ever borrow a friend’s car or rent a truck, hop in, and drive off just to realize you forgot to adjust the mirrors?
This problem is even worse with a commercial truck and trailer. Unlike a car you can’t simply look out the back window to see if it’s clear.
Good mirrors are essential in everything from driving cross country to backing up to the dock. So make sure you have the right ones and you keep them clear of dirt and snow.
5. Proper trailer lights will increase the visibility of your truck
There are many rules that regulate the trucking industry. Lights are no exception. Of course you have state laws and city ordinances to contend with, in additional to federal law.
The trailers are meant to be visible to other driver’s sharing the road.
This is a simple safety issue. Now of course some will argue that the regulators have stepped over the common sense aspect but, that is a debate for another time.