A Guide to Runaway Truck Ramps and Locations Where You May Need One

Runaway truck ramps are important highway features for truckers driving in mountainous areas. Familiarize yourself with the locations of ramps wherever you are hauling goods on roads with steep grades. Here is a quick guide to runaway truck ramps and four locations where you may need to use one.

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5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Reefer for Your Food Service Business

When you purchase a refrigerated trailer  for your produce or food service business, ask yourself a few questions about how suitable the trailer will be for your business. Of course, make sure your truck has the power to haul the trailer at its full capacity. Five other concerns are addressed below. Continue reading “5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Reefer for Your Food Service Business”

Lonely? 4 Key Ways to Stay Upbeat On the Road

According to a recent New York Times article, truckers across the country feel like “throwaway people” who aren’t valued or even seen by the majority of the population. Truckers work absurdly long hours, often for too little payoff. They spend their time on the road getting cut off by dangerous, irate drivers of much smaller cars, and they suffer from health problems related to getting too little healthy food, too much junk food and too little exercise.
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5 Ways for New Truckers to Appreciate the Relevance of Today’s CB Radio

A big rig truck driving during sunset.Yes, you have a smartphone that connects you to the world. You can text or call anyone you choose at any time (except while driving your rig). Dispatch is tracking you and checking in wherever you go, thanks to your GPS system. Plus, you’ve got satellite radio for entertainment, so who needs more? Continue reading “5 Ways for New Truckers to Appreciate the Relevance of Today’s CB Radio”

Arrow Truck Sales Donates Volvo to WIT Truck Giveaway

Kansas City, MO  (July 26, 2017) Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. announced today that it will donate a 2014 Volvo VNL 670 to the Women In Trucking Association for their 2018 Truck Giveaway. WIT Ellen Voie, President/CEO of WIT, will hand over the keys to the winner on March 24, 2018 during the 9th annual “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel,” at the Mid-America Trucking Show at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

“We are thrilled to be able to give a truck to one of our members at our annual “Salute to Women Behind the Wheel,” said Voie.  “I am especially looking forward to handing over the keys to the Volvo to allow one deserving member the chance of a lifetime, thanks to Arrow Truck Sales and their very generous donation,” Voie added.

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Arrow Truck Sales Adds NAIT to PRIME Account Program

Kansas City, MO – June 7, 2017 Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. is proud to announce that NAIT (National Association of Independent Truckers) has become a PRIME National Account. NAIT joins 18 other associations and major carriers participating in this exclusive offering. Arrow’s PRIME Account program is a used truck purchasing platform for owner/operators who currently drive for carriers who participate in the program. As a Prime member, the buyer qualifies for exclusive benefits, including a free 6 month/50,000 mile warranty, special $1,000 allowance and more.

“We’re happy to be associated with NAIT,” stated Jim Taber, Arrow’s National Account Sales Executive. “We believe our strategic partnership will ultimately benefit member drivers wanting to purchase a used truck. And we’re very proud of the fact that NAIT trusts Arrow to be their preferred used truck dealer.”

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Arrow Truck Sales Announces New PRIME Program

Kansas City, MO – March 20, 2017 Arrow Truck Sales, Inc. has announced a used truck purchasing program for owner/operators who currently drive for select carriers. As a PRIME member, the buyer qualifies for certain exclusive benefits, including a free 6 month/50,000 mile warranty, special $1,000 allowance and more.

Carriers currently engaged in the PRIME program include Landstar, USA Truck, Allied Van Lines and others. The PRIME program is also offered through select associations, including Women In Trucking, OOIDA, National Minority Trucking Association and more. A complete list of PRIME benefits, carriers and associations can be found on their website.

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Status Transportation joins Arrow Truck Sales successful Prime Account program.

Status Transportation

Status Transportation is an owner operator trucking company with branches in Florida and Georgia.  We strive to provide owner operators with the best customer service in order to ensure their success as business owners.  As part of our service, we always try to refer owner-operator truck drivers to experienced vendors that meet our same standards. Status Transportation reviews vendors thoroughly and Arrow Truck Sales superior quality customer service and solid reputation have made them our preferred pre-owned truck vendor.

Back in 2016 Status Transportation and Arrow Truck Sales established a business relationship that will benefit Status owner operator truck drivers who are in the market for a pre-owned truck. As a result of this relationship, we became a Prime Account member and now our owner operators can take advantage of this exclusive membership.  This partnership opens the door to great perks and discounts through Arrow Truck Sales when shopping for late-model equipment.

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Quick Guide To Understanding Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF)

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WHAT’S IN THE AIR

DPF

  • NOx and Soot – these have the most impact on our environment
  • NOx ( Nitrogen oxides)are a group of highly reactive gases containing nitrogen and oxygen in varying amounts
  • Nitrogen  dioxide,  along  with  particles  in  the  air,  can  often  be  seen  as  a  reddish-brown  layer  over  many  urban  areas.
  • Particulate matter (Soot) is the visible exhaust from the engine.
  • Soot is made up of unburned fuel, carbon, and other solid materia.
  • Diesel Particulate Filter

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