Trucking industry regulations change regularly and it’s important to stay on top of the latest news. Continue reading “Department of Transportation – State & Federal | Arrow Truck Sales”
The Facts of Buying a Used Truck
There are plenty of articles and blogs on the internet today that talk about the financial advantages of buying a used versus new heavy duty truck. Used equipment has a lower purchase cost, no F.E.T. tax, lower total depreciation cost, and higher insurance rates. For some, buying a new $100k plus vehicle is simply not affordable and buying used is definitely a worthwhile consideration. However, those buyers must set proper and realist expectations. So here are some honest facts regarding buying used equipment. Continue reading “The Facts of Buying a Used Semi Truck | Arrow Truck Sales”
Hurricane season in the United States Atlantic and Gulf coasts generally begin in June and ends around November. If you must drive your truck in states in the Eastern U.S. or along the Gulf Coast, be aware of hurricane-related dangers during and after storms.
Here’s what truckers should know about hurricane safety. Continue reading “Important Hurricane Safety Tips for Truckers”
Wildfires are raging in California, Oregon, and Washington State. Last year, fires ravaged portions of Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Wildfires pose a serious hazard to professional truckers who must travel in fire-prone areas. Stay safe when driving your rig in wildfire conditions by following these five best practices. Continue reading “5 Best Practices When Driving Your Rig in Wildfire Zones”
Every day, professional truck drivers are tasked with hauling a wide variety of goods and materials throughout the country. These goods run the gamut from raw and unfinished materials to produce, appliances, electronics, livestock, machinery, and motorized vehicles. Nearly every product used by the average public has been entrusted in the careful hands of a long-haul trucker at some point. Continue reading “What It Takes to Be a Hazmat-Certified Driver”
As a long-haul trucker, it pays to be prepared for just about anything that happens on the open road. Whether you find yourself stranded by the side of the road or at a truck stop, you want to have the tools necessary to get your truck back on the road. Here are a few tools that should be a mainstay in your rig. Continue reading “12 Tools No Trucker Should Be Without”
For commuters, toll roads can be a daily irritation and costly inconvience. For long-haul truckers, however, toll roads can significantly shift profit margins, especially for inexperienced owner-operators who are not yet familiar with best practices for calculating and dealing with toll costs.
The National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) most recent report on tolling showed that more than half of the United States — 33 states total, reaching from Alaska to Florida — have active tolling facilities. Another 9 states, including Oregon, New Mexico, and Tennessee have laws that authorize tolling despite having no current facilities. Continue reading “How to Prevent Toll Costs From Taking a Toll”
Kansas City, MO (June, 2018) Arrow Truck Sales, Inc., a leading retailer of used trucks across North America, announced the relocation of their Cincinnati, OH retail sales office to 11920 Mosteller Road, Sharonville, OH. This new facility, conveniently located near the intersections of I-75 and I-275, will be shared by Arrow’s long-time business partner TNT Services. The new location provides customers with semi-trucks and trailers easy access via four-lane thoroughfares and is located at Exit 44 on I-275, then just north on Mosteller Road.
“Arrow has been proudly serving the Cincinnati and surrounding areas since 1989,” said Chad Fine, Arrow’s Branch Manager since 2009. “We’ve built a solid reputation and lasting relationships with a wide base of customers.” Mr. Fine stated that he and his team are excited that the new facility will give their customers an opportunity to visit the ample, well-lighted lot and inspect a wide variety of available inventory at a modern, upgraded facility. Continue reading “Arrow Truck Sales Relocates in Cincinnati”
Truck driving offers a consistent income throughout the entire year, regardless of the weather. Most new truck drivers know to expect difficulties as they take to the road during the winter. However, just because summer doesn’t threaten black ice and blizzards doesn’t mean that summer driving doesn’t require specific precautions.
As you anticipate summer long hauls, you should take steps to ensure that you and your truck are prepared for the challenges of extreme heat and unforgiving direct sunlight for every mile of your route.
In this blog, we discuss the fundamental steps you can take to ensure that you weather your first summer as a truck driver — and every future summer as well — with as few issues as possible. Continue reading “How to Prepare for Your First Summer as a Truck Driver”
If you own or work for a new or small trucking company, you know that the loading dock is where business often gets done. It’s the spot where the transfer of goods takes place, so the dock is the location where you meet your commitment to customers. Continue reading “5 Ways to Deal With Dock Business”