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Used trucks and where to find them

Posted in truck brake inspection, truck registration, Uncategorized, used semi truck, used tractor trailer, used trucks with tags , , , on April 11, 2010 by safety1

There are many different factors we look for when looking to buy used trucks. Here is an overview of some of the features of different brands.

DAF’s reputation has been built around the performance and fuel efficiency of its engines – and the new CF Series is a prime example of our dedication to improving performance. The CF Series has three engine variants, depending on the application.

The Iveco Daily is born out of extensive research and development with professionals who speak the same language: on one hand, the demands of a customer seeking reliability, versatility and productivity; on the other, know-how and experience amassed by Iveco in the field of commercial and industrial vehicles. Thanks to a chassis frame, its adaptability to suit a wide range of applications and bodywork, not to mention powerful turbodiesel engines which are both flexible and economical, the Iveco Daily is the preferred light commercial vehicle amongst professionals in the transport world (both goods and people transport).

The MAN TGM stands out with tonnages between 13 and 26 t and engines from 240 to 326 HP. As a member of the TG family, it offers economic and reliable transport solutions for all tasks in local or long-distance traffic as well as on the building site. It is energy-efficient yet still powerful. Economic Euro 4 Common Rail engines guarantee pure power with their six cylinders and 240, 280 or 326 HP. The light and maintenance-free MAN PM-KAT® with cooled Exhaust Gas Recirulation (EGR) fulfils the Euro 4 emission standard and operates without any additive. Designed for a high loading capacity and simultaneously a large volume.

New Mercedes-Benz Actros sets news standards in heavy-duty-truck segment thanks to raft of optimisation measuresMercedes PowerShift 2: the first 12-speed automatic transmission to be fitted as standard in a heavy-duty truck Successful Actros model has been further enhanced in terms of cost-effectiveness, comfort, safety and design More than three dozen major or minor interior and exterior enhancements set new standards in long-distance haulage BlueTec engines a success in some 100,000 vehicles, having already cut CO2 emissions by around 700,000 tonnes Special Economy, Comfort and Safety Packs available for the new Actros

New Renault Midlum (7.5 – 18 tonnes) is the vehicle dedicated to urban distribution and local services. Compact, very manoeuvrable and with unrivalled performance, it offers the best productivity with a relaxed and pleasant experience for the driver. Exemplary handling with the narrowest cab on the market (2.10 metres wide), a short turning radius of 7,220 mm (wheelbase 3,800 mm) and reduced overhang. New driving position unique to the market with gear lever and park brake at dashboard level for unequalled driver comfort and perfectly adapted to the world of distribution. New functional and ergonomic dashboard with digital speed display centred with the rev counter, exclusive to Renault Trucks. Access Concept makes frequent cab entry and exit easier and safer with the door opening to 90º and anti-slip steps. New engine generation: DXi5 at 160, 190 and 220 hp or DXi7 at 240 and 280 hp. Engines offering more power and torque. Up to 5% reduction on fuel consumption

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You can check truck brakes,Now easily

Posted in dot out of service, truck brake adjustment, truck brake inspection, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on January 14, 2010 by safety1
truck brake adjustment

truck brake adjustment

There is a great little tool that is on the market. Maybe a little pricey but it is worth having on your truck It can pay for itself, saving you, from one ticket.

Simply put, these easy to install brake adjuster indicators tell you within a minute wheather your brakes are out of Service.

What did you say: You do not need this because you have automatic self adjusting slacks. Well I hate to break the news to you but automatic slacks can fail and be out of adjustment like manuel slack adjusters.

Most drivers probably do not know that. The DOT FMCSA Regulations require vehicles to be equipped with brake adjustment indicators that conform to the requirements of Federal Commercial Vehicle Standard 121.

This indicator meets that requirement!
and you can get a discount on ordering
for your fleet.

The DOT is not going away anytime soon, and neither is out of service violation. So why worry about out of service ticket when this little item can keep you out of trouble and safe at the same time.

This also gives you something to go by.If the DOT is ins question about your brake adjustment you can show them quickly the distance that the rod moves just by putting on the parking brake.

So it does not hurt to have a little defense in your favor.

For More
information on how to get a discount on this Brake Inspection Guide.