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A few small changes could equal big fuel savings; learn more today!

How can I get better fuel economy in my semi?

In order for any business to be profitable, it has to keep costs under control. As this principle applies to the transportation industry, owner/operators need to keep a close eye on fuel costs. If someone isn’t constantly asking themselves, ‘How can I get better fuel economy in my semi,’ their trucking business won’t be long for this world. A few of the product experts working at Patriot Truck Sales have reached out to some of their long-time customers and other industry contacts to help new owner/operators make better choices while they’re on the road to save as much fuel as possible. Hopefully, some of these tips will help you shave a few dollars off of your next fuel stop. Read the rest of this entry >>

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Talk radio comes into the 21st century with podcasts

Podcasts for long-haul truck drivers

Technology has changed the way we live our lives. Just look at the way modern trucking companies operate, for crying out loud. What was once constantly out-of-date atlases and maps that were hard fold, owner/operators can get up-to-the-second traffic alerts and detour information on their phones. In fact, there are very few trucking functions that can’t be done on a smartphone. Naturally, this has also extended to how drivers can pass the time while they’re chewing up the miles. It seems like everyone is listening to podcasts and it’s got to be better than listening to the radio. But are there any podcasts for long-haul truck drivers that might make us all better drivers? As it turns out, yes, there are. Read the rest of this entry >>