Towing & Auto Transport News

How To Buy And Maintain Wire Rope For Your Tow Truck

Feb 14th 2019

How To Buy And Maintain Wire Rope For Your Tow Truck
Wire rope is the lifeline of your tow truck. We’ll help you understand the terminology, construction and ratings of wire rope. We’ll also give you advice on what type of rope to buy, how to attach it to a hook without losing towing capacity, how to inspect and maintain it, how to prevent damage, and how to tell when it’s time to replace it. We’ll also give the pros and cons of synthetic versus wire ropeIS WIRE ROPE THE SAME AS CABLE?“Wire rope,” “line,” “rope” or “wire” are the only correct ways
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Can You See Me Now? Choosing the Right Hi-Vis Outerwear

Feb 14th 2019

Can You See Me Now? Choosing the Right Hi-Vis Outerwear
Working on the road is a dangerous business, and most often the only thing protecting you from passing motorists is your high-visibility clothing. The sooner drivers can spot you, the safer your job is. The U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration requires that anyone working on or near a federal highway wear high-visibility clothing that meets or exceeds the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards, and all states have similar laws. ANSI Ratings for Reflec
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Jump With Joy, When Your Car Won't Start? You will, With This!

Posted by East Coast Truck & Trailer Sales on Aug 21st 2018

What do you do when your car or truck won't start because if a dead battery? If you're super-rich, you might have answered - buy a new car or truck! If you're not going to buy a new car or truck every time this happens, then you are probably just going to get a jump start.Here's the thing. What if there isn't another motorist around to give you that all-important jump start? What if you can't reach AAA or a professional towing service? It's a scary thought, isn't it?Well not anymore. Now you can
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Toyo introduces long haul drive and trailer tires designed for fuel efficiency

Posted by Article Courtesy of Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. on Aug 8th 2018

Toyo introduces long haul drive and trailer tires designed for fuel efficiency
Both tires feature low-rolling resistance tread compounds and are EPA SmartWay verified.Toyo Tire U.S.A. Corp. launched two fuel-efficient super singles, the NanoenergyM675 long haul drive tire and the NanoenergyM175 long haul trailer tire. Both products feature new low-rolling resistance tread compounds and are EPA SmartWay verified.The M175 and M675 super singles feature proprietary Nano Balance Technology which contributes to more precisely arranged molecules in the tread compound of the tire
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Keep Driver Cool with the NITE® No-idle system

Posted by East Coast Truck & Trailer on Jun 19th 2018

As we enter summer time with day after day of scorching heat in some parts of the country, I think about drivers and how glad I am that the industry has come up with a variety of solutions to help keep them cool during their non-driving hours. But are we providing enough of these tools for those drivers who are delivering all the goods we need and want?To start with there are some pretty basic things that can be done starting when the vehicle is spec’d and continuing through driving and parking
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