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Roadside Inspections - Be Prepared

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Every driver knows he or she is supposed to complete the required Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrations pre- and post-trip inspection. These inspections are designed to ensure trucks are in safe operating condition. Even though drivers routinely perform these inspections, it doesn’t hurt to have a little refresher on exactly what’s involved. FMCSA has a seven-point checklist for inspections. It includes the following. Vehicle overview: Check the truck’s general condition. Engine compartment: Check fluid levels including engine oil, coolant, transmission fluid. Check hoses, belts, wires, batteries and electrical connections. Inside the cab: Check all gauges and controls. Lights: Check low-beam headlights, four-way flashers...

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The Role of GVWR and GCWR in Spec'ing Work Trucks

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FROM TRUCKINGINFO.COM, BY BOB RAYBUCK   GVWR and gross vehicle weight are often thought to be the same – but they aren’t. A truck’s GVWR, or gross vehicle weight rating, is the maximum weight rating established by the chassis manufacturer. GVW, on the other hand, is the total weight of the truck and payload at a point in time. There’s a common misconception that a truck’s GVWR is determined by adding gross axle weight ratings (GAWRs) together for all axles. Although this was a common way of calculating GVWR many years ago, it’s no longer an accurate method. The chassis manufacturer’s...

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Next stop, Japan!

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After competing in the North American I1 Grand Prix Technical Competition Josh Zaragoza, of Truck Enterprises in Manassas, VA has made it into the top three Isuzu Technicians in the Nation! We are very proud of him, as the competition was extremely challenging!  Now that Josh is in the top three, he will be attending three weeks of training before heading to Japan in November to compete against Isuzu technicians from around the world! We're extremely proud of Josh and are excited for his trip to Japan.

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Bryant Receives Kenworth Master Technician Status!

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Walter Bryant, of Truck Enterprises in Harrisonburg, VA, recently became the 55th Kenworth Master Technician in the country! To Celebrate his Amazing achievement, Truck Enterprises, Inc., hosted a company luncheon, where General Manager - Edgar Miller, Service manager - Sean Boyd, and our Kenworth District Service Manager, Jim Johnston, presented Walter with a commemorative plaque. Congratulations, Walter!

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Manager's Special - ANTIFREEZE - Roanoke

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55 Gallon Drum for $275 (while supplies last)

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