Tire Casings 101

January 17, 2018By LisaBlog

Tires are one of the top three costs for a trucking fleet. That means you’ll want to get the most miles out of each tire. One way to do that is to understand the anatomy of tires.  In addition, you should know the crucial role tire casings play in a tire’s longevity. Quality tire casings … Read More

The Top 5 Customer Accommodations Every Shop Should Provide

January 11, 2018By LisaBlog

Many business owners focus on the tools and work area when setting up a heavy-duty repair shop. However, taking care of your customers is the ultimate priority. Providing customer accommodations for their convenience and comfort is just as important as equipping your work space. There are a number of things you can provide to keep … Read More

The Top 4 Ways to Negotiate Better Deals on Parts

January 5, 2018By LisaBlog

Keeping costs down is essential for any heavy duty repair shop. Considering parts play an essential role in what you charge your clients, that’s a cost you need to minimize. Buying in bulk is one way to do that. It’s also useful to know how to negotiate better parts prices. Start the process with knowing … Read More

Getting Work Done When the Internet Is Down

December 28, 2017By LisaBlog

We’ve all experienced it. You’re busily working on your computer when everything screeches to a halt. The browser window takes forever to load up and, when it does, you get an error message. If using cloud-based software, maybe it won’t save information or let you navigate to other areas of the program. It might take … Read More

Collecting Cash: How to Collect Accounts Receivable in 10 Steps

December 22, 2017By JacobBlog

How much cash do you have sitting in accounts receivable? What if you suddenly had that in your bank account? It would be a day to celebrate! As awesome as it is to get a big check from a slow-paying customer, imagine if that customer consistently paid on time? The reality is that most heavy duty shops … Read More

Heavy Duty Tools: The Right Semi Truck Tools For The Job

December 20, 2017By LisaBlog

When you start a diesel repair shop one of the first things you’ll need to do is make sure you have the right heavy duty tools. After all, you can’t do the job without the right truck tools. The best advice is to resist immediately buying everything you think you need. Take it slow, start … Read More

Top 10 Gifts For A Technician

December 7, 2017By LisaBlog

The perfect present is one that is useful. Diesel techs are hard to buy for, however. It is difficult to come up with gift ideas that are unique and practical at the same time. If you’re stumped about what to get the diesel tech in your life (for birthday, Christmas, work anniversary), take this handy … Read More

Customer Satisfaction

November 30, 2017By LisaBlog

Most people have heard the saying, “The customer is always right.” But that’s an outdated axiom that doesn’t work in the modern business world. It used to be thought of as a motto that would promote good customer service from employees and lead to customer satisfaction. These days, it is more likely to cause headaches all … Read More

Why Electronic Logging Device (ELD) is the Best Bet for Truckers and Carriers

November 24, 2017By LisaBlog

As with most industries, technology plays a key role in improving the trucking and transport business. Leaderboards and shop management software are just two examples. Newer, advanced tools offer huge help for both the carriers and drivers alike, as well. For example, an ELD (Electronic Logging Device) helps cut risks and improve efficiency in the … Read More

DVIR: 3-Step Approach to Compliance for your Fleet

November 16, 2017By sharonBlog

Safety Safety is a top priority for any transport fleet. Even though each organization can have its own fleet procedures, DVIR compliance guarantees that a standard of safety is followed by all fleets. DVIR Reports Driver Vehicle Inspection Reports (DVIR) are required by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT). These reports ensure security and safety for both fleet and driver. … Read More