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Semi Truck Repairs 101: Top 5 Things You Should Learn

Whether you just earned your CDL or you’re a seasoned long haul trucker, there are some important things every driver should know about semi truck repairs. Regular maintenance can help reduce wear and tear on your engine, saving time and money. To get started here are...

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Semi Truck Repair Shop: Top 3 Things You Must Know

Keeping your truck engine maintained is crucial to ensuring you meet your delivery deadlines. Regular maintenance will help keep your engine running smoothly, reduce the expenses of costly repairs, and help you avoid being stuck on the side of the highway. However,...

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Here’s What Truck Repair Shops Don’t Tell You

Diesel mechanics are highly knowledgeable and have a lot of valuable information that could save you time and money. Sadly, many truck repair shops are focused solely on making a profit and not helping their customers. At J & W Mechanical Fleet Services, we...

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Heavy Duty Truck Clutches: Maintenance and Operation Tips

In order to achieve the maximum service life on your clutch components, it is imperative that you perform regular clutch and brake maintenance on all of your heavy duty trucks. Heavy truck clutches need to be properly adjusted at all times and working just as the...

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Where to Go for Heavy Truck Repair in Calgary

If you are in need of heavy truck repair in Calgary, then your first stop should be J&W Mechanical Fleet Services. Today, we will explain what it is we do and how we can get your commercial trucks back on the road quickly and efficiently. Who We Are We are a...

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The Best Truck Service Shops Offer These Things

If you are a small or even a larger business, then you know how frustrating it can be when one or more of your trucks are experiencing problems and require repairs to get them back on the road and you back in business. So, as you look for a service shop, you will find...

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Tractor Repairs and Restoration: What To Expect

If you are about to go through any kind of tractor repairs or restoration, then you probably have your own set of questions to ask because you are unclear about what to expect. This can be a big job and can prove to be costly, so you want to avoid as many mistakes as...

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Stopping Into The Future: The Evolution of Braking

As vehicles have evolved and improved throughout the decades, so have their braking systems. Modern trucks and trailers include complex systems designed to help you stop better and sooner than ever before while increasing longevity on system components. A Calgary...

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The Importance of Trailer Safety

I have witnessed many things during my career in the transportation industry. There’s one thing I see more often than anything else, however, and that’s trailers in poor operating condition, which can be combated with a truck service shop. Often, especially in larger...

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What Is a Commerical Vehicle Inspection?

In Canada, the National Safety Code requires that all commercially registered vehicles complete an annual inspection or Commercial Vehicle Inspection Program (CVIP inspections). When the inspection is complete and all required repair work has been finished the vehicle...

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Extend Your Engine Life By Cleaning Your Engine Once a Year

Today’s engines are like nothing we’ve seen before; fuel efficient, monstrous power, tight tolerances, and packed with more technology than pretty well anything from the ’80s. This means it is more important than ever to know the proper way of cleaning your engine. ...

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Tips for Driving Your Big Trucks in the Winter

If you are a truck driver, there’s a very good chance that you will have to drive through snow at some point. This is never fun when you are behind the wheel of a big rig, as it has the potential to be very dangerous. However, when you are careful and when you...

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What If There Is an Accident?

No one likes to think about getting into an accident when they get behind the wheel. However, the road can be a very dangerous place. Even when you are paying close attention and doing everything right, strange things can happen. You can’t control the other drivers on...

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Troubleshooting the Diesel Engine

When you drive a diesel truck, you can be relatively sure that the engine is going to keep going for as long as the rest of the truck does, as long as you are properly maintaining the vehicle. However, that’s not to say that you won’t occasionally have problems when...

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Top Tips for Taking Care of a Diesel Engine

Diesel engines have many advantages when compared to gas engines. They can improve your fuel economy, and because they are durable they can provide you with a much longer life for the vehicle. They work well, and they are very reliable. However, they do need to have...

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Top Safety Rules for Truck Driving

Driving a truck, whether you are a freelancer or you work for a commercial trailer company, can be a great experience. You are out on the open road, and you are essentially your own boss. It’s a good way to make a living, and it can actually be quite a bit of fun....

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Tips for Backing Up the Big Rig

Driving a big rig is a big responsibility. You are behind the wheel of a massive, heavy vehicle, and you have to be very careful. You need to be confident when you are driving, and that can be a challenge, even for veteran drivers. Those who are fresh out of school...

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How to Become a Truck Driver

Have you always thought it would be nice to get out on the open road and just drive? If this sounds more appealing to you than working in a cubicle or working in a factory, and you’ve decided that you want to become a truck driver, you need to understand what it takes...

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Benefits of Using a Diesel Engine

If you are getting a single truck for your business, or you already own a fleet, then you are probably running those vehicles on diesel fuel. Vehicles that have a diesel engine have a number of advantages and benefits that make them an ideal choice. Let’s look at some...

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Do Not Try a Heavy Truck Oil Change in Calgary on Your Own

When you have a small fleet of trucks, or a single heavy truck, you might be tempted to do some of the repairs and oil changes on your own. You might feel that it will save time and money, but the reality is that it could cost you quite a bit more in the end. Unless...

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Could Synthetic Oil Offer Benefits for Heavy Trucks?

While many types of automobiles are using synthetic oil, the trucking industry has still been reluctant to use them for a number of different reasons. The most obvious reason is the cost associated with the synthetics. They tend to cost between three and four times as...

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What Should New Truckers Expect

Once you finish trucking school and are ready to start your career, you still have quite a bit to learn. Even though you have the basics down, and you know the techniques of how to drive your truck with the best of them, you will still be learning for some time. The...

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What Happens After an Accident in a Heavy Truck?

Heavy truck drivers spend a lot of time behind the wheel – far more than most other people. This is true whether they are driving a local route or they are traveling across the country or out of the country. You will find a number of rules and regulations that drivers...

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Understanding the Hours of Service Rules in Canada

When your fleet drivers are out on the job and driving long distance, it is extremely important that they follow all of the rules and Canadian regulations. This includes the hours of service regulations. The following is a listing of the important considerations for...

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