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Suspension Problems and Steering 

Suspension problems are common when you drive thousands of miles across America’s highways and byways inside of a big rig. At J&A Fleet Maintenance, we want you to be aware of them so you can catch them early before costly repairs or dangerous scenarios while traveling. Here are some things to keep in mind that …

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Emergencies That Can Occur With Your Truck and How to Respond

It’s that time of year when traffic is picking up and the weather is getting worse. This can be particularly difficult on the people who make our nation move: truck drivers. Let’s look briefly at what truckers can do when encountering after-hours emergencies.  1. Keep a well-stocked emergency kit in your truck Being prepared for …

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Semi-Truck Electrical Problems

Electrical problems can happen to a semi-truck at any point, but it’s more likely when the rig is aging or hasn’t had the proper maintenance over time. At J&A Fleet Maintenance, we never want to see you sidelined by an electrical issue, and that’s one of the many areas where we can help. Here are …

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4 Facts About Class 8 Trucks Every Fleet Manager Should Know

Class 8 trucks are the largest and heaviest trucks on the road. They are typically used for commercial purposes, such as hauling freight or large loads.  If you’re a fleet manager, it’s important to know everything about these trucks so that you can make the best decisions for your business. Here are some things about …

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7 Biggest Challenges When Parking Your Heavy-Duty Truck

Parking a heavy-duty truck can be a challenge, even for the most experienced drivers. There are many things to consider when trying to find the perfect spot to park your rig.  Environmental factors, other motorists and people, and geometry all play a role. In this blog post, we will be looking at the seven biggest …

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What Does the Inflation Reduction Act Mean for Trucking?

The recently passed Inflation Reduction Act could have a big impact on the trucking industry. That’s largely because the legislation championed by Senate and House Democrats places a bigger focus on zero emissions and the push toward electric vehicles.  With legislation of such scope, it can be confusing to understand what all is in the …

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6 Reasons Truck Crashes and Fatalities Are Trending Up in 2022

It’s no secret that truck crashes and fatalities have been on the rise in recent years. In fact, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there were 4,761 large trucks and buses involved in fatal crashes in the United States in 2018 alone—a 9% increase from the year before.  And, unfortunately, it looks …

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4 Signs That Your Semi-Truck’s Transmission is Going Out

If you manage a fleet of semi-trucks, then you know that repairs can be a major drain on your resources. One of the most expensive repairs that a truck can need is a transmission replacement. A new transmission can cost upwards of $10,000, so catching problems early is important. In this blog post, we will …

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