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Topic: Trucking Info

How to Prepare for Accidents for Your Trucking Company
Practice, prevention, and preparation. Those three words can be applied as a solution to almost anything in life and especially in relation to a trucking company. What are some ways that being prepared can pay off for your trucking company? There are probably thousands but today we’re going go over insurance, accidents, and roadside assistance. They all go hand-in-hand and if you’re not properly prepared for one, they can lead to damaging impacts on your trucking company.
July 22, 2019
diesel fuel
Fuel – it’s the juice that keeps trucks running. If you’re going to haul money-making loads to keep your trucking company successful, you need diesel fuel to get you from origin to destination. It’s a simple equation, but have you ever stopped to wonder the details of diesel fuel? Have you thought about the weight of diesel fuel? What about the fuel weight of a full tank of diesel? Does diesel weigh more depending on the outside temperature? How does that weight of diesel fuel impact your truck weight, especially when it’s time to hit the scale? Don’t you worry, we have answers to those questions and more.
July 1, 2019
Brake Safety Week
Do you know if your brake system would pass inspection? If you plan on being on the road the week of September 16 – 22, 2018, you won’t want to find out the hard way! That’s when the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) Brake Safety Week is.
September 10, 2018
Weigh my truck
Once upon a time, getting your truck weighed was tedious work. As a trucker, whether running a trucking company or working as an owner-operator, you must comply with maximum weight restrictions. And that’s when you refuel, too. Your truck still must meet those weight restrictions even with a full tank.
August 30, 2018
TA Truck Service
Truck maintenance, specifically truck repairs, takes a huge chunk out of a trucking company’s annual budget. Next to fuel and purchasing a truck, it is the costliest aspect of running a trucking business. Repairs and maintenance swallow up about 10 percent of overall expenses, according to Truck Driver Institute. We’re talking about 12 cents per mile and $15,000 annually for airline/hoses, alternators, wiring, and brakes.
June 29, 2018
Blockchain
What is Blockchain Technology and How Will it Impact the Trucking Industry? The new buzz word in transportation industry technology might put many truckers and trucking companies in a cloudy state of confusion. What exactly is a blockchain? And how…
December 29, 2017
ELDS
ELDs are Here to Stay, So Just Get Compliant Back in 1988, athletic sportswear powerhouse Nike coined a catch-phrase that we still remember today – “Just Do It.” Here at TCS Fuel, we’d like to offer a variation on that…
November 15, 2017
Women in Trucking
Accelerate! Conference & Expo 2017 TransConnect Services (TCS) is attending the third annual Accelerate! Conference & Expo, hosted by the Women In Trucking Association (WIT). We couldn’t be more excited! We’ve been long-time supporters of WIT and recently became partners….
October 16, 2017
national truck driver appreciation
Truckers Deserve Love During National Truck Driver Appreciation Week Thank a truck driver. Better yet, let’s set aside an entire week to show our love for truck drivers, men and women who deliver goods and services that make our world…
September 7, 2017
properly secure your truck cargo
Know How to Properly Secure Your Truck Cargo: Here’s How! Ever found yourself behind a truck in the middle of a fast-paced, packed highway and you notice the truck’s cargo looks like it could be insecure? Think about it for…
August 14, 2017