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The Importance of Trailer Maintenance

As an owner-operator of a trucking business or a fleet manager, keeping your trailers in top condition helps to protect your drivers and your investment in the company. 

Here are some tips from J&R Truck Service, the leading trailer repair Dallas, to keep your engines - and trailers running smoothly.

Inspect Your Brake System - A failing brake system on your truck or trailer puts everyone on the roads at risk. Regular inspections help to ensure that all components of your brakes are working correctly, so you can drive with more confidence.

Trailer Lights - The lights on your rig help you to communicate with other drivers your next move.

To ensure the safety of all motorists on the road, check your headlights, running lights, emergency flashers, tail lights, turn signals, and brake lights to be sure they are in good working order.

Electrical System - The electrical system in your rig and trailer plays a significant role in keeping your truck and trailer moving forward.

Doing periodic…
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The Parking Lot Striping Process

Maintaining a safe and secure parking lot should always be at the top of mind for commercial real estate owners who operate or manage lots as part of their business model. 

Many factors come into play when providing a safe parking lot for clients and customers. Poor lighting, potholes, faded striping, cracks, and other surface damages can all result in potential liabilities if someone gets injured on your property.

Additionally, ensuring that your parking lot meets the American with Disabilities Act helps to prevent possible litigation for not meeting these requirements.

The Lot Striping Process

When you decide that it's time to stripe your parking lot, knowing what goes into the process helps you plan for the project.

It's important to note that anytime you're planning on doing parking lot maintenance, parking spaces get taken out of use. Depending on the nature of your business, this could impact parking space available for customers, employees, visitors, residents, or…

Common Commercial Trailer Repairs

As an independent truck driver or a fleet manager, your rigs keep your trucking business running smoothly. With deadlines to meet, virtually any roadside emergency is going to take you off schedule. For this reason, having a reliable commercial trailer repair service when you need them is a wise investment in your business operations. 

Commercial trucks have to work harder to haul heavy loads and navigate steep hills and ride on long stretches of challenging roads. When you're in the middle of a run, breaking down because of missed maintenance makes very little sense.

To help you stay on the road safely, here are some of the most common trailer repairs.

Exterior Trailer Issues - When you spend a great deal of time driving a truck, it can be difficult to avoid having your trailer damaged by flying debris. A skilled trailer repair technician can evaluate any damages to the exterior of your trailer. After determining the level of damage, the technician can give you an accurate estima…

Improve the Fuel Efficiency of Your Rig

No matter if you are an independent truck driver or you manage a fleet of big rigs, it's essential to manage and maintain your trucks for maximum efficiency. Outside of regular maintenance or unexpected repairs, one of the most changeable expenses of driving a semi-truck is fuel costs. 

Taking steps to increase fuel efficiency helps you drive further without having to raise your fuel budget significantly. Here are some tips for improving your overall mileage per gallon.

Establish Routes With Lighter Traffic

Anytime you can avoid routes with heavy or lots of stop and go traffic, your truck runs more efficiently. If possible, plan your route ahead of time. By doing so, you can arrange to leave at a better time to avoid rush hour traffic in the morning, at noon, and in the evening.

The use of GPS and mapping systems can prove helpful in finding the quickest or shortest driving routes. If live traffic reports are enabled, you have a heads up that delays may be possible as a result o…

Choosing a Building Demolition Contractor

When you watch a planned demolition project, structures seem to topple nearly effortlessly. Despite the ease of which these buildings appear to fall, it takes a considerable amount of preparation and planning to ensure the safe destruction of any structure.

Contact An Experienced Demolition Company

To ensure that your building demolition project goes smoothly, it is always a wise decision to seek the help of an experienced demolition company.

By doing so, you leave all of the intricate details of razing a building or property to specialists who understand the demolition process. To ensure that every detail gets handled correctly, they assess the property to provide a detailed proposal that outlines everything included in the demolition.

Items likely contained in the proposal include the project timeline, expenses, and costs for labor, materials, equipment, permits, and the disposal of potentially hazardous substances.

To avoid misunderstandings, you'll want to be sure that you an…