One only has to take a look at the fuel prices these days to realize we need more fuel efficient cars in our own households. Indeed, I have one of those huge motor coaches and generally I use it so very little as opposed to previous years, strictly due to my adverse view on paying more at the pump. I guess in this case like many Americans I am voting with my dollar. High gasoline and diesel prices take a huge toll on our economy, so what’s the solution? Well, if you think hybrid vehicles is it, you’d be wrong, as those vehicles cost so much more due to the fact that they have dual systems, plus they are more complicated and often maintenance challenges too. Lighter materials seem to be one of the most obvious answers, lighter weight means less fuel to motivate down the highway. However, there are challenges too with all these new materials. For instance, many of the carbon composites give off toxic gases when they catch on fire, that’s a scary thought – of course there are other challenges as well. If the cars and trucks are too light, they will get blown around on …
Trucking is one of the riskiest job profile, as getting into accidents and obtaining injuries is very easy on the road. Driving a commercial truck, however, is even riskier. This is because commercial trucks can be loaded with fragile items which must not be damaged at all.
Drivers who drive commercial trucks, from big rigs to heavy haulers, must be aware of a few very important tips that can help them avoid any road accidents and stay safe. These tips include some very simple things that can ensure their and their vehicle’s safety.
Here are 10 ways to stay safe on the road while driving a commercial truck:
1. Keep Yourself On the Alert
While driving a commercial truck, it is important to know what is going around you. This includes the road activities and vehicles in front as well as behind your big rig. This is important so that you can take appropriate routes to avoid getting stuck in traffic.
One way of staying alert is to be well rested so that fatigue and heavy eyes do not affect you.
2. Beware of Traffic
Being stuck in traffic doesn’t do much good for vehicles, especially for large commercial vehicles. …
Dealing with your old current car is just as much of a process as buying a new vehicle. There are many factors in play including financial situation, the age and condition of your old vehicle, as well as other external factors such as location and demand. Regardless of these factors, a used vehicle, running or not, has value that can be cashed in.
The first thing to do when trying to sell your old vehicle is to access condition and price. Before even weighing the options of places to sell the vehicle, you firstly have to have a rough idea of the cars value. One of the best places to get an idea of what a car is valued at is through the internet. Some autotrader websites get thousands of listing per week. Which means they have lots of helpful data on listing prices, and sale prices of used cars. Using these car listing sites can help mightily with understanding what your car is worth, without the fear of being scammed.
But there is one hang up with using those sites. Majority of the time those stats you see are only for running vehicles, and not junk cars. Cars with …