Tips for checking truck tire pressure

There are some interesting tips for checking truck tire pressure. Every person that deals with tires is always talking about how important it is to pay attention to things like tire pressure to improve your car and get the most out if it. Tires should be one of the top priorities for drivers.

Key Takeaways:

  • Visibly inspecting tires and checking tire pressures are recommended on a regular basis.
  • Never adjust tire pressure based checking a hot tire just coming off the highway.
  • Regardless of manufacturer, a stick tire pressure gauge is only accurate to plus or minus (+/-) 3 PSI brand new out of the box.

“Recommended tire pressure is based on the worst-case load the tire will see under real world conditions. Once you know that load, a load/inflation table will advise what is the recommended cold tire inflation pressure.”

http://www.fleetequipmentmag.com/tips-checking-heavy-duty-truck-tire-pressure/

Uber Officially Lost $2.8 Billion In 2016

Uber lost 2.8 billion dollars in the year 2016. There has been a lot of negativity going on lately with the ride sharing company for spying on Lyft drivers as well as a few other things. They are going through a lot of turmoil right now and hopefully they can get back on a positive track and move forward.

Key Takeaways:

  • Uber hasn’t been able to stop plowing through cash, and the ride-hailing company lost $2.8 billion in 2016, excluding its China business.
  • Uber says it’s using generally accepted accounting principles, but Bloomberg claims Uber counts the entire UberPool fare as revenue instead of just the Uber portion of the fare.
  • Business Insider asked Uber for clarification on how entire UberPool fares can be counted towards revenue when it has to pay drivers out of those fares.

“Uber hasn’t been able to stop plowing through cash, and the ride-hailing company lost $2.8 billion in 2016, excluding its China business, according to newly-released numbers published in Bloomberg.”

http://www.lctmag.com/operations/news/721961/uber-officially-lost-2-8-billion-in-2016

Calif. PD Adds More Electric Police Motorcycles

The City of Clovis (Calif.) Police has added two new Zero electric motorcycles to their fleet. Previously the police department had purchased five Zero electric motorcycles in 2014. These motorcycles produce no exhaust and generate no noise. This allows officers to patrol parks, bike paths, shopping centers, and community events in addition to the usual streets.

Calif. PD Adds More Electric Police Motorcycles

Elon Musk Says Tesla Semi To Be Unveiled in September

Elon Musk has confirmed that the long awaited Tesla Class-8 semi truck will be unveiled this September. The new vehicle has been described as an electric big-rig with sports-car-like acceleration. Musk then went on to say that the reveal of the Tesla pickup can be expected in the next 18 to 24 months. With this latest news Tesla’s market valuation continues to increase.

Key Takeaways:

  • Perhaps no individual in recent memory has captured the world’s and the automobile market’s imagination quite like Elon Musk.
  • Musk further elaborated and said that the reveal of the Tesla pickup would come within the next 18 to 24 months.
  • The reveal of the Class-8 truck will likely precede its official production by 12-18 months, if not more.

“Despite all the trash-talk from his detractors, which are many, Tesla’s market valuation continues to go upward, surpassing all rationality, recently surpassing Ford Motor Company and briefly General Motors.”

http://www.trucktrend.com/news/1704-elon-musk-says-tesla-semi-to-be-unveiled-in-september/

2018 Lincoln Navigator Boosts Power, Luxury

The 2018 Lincoln Navigator will enter its fourth generation as a more powerful and lighter-weight luxury SUV with more elegant styling, connectivity, and interior space. With enhance connectivity, the Navigator provides six USB ports, four 12-volt power outlets, and an 110-volt plug. The vehicle hews closely to the styling of the concept shown in New York a year ago without the gullwing doors or staircase. The 2018 Navigator significantly boosts power from the outgoing model, which hasn’t been significantly redesigned in 11 years.

2018 Lincoln Navigator Boosts Power, Luxury

Terror by Truck: It’s Happened Again

Vehicular terrorism is a thing now. It is where someone uses a vehicle to hurt and/or threaten others. They might run the vehicle into people or property. It can lead to deaths or severe damage. This has happened many times. A recent one was at a German Christmas market and many died.

Key Takeaways:

  • An apparent terrorist stole a truckload of beer and crashed it through the front of a Swedish department store killing three.
  • In the hours following the crash no group has yet claimed responsibility.
  • Preventing such attacks entirely is not possible, but there are steps we can all take now to reduce the potential risk.

“I think these small-scale attacks should be a wakeup call for a potentially larger and better organized effort. We are just now starting to tackle the issue of cybersecurity as it relates to our rolling assets.”

http://www.truckinginfo.com/blog/on-the-road/story/2017/04/terror-by-truck-it-s-happened-again.aspx

Q. Can you discuss the pros and cons between passive and real-time GPS?

There are two kinds of GPS and you might not know which to use. One is passive and one is in real time. The real time one shows where you are now and the other is more of a map. The one you use depends on what you want to do. Both have their pros and cons.

Key Takeaways:

  • How familiar are you with the pros and cons of passive GPS and active GPS?
  • Passive GPS doesn’t track a vehicle in real time – it stores information which is downloaded when the vehicle is returned to the office.
  • Active GPS transmits data instantly, allowing for real-time tracking.

“Passive GPS only allows for the identification of problems after the fact, and is of no help if the vehicle is lost or stolen.”

http://www.government-fleet.com/blog/public-fleet-tracking-and-telematics/story/2017/04/q-can-you-discuss-the-pros-and-cons-between-passive-and-real-time-gps.aspx

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