Getting the Truck Washed at Blue Beacon in Jerome, Idaho [Video]

The truck was long overdue for a bath. If you watched the Pre-Trip Inspection or Fueling at the Petro videos, you probably noticed that the truck was filthy in those videos. During the long haul drive from Dallas, Texas to Camas, Washington, I stopped at the Blue Beacon Truck Wash in Jerome, Idaho to get this much needed wash. I got the whole treatment; exterior wash, engine degrease, under-carriage rinse and RainX treatment. I … [Read more...]

Fueling at Petro in Laramie, Wyoming [Video]

Fueling operations happen almost every day out on the road. This is an example of a fueling operation at the Petro in Laramie, Wyoming recently. I hope you enjoy this video; I recommend viewing it in full screen mode. https://youtu.be/lfg3XY4iTY8 If you enjoyed this video and would like to see more like it from across the United States, be sure to subscribe to my¬†YouTube channel. Also, please share this¬†post or video with … [Read more...]

The Pre-Trip Inspection – A Daily Routine [Video]

At the beginning of each driving day, I perform a pre-trip inspection of both my tractor and trailer. In addition to a visual inspection of the air lines, power pigtail, and tires, I check to ensure that the kingpin and trailer tandem handles have not been pulled by anyone. I check the coolant, oil, and washer fluid levels and add as needed. Not shown in this video is checking tire pressure. Doing this while the tires are cold … [Read more...]