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. 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...]