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Top Ways to Improve Heavy Truck Fuel Economy

Improving fuel economy is one of the most effective ways in the trucking industry to improve profit margins and reduce environmental footprints. The heavy truck dealers in Calgary at RJames Western Star know how important fuel economy is to our clients, which is why we have put together the following four ways to improve heavy truck fuel economy. 1. Reducing weight Fuel consumption directly correlates to vehicle weight, as heavy trucks need more fuel to accelerate and go uphill. There are many opportunities for reducing the weight of a truck and thereby improving its fuel economy. Lightweight components can drastically…

Trailer Accessories for Improving Fuel Economy

Fuel costs are only second to labour costs for any trucking fleet, which means that rising and volatile fuel prices can become a significant cause for concern. One effective way to save on the cost of fuel is by improving the fuel efficiency of trailers. At RJames Management Group Ltd., we carry quality trailers, including logging trailer and lowbed trailers, in Calgary, Red Deer, Kelowna, Chilliwack, and Kamloops. Here are our top suggestions for trailer accessories that can help improve fleet fuel economy. Side skirts Side skirts are another effective way of reducing the air turbulence and drag experienced by…

How to choose heavy truck parts in BC and Alberta

Whether you own your own truck or you’re in charge of a whole fleet of heavy trucks, when it comes to finding new parts for your vehicles, limiting your downtime is key. In the trucking industry, time is money. Every minute that your truck is out of commission, you lose earnings that could have been made. That’s why having a plan in place to deal with getting new parts for your heavy trucks is essential. At RJames Management Group Ltd., we know that finding aftermarket heavy truck parts in BC and Alberta can at times be confusing. Do you need…

Your Checklist for Buying Used Heavy Trucks in Chilliwack

There are many reasons why buying a used heavy truck could be ideal for your business needs. It's a great way to save some money on a quality vehicle. To help you find reliable used heavy trucks in Chilliwack, the team at RJames Fleet Services has put together a checklist of everything you should consider before investing in a used truck. - Check the engine After checking the oil you should take a closer look at the engine of a used heavy truck in Chilliwack. First, you'll want to examine the outer surface of the engine. Heavy grease and oil…

Big Trucks, Big Impact: 5 Facts About Heavy Trucks in Canada

Truck drivers play a huge role in the economy. They are responsible for covering great distances and transporting a large amount of industrial and consumer goods. Whether you are in the industry or know someone who is, it is no question that the long hours truck drivers spend behind the wheel of a heavy truck are difficult but important. Ever wonder how those trucks run? Read below and contact the team at RJames Management Group Ltd. We specialize in sales and service of heavy trucks in Chilliwack, Kamloops, and Kelowna. Get the Facts: Trucking in Canada Wonder how much of…