There are many guarantees in life. Two commonly quoted ones are death and taxes. A third is that at some point there will be another recession. Whether a recession starts in 6 days, 60 months or 60 years the odds that it will happen are pretty close to guaranteed. In times of economic uncertainty, trucking, like all industries can face unique challenges. However, with some advance strategic planning and careful management, truckers can not only survive but also thrive during a recession.

Let’s explore some practical tips on how truckers can weather the storm.

Fuel costs often represent a significant portion of a trucker’s expenses. Start [...]

In the ever active landscape of Canada’s economy, there’s a silent hero that often goes unnoticed… truckers and for that matter the trucking industry as a whole. While the masses might not give it much thought on a daily basis, the trucking industry plays a key role in keeping Canada moving forward. Let’s look into why the Canadian trucking industry is so vital and how it impacts our daily lives. To get a handle on the significance of the Canadian trucking industry, let’s start with some numbers. With around 400,000 employees and over 50,000 businesses, it’s a powerhouse sector that drives the nation’s commerce.

But perhaps the most eye-opening statistic is the [...]

Have you had your rig’s wheel alignment checked recently? When it comes to ensuring the safety, efficiency and cost effectiveness of a rig (or an entire trucking operation for that matter), there is one often overlooked aspect that holds an significant impact: wheel alignment. The importance of proper wheel alignment for truck drivers goes well beyond mere maintenance considerations… to smart operators, they see it as a strategic decision that impacts everything from safety to expenses.

In this blog post we’ll go over a few of the key and pivotal points that illustrate why wheel alignment needs to be an absolute priority for truck drivers and fleet operators.

Choosing to re-invest your hard earned money back into your heavy truck in the form of ongoing maintenance is smart for many reasons. While financial considerations are definitely one of those reasons (and we are going to dive into deeper into that momentarily) routine maintenance is much bigger than just avoiding unnecessary expenses; it’s also an investment in the safety of the trucker, the other drivers on the road and even pedestrians.

Poorly maintained rigs are a hazard to all. While you need to make sure that your rig receives regular and consistent maintenance in all areas, if there is one area that stands out heads and tails above the [...]

Its that time of the year again. Winter falls away and summer comes to stay! (Well it stays for a little while anyways 😉 Each year when this transition comes, is vital for truck drivers to take a look at certain things on their rigs to ensure that they are in good condition for the seasonal change and warmth it brings. Today we’ll go into some of the maintenance tasks each truck driver and rig operator should think about diving into to help keep your rig running smoothly.

Lets start with your wheels, more specifically your tires. When seasons change (so yes, this will apply in the fall), you need to check your tires [...]

Truck driving is nice and all, but at the end of the day as Jerry Maguire famously said, “show me the money”! (Actually it was Rod Tidwell, played by Cuba Gooding Jr. who said this phrase in the movie, Tom Cruises character only repeated it). So in that spirit, we spent some time and delved into whether people who where considering getting into truck driving could earn not only a good income, but a substantial income. Could a truck driver actually manage to reach the coveted six-figure mark, or $100,000.00 annual dollar income?

And what we found when it came to truck drivers, at least as far as the data we were able to source, the answer is… [...]

Whenever you are dealing with mechanical issues with your Volvo truck (or any truck), time is critical and minutes count because trucks with issues are not trucks that are earning. In this blog post, we will dive into the concept of how Volvo Certified Uptime Dealers can help Volvo drivers largely in part by streamlining the troubleshooting and resolution process to get problems solved quickly.

We will start by saying that not all Volvo dealers are Certified Uptime Dealers. This designation is reserved for dealerships that have met rigorous quality standards, and that have implemented efficient processes to earn this title. The dealership must invest in the necessary infrastructure to accelerate not only the [...]

As a truck driver one of the worst things that can happen is when your rig is down due to a service or technical issue. Rigs that aren’t running, aren’t earning… and thats always a problem. Volvo as a company understands this and places a high priority on ensure that Volvo drivers have access to mechanical assistance Canada wide.

While the team at Gerry’s Truck Centre in London and Woodstock are ready and able to help you with any problem or issue you have with your Volvo rig (or almost any other heavy truck manufacturer), we’re often asked, what happens if your somewhere else in Canada? Will another Volvo dealer [...]

While Gerry’s is a Volvo dealer, it is a misconception that they exclusively service Volvo trucks. In this blog post, we will clarify this misconception and highlight the wide range of heavy truck brands that Gerry’s can expertly service. Additionally, we will explore the extensive coverage provided by the Volvo network for repairs done at Gerry’s, ensuring truckers have access to reliable service centers across North America.

Contrary to popular belief, Gerry’s is equipped to service trucks from various manufacturers, not just Volvo. Step into their service bays on any given day, and you’ll find an assortment of truck brands being serviced by their skilled technicians. While certain manufacturers may have proprietary engine codes specific to their brand, Gerry’s has extensive expertise in all major brands. From engine [...]

When truckers have their rigs serviced at Gerry’s, in either London or Woodstock, a common concern is what happens if an issue arises while they are far away.

In this blog post, we will explore how Gerry’s, as a Volvo dealer, provides warranty coverage for repairs and parts. We’ll also discuss the extensive network of Volvo dealers across North America, ensuring that you are never far from help if and when you need it.One of the great advantages of choosing a dealership like Gerry’s for service is the warranty coverage that is offered. Since both Gerry’s locations are Volvo dealers, any repairs or parts provided at Gerry’s are backed by warranty.

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