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2018 DOT Seminar Recap

(Scroll down to see photo gallery) Sometimes I’m not sure if we are lucky or just good, but again this year, mother nature sure cooperated for our Annual DOT Seminar. In 2017, on February 24th, it was 60 degrees and above. This year, the day started off with similar...

Empire Farm Days 2015 Show

The 2015 Empire Farm Days Show marked the 25th year of our participation. Of those 25 years, this year was by far the best 3 days of weather, not too hot and not too rainy or muddy. Empire Farm Days Show at Rodman Lot Farms in Seneca Falls, NY was on August 11, 12,...
March 2015 DOT Seminar At Davis’ Trailer World

March 2015 DOT Seminar At Davis’ Trailer World

It was a chilly snowy day in western NY as you never know what March will dole out. The giant snow piles of 2015 are almost gone, good thing as we needed parking space. Even though the weather was still poor thing were ramping up fast for the year. We had greater...

Understanding Tires

Bias Ply Tire: A pneumatic tire in which the ply cords that extend to the beads are laid at alternate angles substantially less than 90 degrees to the center-line of the tread. Example – ST205/75D15 Radial Ply Tire: A pneumatic tire in which the ply cords that...

Towing Terminology

Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW): is not a rating, it is the actual maximum weight of the tow vehicle when it is fully loaded including all options, cargo, personal belongings, food, water and LP gas. Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR): is the maximum permissible combined...

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards for Tow Vehicles

Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) Pertaining to Tow Vehicle These rules apply to everyone and are critical to commercial carriers. Who is a commercial carrier? You, if making money (revenue is done by use of a motor vehicle on the highway directly or...

Common Service Items

Here we’ve broken this down to daily, weekly, monthly, semiannual and yearly needs. *Variables exist with miles traveled. Daily: (AKA pre trip inspection) Tire pressure, set according to vin label or PSI stamped on tire side wall. Inspect tread and look for any...