15 Items Every Trucker Needs

Trucking can be a challenging and demanding job, but with the right tools and equipment, truckers can make their journey more comfortable and efficient. Proper planning can help to reduce downtime while also making the trip easier and more enjoyable. Here are some items that every trucker should have in the cab with them. GPS Device A GPS device is [...]

11 Areas to Focus on When Doing Preventative Truck Maintenance

Heavy duty trucks are a vital part of many businesses, and maintaining them properly is crucial for ensuring their reliability and longevity. Regular maintenance and part replacement are important for a number of reasons, including improving fuel efficiency, reducing emissions, and extending the lifespan of the vehicle. Neglecting these tasks can lead [...]

Winter Maintenance Tips for Heavy Equipment

Cold weather can be tough on heavy machinery, leading to breakdowns and other issues that can slow down or halt work on a project. Proper maintenance is essential to ensure that your equipment is ready to handle the cold, and there are a few key steps you can take to prepare for and care for your equipment during the winter months. Preparation First, [...]

How to Winterize Your Truck

As December begins, the autumn season nears its end and winter looms on the horizon. Colder temperatures and precipitation can make for challenging conditions to maintain and operate vehicles. Proper maintenance and preventative actions can help to minimize issues relating to cold weather conditions. In this post, we will discuss a few ways to prepare [...]

Common Types of Cargo Handling Equipment (CHE) in Ports

The majority of the world's cargo is transported in a ship at some point, with an estimated 80% of all goods being transported by sea. A majority of these goods are packaged into steel shipping containers of a standardized size and carried by container ships. In 2020, seaborne containerized cargo amounted to around 1.85 billion tons. These ships load and [...]

Electric VS Propane (LPG) Forklifts

Forklifts are used in a variety of warehouse, manufacturing, and construction environments to reliably transport materials. The type of forklift used in a workplace depends on a variety of factors, such as work load, environment, budget, and more. For outdoor workplaces lifting large loads, there are diesel and gasoline powered fork lifts, while the [...]

Featured Brand Friday: Pawling & Harnischfeger — P&H

Pawling & Harnischfeger Machine and Pattern Shop Alonzo Pawling and Henry Harnischfeger worked in the Whitehill Sewing Machine Company factory in the early 1880s. Amid concerns regarding the future of Whitehill's business operations, Pawling left to start a gear machining and pattern making shop in 1883. In an effort to gain more expertise and [...]

5 Ways to Show Support for National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

National Truck Driver Appreciation Week (NTDAW) is a yearly effort by the American Trucking Associations (ATA) to highlight the essential role that truckers play in the United States. NTDAW occurs annually in mid-September, with future dates listed on the ATA's website. The focus is to recognize the efforts of the 3.6 million truck drivers across the [...]

How to Utilize Your Account

Creating an Account Creating an account on the Iron Wing Sales website allows you access to a number of helpful features. You can create an account by clicking on "Account" in the top right to open a drop down menu, and then clicking "Register". From there you can enter your email and select your username and password. You will then be able to login [...]

Causes of Unplanned Downtime on the Jobsite

Planned VS Unplanned Downtime in any industry can be extremely costly, wasting both time and money, and can result from a number of factors both in and out of your control. Downtime can be either planned (intentional and necessary) or unplanned (unintentional). Planned downtime is anticipated and should be factored into timelines, budgets, and planning. [...]
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