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Save Time and Money—Rent a Terminal Tractor

Save Time and Money—Rent a Terminal Tractor Looking for a way to save money on your warehouse or railyard operations? A great place to start is with our terminal tractor rentals. Here’s why: Terminal tractors move more trailers in less time than traditional semi trucks. Terminal tractors are safer than semi trucks, especially in a warehouse or…
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How to Operate an ACTT 6×4 Off Road Terminal Tractor

How to Operate an ACTT 6×4 Off Road Terminal Tractor Here are five of the most important steps for operating an ACTT 6×4 terminal tractor: Check the engine oil, transmission fluid, hydraulic fluid, coolant level, and windshield wiper fluid. Drain the air tank. Check under the truck for fluid leaks or obstructions. Make sure the tires are…
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How to Save Money on Terminal Tractor Parts and Service

A great way to save money on terminal tractor parts and service is with fleet telematics, a high-tech solution that combines information technology and telecommunications to give you instant updates on your vehicles. You can take full advantage of AutoCar’s fleet telematics system when you rent an ACTT terminal truck from Big Truck Rental. This means you’re…
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What Is a Yard Jockey and What Do They Do?

Yard jockeys, also known as yard operators or yard hostlers, are drivers who oversee operations at truck yards, factories, distribution centers, and manufacturing or warehouse facilities. Their core responsibility is to move semi-truck trailers to and from yard loading docks. By eliminating congestion and cleaning up the yard, yard jockeys streamline the loading and unloading process and…
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What Is Telematics and How Does It Benefit Your ACTT Terminal Tractor?

Telematics is a method of monitoring vehicles, including terminal tractors, and other equipment using GPS technology and on-board diagnostics. Also known as fleet tracking or GPS vehicle tracking, telematics integration helps fleet management boost productivity, safety, and efficiency. Telematics technology enables communication over long distances, allowing fleet managers to track their trucks in real time—all while saving…
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How to Operate the ACTT 4 x 2 Terminal Tractor

In this post, we’ll cover the basics of how to operate an ACTT 4×2 terminal tractor. Check out the official AutoCar video for further details and instructions. The ACTT 4×2 is amazingly intuitive and easy to operate. Contact us here at Big Truck Rental today if you’re ready to add one of these outstanding trucks to your…
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Terminal Tractor Manufacturers

Terminal tractors, also known as spotter trucks or shunt trucks, are used to move cargo trailers from one loading bay to the next within the grounds of a distribution center or freight yard. The top terminal truck manufacturers are known for their strong and dependable vehicle designs that can keep up with even the most demanding cargo-transport…
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What Are the Terminal Tractor Specifications?

Terminal tractor specifications vary depending on the type of vehicle you need. Here at Big Truck Rental, we offer three models, all of them manufactured by Autocar and each with its own specifications. They are: ACTT 4×2 DOT-compliant – for both on- and off-road use. ACTT 4×2 off-road – for companies that don’t need a DOT-compliant vehicle.…
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Terminal Tractor Rental Guide

Getting the most value from a terminal tractor means knowing what you need from the vehicle beforehand. Five important factors to consider when renting a terminal tractor are: Truck specifications Interior operating environment Off-road/on-road capabilities Custom options Manufacturer reputation Let’s look at each of these factors in more detail. Terminal Tractor Truck Specifications These include: Horsepower Fifth…
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On Road vs Off Road Terminal Tractors – What’s the Difference?

On-road terminal tractors can be legally driven on public streets, unlike off-road models. To comply with federal regulations, the on-road truck must meet stringent guidelines set by the DOT, including emissions and fuel efficiency standards. It should also have a more powerful drivetrain and safety features such as ABS brakes. What Makes a Terminal Tractor Street Legal…
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