Balance and Alignment with Hunter’s Most Advanced Technology

Balance and Alignment with Hunter’s Most Advanced Technology

At Merx Truck & Trailer, when it comes to alignment, there’s no better technology alignment equipment than Hunter Alignment. Alignment technology is constantly updating, but Hunter Engineering Company consistently remains ahead of the curve with providing quick & easy assemblies with no damage to the wheel.

Our mechanics use Hunter Alignment equipment, arguably the best alignment equipment on the market, on each and every wheel alignment for precise measurements and accurate adjustments.

Hunter Alignment equipment allows for greater profit and productivity through state-of-the-art technology and innovative computer-based car alignment equipment. Our mechanics are able to locate alignment issues within a few minutes. The procedure includes chocking wheels, mounting targets, setting air pressure, rolling wheels forward to compensate sensors, and scanning VIN for specs and wheel steer specifications. After the wheel alignment procedure, results print out automatically, so mechanics can make the necessary alignment adjustments with exact precision.

Alignment Benefits

  • Improved Handling
    Does your truck pull to one side? Does the steering wheel vibrate? Many handling problems can be corrected by total alignment. With all the system components aligned properly, road shock is more efficiently absorbed for a smoother ride. When either or both wheels are misaligned, they may pull your truck slightly to the side. You have to compensate while driving by constantly adjusting the steering wheel. With a proper alignment, there won’t be any drift to the side and you won’t have to compensate. If you don’t have to constantly make adjustments, you’re able to enjoy going down the road a little more.
  • Extended Tire Life
    Improper alignment is a major cause of premature tire wear. Over the years, a properly aligned vehicle can add thousands of miles to tire life. Even a slight drag from misalignment can cause uneven and excess wear, forcing you to purchase tires more frequently than you otherwise would.
  • Better Fuel Mileage
    Fuel mileage increases as rolling resistance decreases. Misaligned tires don’t roll as they’re designed to but instead drag slightly across the road. This effect reduces fuel efficiency by up to 10%. That amount is noticeable in any vehicle, but it’s particularly substantial when you drive a truck because these vehicles tend to have lower fuel economies than many other models to start with.
  • Safer Driving
    Finally and most importantly, having properly aligned tires is an essential part of maintaining a safe vehicle. Because the suspension affects steering, it can impact your ability to control your truck while driving. The impact and danger are more pronounced at high speeds — when colliding with another vehicle, a stationary object, or an animal is extremely dangerous. This benefit alone justifies having an alignment done whenever your truck’s wheels are misaligned. Accidents can result in hundreds or thousands of dollars in expenses, and their true cost frequently goes beyond mere dollars. When injuries are at risk, the responsible thing to do is have the necessary service done.

With Hunter Alignment equipment, we guarantee precise wheel alignments performed right the first time. We believe that our customers deserve the best wheel alignment service possible, provided though the best alignment equipment available.

How to Improve your Fuel Mileage

If there is one thing that never changes in the trucking industry, it’s the fact that everybody is trying to make as much money as possible. While this can prove to be a challenge at times and seem out of the drivers’ control, one way for smart drivers to take back control and maximize every paycheck is by saving at the gas pump and valuing every drop of fuel that enters their truck. Listed below are five steps these drivers can take so that they can improve their MPG.


While the last thing a busy driver wants to do is slow down their truck as they rush to deliver a load on time, one way drivers can save fuel consumption while topping out at the same cruising speeds is by taking their time to get up to speed and making an effort to stay smooth while shifting gears, accelerating and braking in their truck. Shifting before hitting high RPM in low gears might be a little bit slower, but avoiding those increased rev levels can help the truck at the gas pump and also prevent engine wear.

Likewise, if possible, drivers can help save both gasoline and braking power by spending more time off the throttle while in anticipation of stopping instead of staying on the gas and stopping harder.


An easy way to avoid fuel consumption is to limit the amount of time spent idling the truck. All Merx Global company trucks come equipped with auxiliary power units that run the electronics within the cab while allowing the engine to take a rest. As a result, our drivers can save fuel when taking a break while continuing to enjoy all the comforts for their sleeper birth. Idling will still be unavoidable at times; however, take advantage of that APU as often as possible and there will be a difference at the gas pump.


One of the simplest ways to save on fuel and increase the miles per gallon is by ensuring that all vehicle maintenance is completed regularly and the truck is running at optimal performance.

This includes routine things like regular oil changes to keep the engine running clean and using the correct gasoline. However, it also includes things that require a little bit more effort, like checking the air pressure of the tires and maintaining the manufacture suggested amount of tire pressure at all times. Driving with low tire pressure forces trucks to work harder to get moving and produces more tire wear than a properly inflated tire.


Every driver knows that planning ahead is critical in the transportation industry and that goes double when trying to save fuel. With that in mind, it is important for CDL drivers to consider factors that the average driver might not. Things like fuel weight, route efficiency, and gas price by region are all factors that can be taken advantage of. Managing fuel weight and knowing where to find the best deals on gasoline (without driving extra miles to do it) is a great way to cut back on fuel burned and improve MPG.


In addition to everything mentioned above, it is also important to create a road map to monitor MPG progress and help recognize good/bad driving habits. Making a plan, setting MPG goals, and then striving to hit them while out on the road is a great way to keep the truck in top shape and save money while doing it.

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