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  1. Can I Drive With a Bad Alternator

    Can I Drive With a Failing Alternator?

    I have a Failing Alternator

    If you find that your big rig won’t start, then your starter has gone bad; but if your engine is slow to crank, and you hear odd noises coming from your engine, then chances are you have a failing alternator. While failing parts is never a good sign, the good news is that you may have just enough energy to run to a service station.

    Reconsider your actions if you plan to ignore that illuminating battery warning light. Here’s what will happen if you drive with a bad alternator for too long.

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  2. 3 Trucking Terms to Know in 2021

    New Year, New Focuses for Trucking Companies

    Whether you’ve successfully taken down your Christmas tree or not, we’re already midway through the first month of 2021. Amid all of the usual stress of budgets, logistics, Coronavirus impacts on business and health/safety protocols, it’s time for trucking companies to also start planning their big money moves.

    Keeping your truck or fleet on the road with minimal downtime and maximum on-time deliveries takes constant attention and strategy and keeping these trucking terms in mind can help you stay ahead of the game this year.

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  3. Driving a Semi In Winter

    Semi Truck Driving Tips For Winter

    Winter Tips For Driving a Semi

    Driving a compact car is difficult enough in the snow; so, we can only imagine how nerve-wrecking it must be driving a big rig that is hauling thousands of pounds worth of commerce. Driving in wintry conditions is challenging for everyone and leads to several accidents each year from rear ends and vehicles swerving off the road. In fact, according to the Federal Highway Administration, over 5.7 million motor vehicle accidents each year are winter-related. In 2014 alone, 476,000 of accidents involved large trucks and buses.

    Okay, we didn’t mean to scare you with the numbers; but we want to drill in the importance of driving carefully this season. Here are winter tips for truckers that are driving large haulers this month:

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  4. Top 10 Most Dangerous States to Drive In

    10 Most Dangerous States to Drive In Announced

    Driving across state lines is always risky for the hard-working men and women in trucking, and in an effort to find out just how risky driving in some states can be, insurance comparison website Insurify gathered metrics from non-commercial driver data from 2.5 million drivers across the nation.

    The analysis measured the number of drivers with:

    • Speeding tickets
    • At-fault accidents
    • DUI violations
    • Whether drivers had one or more of these incidents on their driving records.

    Other companies, including Verizon, have put out their own versions of this list in the past, but this report has the most recently compiled data. According to an insurance expert at Insurify, the intent of the report was to give truckers a heads up on which states to plan shorter routes through.

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  5. JIT Truck Parts Adds Match Made Shock Absorbers to its heavy-duty truck parts offering

    January 6, 2021 - CHICAGO, IL - JIT Truck Parts™, a leading e-commerce platform for aftermarket heavy-duty truck parts, is pleased to introduce an exclusive new line of shock absorbers under our private label brand, Match Made Parts®. Match Made Parts are designed to drive value with risk free after- market, all-makes heavy-duty premium truck parts.
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  6. Heavy-Duty Bestsellers for 2020 and What's Coming in 2021

    8 of Our Bestselling Heavy Duty Truck Parts for 2020

    Whether you call 2020 chaotic, unprecedented, or just plain unpredictable, it’s finally wrapping up. As we all look back on the journey we took together this year, we’re also looking at some of our top sellers that helped the hard-working men and women in the trucking industry not only get from point A to point B, but also get home again safely.

    Here are ten of our bestselling semi truck parts for 2020, and stick around for a few exciting new brands and products we’ve got lined up for the new year!

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  7. Anatomy of a HD Shock Absorber

    Parts Of a Shock

    Driving with Bad Shocks

    Driving with worn shocks is easy to spot. Maybe you feel every bump or groove in the road; or perhaps you notice that your truck is excessively swerving or leaning towards one side. Regardless of how you got worn shocks, it’s time to consider buying replacement shock absorbers. After all, shocks last about 150,000 miles in heavy-duty vehicles.

    There are many types of OEM shock absorbers on the market for fleet vehicles; and that’s because there isn’t a “one size fits all” approach. Let’s examine the parts of shock absorbers that may be overlooked by buyers.

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  8. Top 5 Vehicle & Driver Violations in the U.S.

    2020 CVSA International Roadcheck Results

    The pandemic saw a lot of event cancelations and rescheduling this year, and although it threw off the timing of the annual International Roadcheck in May, the three-day event still took place in September throughout North America, Canada, and Mexico.

    Organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA), the International Roadcheck highlights the important work of North America’s 13,000 commercial vehicle inspectors keeping our roads safe by removing unsafe vehicles and drivers.

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  9. Trucker Tips For Staying Connected During Christmas

    Trucker's Guide To Celebrating Christmas

    'Tis the Season To Be Working

    Christmas is one of the most celebrated; travelled and busiest U.S. holidays; and if you are a truck driver delivering packages from Santa, you can expect to work hard even on Christmas Day. While most truckers are used to spending time away from family throughout the year, it is still disheartening to miss out on [yet] another holiday.

    Here are a few tips to stay connected to family, friends and Christmas traditions while on the road:

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  10. The Vocations That Make the Holidays Happen

    Thank Trucks, Buses, Bucket Trucks, and Waste Management This Holiday Season

    The holidays are a good time to take stock of our blessings and all of the things we have to be grateful for. Sharing a rich holiday feast with the people we care in a warm, decorated house with gifts under a bright Christmas tree is the scene most of us have in mind this time of year, and in order to make that a reality, there’s a lot of work that happens behind the scenes.

    While it’s important to thank those who cook the food and buy the gifts that we enjoy, it’s also important to remember those who brought these things across the country for us to enjoy — the trucking, public transportation, and waste management industries.

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