Monthly Archives: January 2021

  1. How a TruTurn® Brake Drum Can Prevent Unexpected Downtime

    Brake-Related Issues: A Top Reason for Downtime

    Back in 2007, the “Large Truck Crash Causation Study” by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that brake-related issues led to 29% of semi-truck accidents. That may have been 14 years ago, but accidents and unexpected downtime due to braking issues remain high today.

    Seasoned truckers know that even if your brakes work fine during a pre-trip inspection, that doesn’t mean all of the components of your brake system are operating at peak performance. And the best way to start your haul with confidence is to trust the parts you’ve got on your truck or fleet – including your brake drums.

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  2. JIT Truck Parts Announces Launch of Match Made Starters and Alternators

    Match Made Electric Rotating Products


    Chicago, IL (January 2021): JIT Truck Parts™, a national aftermarket truck parts distributor directly servicing national, regional and local fleets, is pleased to introduce a full line of 12-volt starters and alternators under JIT’s private label Match Made®. These products join an expanding collection of OEM replacement Match Made® truck parts for many types of heavy-duty commercial vehicles and applications.

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  3. When Can Truckers Get the COVID-19 Vaccine?

    Trucking and Coronavirus Continue into the New Year

    The impact of Coronavirus on the trucking industry affected everything from the supply chain to logistics to health and safety protocols and beyond. The pandemic has followed us into the new year, and the nation’s truckers are still facing the challenge of not only keep America running but also of maintaining the health of themselves and their families.

    Paperless delivery methods, minimized in-person contact, and stricter sanitizing and safety measures are now pretty much the standard, but as the current wave of Coronavirus rolls on and the pressure remains on truckers to move essential medical and other supplies across the country, the question now is – when do these hard-working men and women qualify to receive the COVID-19 vaccine?

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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