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  1. Why Truckers Need Camera Systems in Trucks

    Why Install Truck Cameras

    So, You Think You Can Drive a Big Rig.

    They say driving a pick-up truck is like driving a boat; and those traveling the streets with an F-250 can attest to this. However, driving a big rig is a whole different story. Most of the time, driving a heavy-duty vehicle is a pleasant experience – cruising the open road – and, then you need to switch lanes; or worse, reverse.

    While mirrors are helpful in seeing what is around trucks, there are camera systems on the market that can assist drivers in backing-up and seeing what vehicles are side-to-side thus improving the safety of drivers, passengers, and everyone else on the road. Considering installing a camera system on commercial vehicles is a smart move for truckers whether you are driving a cement truck, semi-truck, bus, or 18-wheeler. Here’s what you should know about camera systems.

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  2. 6 Ways to Troubleshoot Your Haldex PURest Air Dryer

    Why You Need to Pay Attention to Your Air Dryer

    If you’ve been part of the trucking industry for a while, then you know about the increasing importance of your vehicle’s air system. As vehicles work to optimize uptime and become more fuel-efficient, more and more air-braked vehicles depend on clean, quality air from their air dyers to keep solid, liquid, and aerosol contaminants – like water and oil – out of the air brake system.

    Located between the compressor and the reservoirs, air dryers are responsible for removing these contaminants before they affect the air system and potentially jeopardize the vehicle’s efficiency. ABS components, push-pull dash valves, spring brake modulating valves, seals, and other components in your air brake,

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  3. Maintain Engine Cooling Systems This Summer

    Maintaining Engine Cooling Systems For Summer

    The Weather Outside Is Frightful

    Frightful in a different way, of course. With temperatures scorching in the 90’s across the country, it seems that everyone and everything around us is overheating and seeking shade – this includes your heavy-duty vehicle. The toasty early summer weather can cause negative impacts on trucks that will decrease performance; that is, if drivers don’t maintain certain parts this season.

    Summer maintenance work on big rigs is just as important in the dry (miserably humid) summer months as in the wintertime. A good starting point would be fixing engine cooling systems this season with special emphasis on checking coolant levels and noticing the signs of failing radiators. Keep reading to learn what to look out for this season.

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  4. 3 Ways Your Floor Mat Could Be Costing You Money

    Underestimating Your Floor Mat Can Cost You

    With all the grit, road salt, and other elements that drivers track into their vehicles throughout the day – not to mention the inconvenient coffee and food spills that frequently happen during a typical busy day in the industry - it’s no secret that a floor mat is necessary to protect the floors and cab.

    But many owner/operators and fleets make the common mistake of expecting a cheap rubber mat to give long-lasting protection when in actuality, the money you save with a low-cost floor mat may actually be costing you money in the long run.

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  5. JIT Truck Parts Now Offers Walker Exhaust System Parts

    JIT Truck Parts Carries Walker Exhaust System Parts

    Chicago, IL: JIT Truck Parts, a national aftermarket truck parts distributor directly servicing national, regional, and local fleets, is pleased to announce it is launching the complete line of Walker Exhaust® parts online.

    JIT Truck Parts’ expansion of Walker® exhaust mufflers, converters, accessories, and hardware are designed for several commercial grade vehicles including: Medium-duty Class 3-6 trucks; Heavy-duty Class 7-8 trucks; buses; and agricultural vehicles. Product warranties differ with some offering limited lifetime guarantees.

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  6. Protecting Drivers During National Safety Month

    Remembering Truckers During National Safety Month

    Every year, the National Safety Council (NSC) designates June as National Safety Month. In an effort to save lives and prevent injuries “in the workplace and anyplace,” the NSC will be focusing on multiple topics this year, including driving. While it’s everyone’s responsibility to be responsible and pay attention on the road, it’s also important to remember our truckers and professional drivers during this month of awareness

    With exceptions to Hours of Service regulations and on-time delivery stress still affecting drivers due to the spread of Coronavirus, there are steps that trucks and fleets can take to ensure their safety as we all ride out this new normal together.

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  7. Trucking Misconceptions: Rebuilt Vs. Reman

    Common Misconceptions for Fleet Owners/Drivers

    Every industry has its myths and misconceptions. But for fleet owners and truck drivers, hanging onto misinformation can cost you and your business money, part life, and precious uptime. One of the most common misconceptions in trucking revolves around two terms — rebuilding and remanufactured, or “reman,” as it’s more popularly referred to.

    The situation is this: you’ve got a part that’s not working right, but you’ve also got cost to factor in. Buying this part brand new isn’t realistic right now, so you move to your other options, which typically include rebuilding the part or buying it “reman,” or remanufactured. The misconception is that when it comes to aftermarket truck parts, rebuilt and reman mean the same thing. It may surprise you to learn that these are two very different terms, and understanding the difference can make the difference to your bottom line.

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  8. 4 Signs You May Have an Exhaust Leak

    Exhaust: Why a Little Leak is a Big Deal

    Chances are you don’t pay much attention to your exhaust system until something’s broken, and you’re not alone. Your exhaust components have the very important job of making the toxic gases from your engine less harmful before they get released into the environment from your vehicle, and although an exhaust leak doesn’t seem like a big deal, having one can lead to odorless, dangerous fumes in the cabin and failed emissions inspections.

    Since your exhaust system is underneath and at the end of your vehicle, it’s easy to forget about. It also tends to be an often-neglected system until the issues become serious. Rather than putting off exhaust leaks until they become a bigger, knowing how to diagnose a potential exhaust leak can help you keep your drivers safe and your vehicles in compliance.

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  9. Serpentine Belt Repair Tips

    Serpentine Belt Replacement Tips

    How To Replace Serpentine Belts?

    The serpentine belt is one of the most important accessories in any fleet truck and plays an important role in engine drive systems. Not only does it help power the alternator, but it powers the steering pump, air conditioning compressor and even the water pump. When the serpentine belt begins to fail, it will trigger the check engine light and cause ticking noises and poor engine performance.

    If you are wondering how long serpentine belts last it can range from 60,000 to 100,000 miles in most commercial vehicles; so, if you are a long-haul driver, you will probably need to frequently maintain and replace your serpentine belts and belt-related components. Keep reading to have all your questions answered about serpentine belt maintenance and repair.

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  10. 34 States that Require Emissions Testing

    Why Do Some States Require Emissions Testing?

    The U.S. has been combatting emissions for decades, with the government recently vowing to reduce emissions in half by 2030. Each state has its own emissions goals to reach, and how they achieve that is up to the local government. With diesel vehicles frequently in the crosshairs of emissions regulations, the majority of states have begun to require some level of emissions testing.

    What vehicles and how often these tests are required can differ from state to state, and the number of states that require emissions testing has slightly increased over the past six years. According to AAA, here’s the list of states that currently require some form of emissions testing.

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