Heavy Duty Technology

  1. Explaining Truck Part Cross References

    What are part interchanges

    Why Care About Part Interchanges

    Your truck is out of service, and you need a new part now to get it back on the road; but there is a problem: The truck part you need is out of stock. Don’t worry, you don’t have to call Interstate-70 your new home. You can just look up the cross-reference part. Cross references, or part interchanges, are important attributes to know about when shopping for aftermarket truck parts. Keep reading to learn what they are and how to shop for them.

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  2. How Do Starters Work?

    Your Semi-Truck’s Starter and You.

    If you’ve read our article on steps to take prior and during installation of the starter motor, then you’re probably wondering what comes next. To continue our series, we’ll be discussing semi-truck starters and starter solenoids. So, how does a truck starter work? In this article, we’ll be discussing the ways in which your starter operates and how it fits into the overall system of making sure your vehicle starts as expected.

    Read on to learn more about the starter motor in your commercial vehicle!

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  3. What To Do Before Replacing a Starter

    How To Repair Truck Starter

    Is Your Truck Not Starting?

    There is a very good possibility that it’s time for a replacement starter. Typically, the warning signs of failing starters in trucks are present: The engine won’t turn over; there might be smoke; grinding noises and of course, you have lights but no follow-up action. Replacing a starter is not a simple job. It requires hours of labor to pop-out the components and replace the old with the new. Nevertheless, it’s what may be required if you find that you have a bad starter. Before jumping into installing a new truck starter, here are some helpful steps that should be taken prior to replacing the starter in heavy-duty applications.

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  4. What Does An Alternator Do?

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    The Importance of Your Truck’s Alternator

    Alternators are an integral part of your semi-truck’s electrical system. With an alternator, all of the systems that power your commercial truck will work together to make sure your everything runs properly. Without an alternator, your battery won’t charge, and your truck won’t start. To give you a little more knowledge on the subject of alternators, we’ve decided to do a series of articles on the subject. Read on to learn more about your commercial vehicle’s alternator system!

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  5. Riskiest States for Driving Fleet Vehicles

    Riskiest States To Drive Commercial Vehicles

    The 2021 Results Are In

    Driving a semi-truck has its challenges; and one of them is driving through major U.S. cities where the roads are flooded with passenger vehicles, the streets are narrow and there are jaywalking pedestrians to dodge. When we think of the riskiest U.S. states for commercial vehicles to drive, which areas come to mind? The 2021 results are in – and some may or may not surprise you.

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  6. Getting To Know Your HVAC - Blower Motors

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    Getting To Know Your HVAC – Blower Motors

    The heat of the summer months is coming, and you’ll want to be prepared for your time spent on the road. That said, it’s important to make sure you know how your HVAC system works in order to stay comfortable when you’re on long drives. The blower motor is one of the most important components in your system, so it’s integral you ensure you know how one works. Read on to learn more about the blower motor in your HVAC system!

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  7. JIT Truck Parts Expands Product Catalog with Peterson Lighting Equipment

    JIT Truck Parts Introduces Peterson Lighting


    Highland Park, IL (April 2022): JIT Truck Parts, a national aftermarket truck parts distributor directly servicing national, regional, and local fleets, is pleased to announce the addition of Peterson Manufacturing’s USA-made commercial vehicle and trailer LED lighting and wiring harness systems, into a growing category of lighting products.

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  8. Diesel Engine Oil in Semi-Trucks

    Oil Changes In Semi Trucks

    Oil Change in Semi Trucks

    It is important to change oil regularly in commercial vehicles to ensure engines run at their peak performances. A good way to maintain fuel efficiency is to keep constant highway speeds when driving on the highway. The same goes for driving through normal roads; but since these actions cannot always be achieved, routine maintenance on engines is necessary. Typically, semi-trucks require an oil change about every 25,000 miles, but there are many factors to consider when to replace oil and the type of oil to use in heavy-duty applications. Let’s explore the possibilities.

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  9. Getting to Know Your HVAC - Evaporators

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    Getting To Know Your HVAC System – Evaporators

    The heat of the summer is coming soon. As such, you’ll want to make sure that your HVAC system is up to par before it’s too late. One of the most important parts of the HVAC system in your semi-truck is the evaporator. Also known as the “evaporator coil,” this integral part of the air conditioning unit is responsible for making sure the temperature is your cabin is at your desired comfort level. If you’ve ever wanted to know more about your HVAC system’s evaporator coil, then you’ll definitely want to continue on. Read on to learn more about your evaporator coil!  

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  10. Benefits of Installing CB Radios in Trucks

    Why Install Truck CB Radios

    Turn-By-Turn Communication

    We rely on our cell phones for everything. If we want to know something, we whip out our cell phones. If we want to say something quickly to someone, we grab our cell phones to text message. But what happens when you are driving through a remote area and lose cell phone connection? Most people would panic, but you wouldn’t if you were equipped with a CB radio. These handy radios are beneficial throughout the year and come with many unique features. Here’s why you should consider buying a CB radio for your big rig.

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