Posts Tagged ‘semi truck parts’

More trucks in the U.S. are becoming ‘cleaner,’ as opposed to the ones that roamed America’s major roads and highways decades ago, mainly due to the continued advancement of semi-truck parts design. As AutoBlog Green’s Danny King notes in his article: “When it comes to diesel trucks, the good old days weren’t so good. Go back a quarter century, for instance. Back then, a singe diesel-powered truck was throwing off about 60 times the emissions a typical ‘clean diesel’ truck goes today.”

According to information from the Diesel Technology Forum, up to 33 percent of all trucks currently traversing U.S. highways are ‘cleaner’ versions of their smoky, older counterparts. About 2.9 million of 8.8 million trucks in all of America are now sporting newer, cleaner diesel engines. This data includes information on mostly class 3-8 trucks between 2007 and 2013, which were registered in the District of Columbia and all 50 states.


Semi-trucks are large vehicles that can be dangerous on the road if they happen to malfunction. This is why it’s important that regular maintenance checks are performed to ensure that parts are in place and are in good working order. Here are some of the parts you need to check now for their stability and use before hitting the road. (more…)

The trucking industry is a tough field that aims to test drivers to the limit, whether it’s at the physical, mental, or psychological level. The challenge of driving long distances is also padded with the strain of spending several hours in the same seat, which may lead to more health problems. When you and your rig are out for a modest amount of downtime, take the opportunity to scour a semi-truck parts store for replacement seats.

Start by analyzing the truck’s stock seats and checking them for features that must be on the replacement units, such as larger headrests and more ergonomic backrests. As some trucks have heated seats and other controls, check the underside of the stock seats for wiring. The bolts on the front and back should also be properly aligned and measured.

Once you have selected a good pair of seats, it’s time to get cracking on the replacement. Slide the stock seats at their rearmost position and remove the bolts, then slide the seat all the way to the front and remove the front bolts. Disconnect any wiring from the seat before removing them from the vehicle. Put in the new seat and attach as needed.

A pair of quality seats for your truck cab can result in better comfort for you and a friend tagging along for the journey. Its features can help relax your body as you drive.

140 billion miles—that’s the distance semi trucks travel each year as they crisscross the country. So vital are they to delivering goods that 68% of all products are delivered by semi trucks, according to statistics.

With all the traveling these trusty vehicles do, however, all drivers have encountered at least one problem on the road. Unlike passenger cars though, a stalled semi truck can’t simply be towed away to a garage or mechanic. Below are some of the common problems these trucks encounter and what drivers can do about them: (more…)