Truck Parts & Systems Category

Common Trailer Types Used in Trucking

The trucking industry plays a crucial role in transporting goods across the country and around the world. To transport different types of freight, the industry uses a variety of trailers designed to meet specific cargo requirements. The dimensions and physical properties of the cargo being transported can determine the type of trailer chosen. These [...]

Common Brake Issues for Heavy Duty Trucks

Issues in a heavy duty truck's air brake system can lead to reduced braking performance, downtime, and potential safety hazards. As a heavy duty truck operator or fleet manager, it's crucial to be familiar with common brake issues and know how to troubleshoot them effectively. In this blog post, we will provide you with tips for diagnosing and [...]

Parts of an Engine Cooling System

Function of an Engine Cooling System Engine cooling systems are essential in maintaining the efficiency and longevity of a truck's engine. Cooling systems serve to mitigate the heat generated by combustion as well as to increase efficiencies such as fuel economy and horsepower. Cooling systems not only keep engine components from overheating, but also [...]

Powertrain, Drivetrain, Driveline: What’s the Difference?

Powertrain, Drivetrain, and Driveline You may have heard the terms "powertrain" and "drivetrain" (and sometimes even "driveline") used interchangeably. While these are all related to the fundamental operations that move or "drive" a vehicle, they are not exactly the same. Driveline - Includes components such as the driveshaft, differential(s), transfer [...]

Advantages of Air Brakes

What Are Air Brakes? Air brakes utilize compressed air to press on a piston and apply pressure to the brake pad or brake shoe needed to stop or slow the vehicle. This contrasts with hydraulic brakes, which make use of hydraulic fluid rather than compressed air. Also known as pneumatic brakes, air brakes can either be drum brakes, disc brakes, or a [...]

Air Suspension: Pros and Cons

What is an Air Suspension System? Before discussing the merits and drawbacks of an air suspension system, we must first describe what it is and how it works. Air suspension is a type of vehicle suspension powered by an electric or engine-driven air pump or compressor. This compressor pumps the air into flexible bellows, usually made from [...]
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