Inside the engine of a commercial truck there is a vast number of moving parts that each plays an important role bringing the vehicle to life. Pistons, gears and gaskets all have a job to do in providing the power that moves a truck forward. Connected to the engine block are the spark plugs and distributor harness that provides an electrical charge from the starter motor to the engine via the battery. Attached to the crankcase is the drive axel that is responsible for turning the wheels and built into that is the transmission that houses the gears. All-in-all there are hundreds of different truck parts that work in unison to deliver the horsepower and towing capacity of the diesel engines that carry people and haul many diverse loads each and every day.
With so much riding on the assembly and properly cared for engine and drive train the individuals that are driving the semi trucks and commercial buses are putting their trust in the mechanics that work tirelessly to maintain each component of the vehicle. Checking the oil pressure and seeing to it that the alternator, power steering pump, water pump and air conditioning compressor are all working correctly as they are being powered by the belts that are running with the engine the mechanics that are responsible for keeping the commercial vehicles well tuned are able to deliver the ongoing maintenance that is required by the truck’s driver.
Seeing to it that every major component is performing properly and servicing the trucks with regular oil changes and filter replacements the people that are behind the scenes of the trucking industry continue to be a valuable addition to the fleets of commercial buses and trucks that are constantly being put to the test on the open road. Using quality truck parts that will perform in the harshest of weather conditions, mechanical technicians are able to keep the big rigs rolling as they drive from one end of the nation to the other.