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Adhesion problems to stainless steel trailers can be remedied by carefully following the tips outlined in this article
ensure your truck stays reliable and safe during the coldest months. Stay ahead of winter challenges with these must-have chemicals for your truck!
Truck blowers are devices mounted onto a truck or trailer and are designed to unload or transfer bulk materials using a combination of air pressure and suction to move the material through hoses.
Do you know how to check the condition of your batteries?
Have you ever been overwhelmed about what kind/style of dump pump you need for your truck? Dave, our in-house master of everything PTO goes over 5 decades of dump pump technology so you know what to look for when shopping around.
Howes to the Rescue: The Low-Down on Anti-Gel Diesel Additives By: Megan BIf you drive a diesel-run truck, tractor, or any other kind of equipment, it’s probably not lost on you that diesel fuel stands a risk of thickening in colder temperatures than gasoline. As...
Your Battery usually gets blamed whenever a vehicle won’t start, regardless of whether it really is at fault or not.
Parts for Trucks Take Alberta by Storm By: Leigh M It’s been a busy few weeks at Parts for Trucks as we’ve started hanging signs up at our locations in Alberta (and BC). Let’s recap exactly what’s been happening and where! First, we look to Calgary - both our main...
Our Lethbridge location has plenty of space, with five drive-thru bays, four service bays, and one alignment bay.
Parts for Trucks Acheson: Your One Stop Shop By: Megan B Our Fleet Brake Acheson location is officially now a Parts for Trucks, as of December 8th! Our Acheson location began as two separate parts and service locations, both in West Edmonton. They joined together in...
Stop by Parts for Trucks in Red Deer to see how the team there can help you get back on the road.
located just east of the Anthony Henday highway and off the Sherwood Park Freeway, Parts for Trucks offers both parts and service.
A dedicated space for trail repairs in Calgary full of the best people this industry has to offer.
Visit Parts for Trucks Calgary, a staple of the Foothills Industrial Park since 2000.
Parts for Trucks has arrived in the Okanagan Valley! On December 4th, the Parts for Trucks sign went up at our Penticton location.
Welcome to Parts for Trucks MonctonVideo Transcript hello, I'm Grant Ashe, regional manager, and this is Parts for Trucks Monton. Located just a few kilometres off the Trans Canada Highway you'll find parts for trucks in one of Moncton's cozier business parks. But a...
It’s that time of year again! Buying for your loved ones can be hard, but Parts for Trucks makes it easy. Missed Black Friday? Don’t sweat it.
Corrosion behind the chamfer can lead to flange breakage during drum installation. Don’t let pilot error jeopardize your wheels’ integrity. Learn how to avoid this critical issue.
Save HUNDREDS in Fines: The Right ECCO Light for the JobHey there. Welcome back. Today, we're diving deep into ECCO’s line of hazardous lights. If you're all about being seen on the job site, then this is the video you absolutely cannot miss. Buckle up, because we're...
The Roundup for November 2023Video Transcript Black Friday deals. We're excited to announce ECCO's seven inch wireless backup camera is now available for purchase at all Parts or Trucks locations. Pick up yours today. Hold on to your lug nuts because we're not done...
A Charged Topic: The Relationship Between Alternators and Batteries By: Megan BPicture this: you’re getting into your car, ready to begin your drive, and put your key in the ignition to turn on your car. But when your turn the key, your car doesn’t start. It’s a place...
Meet the Mechanic Family! Happy Halloween from everyone at Parts for Trucks.
The Trucks are bumper to bumper and you have jumper cable in your hands, now what?
Dig into this video (and the snow) with this complete rundown of tire chains!
New Branch, New Flyer and extending an old promotion. See it all in this months roundup.
Your Ultimate Guide to Tire Chains in Canada (with Resources) By: Megan BWinter is a fundamental part of life up north, and it’s essential that drivers are well-equipped to face snow, ice, and whatever else winter might throw your way. Canadians are familiar with this...
Foolproof Advice for Wheel Bearing Installation By: Parts for Trucks In the world of machinery and engineering, the longevity and reliability of bearings are paramount. Bearings serve as the unsung heroes, silently carrying the burden of facilitating motion and...
Cornwall is the very definition of “small but mighty”.
You heard it here first. Winter’s coming. Which means it’s time to make sure your plow is in
tip top shape for the season.
Before that fluffy white stuff begins to hit to ground, it’s a good idea to get thinking good and early about snow clearing options for you and getting your rig set up.
Quebec, one of Canada’s most beautiful provinces, is known for its art, food, beautiful landscape and now, it can add Parts for Trucks to the list!
Keep it clean, keep it tight, keep an eye on it! Thats all you need to do.
We are pleased to announce that this marked the completion of our transformation, and our Brampton location is now officially a Parts for Trucks!
Are you aware of the hidden dangers lurking in your vehicle’s wheel bearings? In this video, we’re diving deep into the world of wheel bearings to uncover the risks and problems that arise from the mismatched use of different components.
Timken, Milwaukee Burgers and more. Check it out!
But when discussing brakes, there’s a lot to cover – you’ve got air vs hydraulic brakes, drum vs disc brakes, and so on.
Your driveshaft vibrates like an electric toothbrush and hums better than Willie Nelson. What is wrong?
Filters are essential to ensure that the air, coolants, etc. travel around your vehicles different systems without any particles or contaminants getting in the mix.
Big changes are happening in Brampton! But the Staff and Service you’ve come to expect hasn’t!
The first stops in the united image for Parts for Trucks & Fleetbrake are at Montreal and Cornwall
What about their design makes them so (glad)handy?
We have some exciting news to share – we have decided to officially start the union of our two brands.
ConMet Barbecues, Milwaukee trackers and More flyers! Check it out in the Roundup.
Despite it being an integral part of keeping us comfortable, many drivers don’t know how their air conditioning works.
One of the most important preventive maintenance steps you can take to reduce driveline problems is to ensure that components are properly lubricated
The Roundup for April 2023Video Transcript It's the unofficial start to trucker-tan season. So roll down your window, roll up your sleeve and check out what's happening this month at Parts for Trucks. Time to give your ride a spit-shine. Don't let it be a...
When performing scheduled maintenance on the tractor and trailer service life, the following tips can increase performance and brake longevity.
It’s light trailer season at Parts for Trucks! If you’ve been thinking about getting your trailer ready for the summer, now is the time to do it.
We are proud to introduce the next generation of lighting technology that is sure to revolutionize the industry
Have you ever been standing in the oil aisle asking yourself what the codes on the bottle really mean?
Want to extend the life of your u-joint? Try adjusting your your air bag pressure.
We’re excited to announce our newest product line, PARAGON. With over 30 years of experience, PARAGON is committed to providing tank truck operators with the most efficient, safe, and reliable equipment possible.
Transitioning from an automotive mechanic to a truck and transport mechanic can be a rewarding career move for those who are interested in working on larger, more complex vehicles.
Another month, another Roundup, get the scoop on everything happening at Parts for Trucks this March!
Electrical problems? Don’t be to quick to blame it on a defective alternator
Parts for Trucks is pleased to announce the acquisition of Fleet Brake Parts and Service Inc.
It’s the February Roundup! Check it out now!
When temperatures drop, reports of plugged fuel filters tend to rise. Fuel filters do, in fact, plug more during the winter than at any other time.
The Parts for Trucks Training Academy is designed to help new Technicians like Isaiah get hands-on experience while going to school. Hear Isaiah’s story and thoughts on the program and how it has benefited him.
Winter operation can really be tough! It challenges both driver and equipment. Are you prepared?
Our Service Centers have seen it all, there is no job too big or small for the team. But this job, it was, well… unique.
A new month means a new roundup and have we got some news for you!
Check it out!
Pay regular attention to these items (as you should) and both vehicle and driver will be ready for the worst. After that, winterizing is a breeze!
Winter is looming, taking a bit of time now will save you lighting headaches later. This Tech Tip covers preventive maintenance of your lighting system.
Meet Mikey, Parts for Trucks newest employee as he navigates his first week working in the warehouse
It’s fall and you know what that means, Pumpkin Spice! Watch Todd as he shows how we’re contributing to the season’s favourite flavour.
Be sure to check these 9 things you when maintaining your air springs!
Most air dryer systems don’t have external indicators to let you know when something is wrong. That means its on you to check and maintain the system on our own. This Tech Tip covers what you should be looking for.
We’re kicking off Fisher season with one hell of a pre-season special, during the month of September. When you buy a plow, you’ll receive a free LED lighting upgrade. If you buy…
Win a trip for two to the Daytona 500! Feel the rumble of the motors and experience the roar of the crowds thanks to Parts for Trucks and Grote.
Meet Harry: Ottawa's Apprentice Technician By: LeighVideo Transcript Parts for Trucks are there to try and help us advance quicker the best way they can, and I think they're doing a good job. My name is Harry Harbers and I'm a tech. I started off as a junior in...
Before replacing any part or declaring a problem is solved, verify the cause and cure with the proper test equipment. To use the guide…
Use of Pressurized Oil Gun to Prefill Lube Filters Can Cause Damage.
The August Roundup is here! Milwaukee giveaway, emissions, chrome and so much more!
Ever wonder how your after-treatment system works? What do the SRC, DOC, and DPF do? Learn about it all in this Torque Talk
Giveaways, horns, BBQs and more! All happening in July and all happening at Parts for Trucks.
Take the shimmy out of your drive with these accessories designed for use with the hub-pilot wheel end system. Watch now!
What's the Right Wire for the Job? By: Leigh MGauge, material, application and run length. All important factors to consider when replacing the wiring on your truck. The simplest way to ensure you’re using the correct wire is to put in exactly what you’ve taken out,...
We’re coming at you hot this summer with the June Roundup, Grab your BBQ Apron, crank up the A/C and hit the road with some shiny new chrome!
Parts for Trucks now sell Milwaukee tools at all locations. We’ve put together a list of every tool you could want when working on a truck or trailer.
Milwaukee Tools, the giveaway, & Mays promo all covered this this video!
Clamp force is obtained when we torqued this nut down to pull the stack together. That is what holds a wheel on and it can be affected by the settling it. It can be affected by stud stretch
Jaltest is a diagnostic tool that we use here in our shops for the diagnosing commercial vehicles, diagnostics on light duty, right up to Class 8.
Get rid of your old, bulky reservoir replace it with this hydraulic cooler which only uses 4 gallons of oil and use that weight savings to carry more cargo.
Whether it be a car hauler, flatbed, landscaping trailer or a gooseneck trailer, keeping them maintained will ensure you get the longest serviceable life out of your equipment. Make sure you regularly check these 7 areas of your trailer!
What should you be looking for when you are changing a wheel out? Rust, pitting, wheel studs and more.
We sat down with our Foreman in Moncton to discuss his time with Parts for Trucks.
“The best way to maximize the service life of your battery is to make it part of your preventative maintenance checks. Chances are your batteries aren’t as charged as they should be”
Questions about wheel end components? Our wheel end specialist John talks about all the different elements you should find on a wheel.
“With the holiday season upon us, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you, our customers for your support over the past year, whether you’re…”
We’re taking a look at our DPF Cleaning machine and discussing why water is a cleaner and more efficient way to get you back on the road.
A plow and a spreader are critical pieces of a snow clearing operations. But you can get more from your equipment by customizing it with accessories. This list was put together to give you a snapshot of what can be added or upgraded to your fisher equipment to get maximum efficiency from your purchase.
Today we are going to talk about the two types of dual-pressure hydraulic systems that we mount on our vehicles. One involves the Gemini pump and the other involves the D-182 combo valve, both are very good systems, and both are sold and serviced here at Parts for Trucks.
Choosing a PTO (Power Take Off) that works with both your truck and application can be a complex and confusing process. An incorrect PTO can damage equipment and tie your trucks up in the shop while you wait for repairs.
What’s are the most important things to check each fall ahead of the cold weather? We’re glad you asked! Follow Helen and Cameron as they go over that you need to check to make sure you keep your truck running all winter long.
“We were one of the first in the city with a car in 1912,” she shares. Her father was well known for working on cars in their backyard on North Street, though he worked as a machinist at the Dockyard as his trade. His passion for cars soon became his business.
Parts for Trucks took to the track with the Maritime Pro Stock Race in Antigonish.
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