Searching for commercial truck parts can be a hassle. How do you know where to look? Commercial vehicles and automobiles are in different classifications and do not receive the same type of exposure.
Turn on the T.V. today and during any hour of the day, you are bound to see a commercial for auto parts store somewhere, whether it be a national brand like “Pepboys” or “O’Reilly’s Auto” or local auto parts store.
Now, depending on their locality and set-up, they may very well carry commercial truck parts or at least have sourcing for them. A lot of these auto parts stores do not stock commercial truck parts, just automobile parts and parts for pick-up trucks.
When was the last time you remember seeing a commercial that was exclusively for truck parts, let alone semi-truck parts, or industrial truck parts. There are plenty of companies that sell parts exclusively for diesel engines, semi-trucks, construction machines and agricultural machines.
Some of these companies may do a local T.V. ad, but I do not recall seeing any commercials on T.V. for companies that sell commercial truck parts. There are even companies that are nationwide with multiple locations, and I do not see commercials for them either.
Recently I did an internet search for “Commercials for Truck Parts” and 7 pages into the search I couldn’t find one ad. I did find lots of links for “Truck Commercials”
One of the most memorable truck commercials in recent years was the Toyota Tundra pulling the NASA space shuttle. It was considered iconic enough that the American version of the show “Top Gear” on their toughest truck show simulated the commercial by towing a commercial airplane around.
Another truck commercial that I think of is a recent Chevy commercial that shows timeline/history of their trucks from the beginning to recent times. Simple, but gets their point across.
Then there are some newer commercials that I had never seen before that are internet released only from what I can tell. Aftermarket Volvo Trucks has 2 interesting commercials.
One of them features action actor Jean-Claude Van Damme standing on the top of the side rear view mirrors of 2 Aftermarket Volvo semi-trucks with trailers. These trucks are being driven in reverse which impressive enough, then they split apart and Mr. Van Damme does the splits between these 2 trucks and holds it.
The other Aftermarket Volvo commercial that caught my attention was labeled “Technician”. Supposedly a Aftermarket Volvo technician had himself buried in the sand with his head sticking above ground. In the background is a Aftermarket Volvo Truck driving around making turns and getting up to speed. As the technician mentions that the truck can do everything it did, and still have enough ground clearance for his head, it comes speeding over him.
Although there are no T.V. commercials for truck parts, or companies that exclusively sell truck parts doesn’t mean they do not exist. You just have to search for them on the internet, or different truck magazines to find what you are looking for.