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Vipar Heavy Duty Expands TruckForce Service Center Program

Vipar Heavy Duty has expanded its TruckForce Service Center program with added tools, resources and services to support independent service centers.

Merrick Murphy Photo: Alcoa

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Alcoa Wheel Names 16-Year Veteran President

Sixteen-year company veteran Merrick Murphy has been named president of the Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products business.

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Chief Offers Line of Heavy-Duty Collision Repair Products

Collision repair manufacturer Chief introduced a new product line called Chief Heavy Duty that is designed for heavy-duty body shops.

The two donut symbols are designed to help identify the new FA-4 and CK-4 diesel engine oils. Image: API

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API Debuts Symbols for Identifying New Diesel Oils

The American Petroleum Institute is introducing a special Service Symbol Donut designed to help buyers differentiate between the new API FA-4 and CK-4 service categories for diesel-engine oils.

The driving test features a pair of nearly identical trucks, one with Equal Flexx on the tires, the other without. Photo by Jim Park

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Can Tire Balancing Save Fuel?

Industry statistics suggest only about 30% of fleets do wheel balancing, and even those fleets usually balance only the steer axle wheels. IMI Products says if fleets balanced wheels at every position. they could see fuel savings and gains in tire life that would return their investment in balancing compounds tenfold in the just the first year.

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Automotive Distribution Network Offers Members Telematics Solution

The Automotive Distribution Network has partnered with Innova Fleet Services to provide the group’s members with a telematics solution to efficiently manage small- and medium-sized fleets.

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First Vehicle Service Technicians to Use Mitchell 1 Repair Software

Mitchell 1 has reached an agreement to provide repair information, diagnostics, estimating and maintenance software to the fleet management and maintenance services provider First Vehicle Services.

PACCAR Parts’ new $32 million distribution center in Renton, Wash., is now fully operational. Photo: Paccar Parts

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Paccar Parts Opens Larger Distribution Center

Paccar Parts has opened its new $32 million distribution center in Renton, Wash., which services dealers in the Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada.

Photo via Denso Heavy Duty

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Denso Supplies Diesel Aftertreatment Components to Hino

Denso has entered into an agreement with Hino Trucks to supply all-makes diesel aftertreatment products, including DPFs, to Hino dealers.

Jim Moss. Photo courtesy Moss family

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Aftermarket Leader Passes Away

Jim Moss, president of Kona Communications (publisher of Truck Parts & Service and Successful Dealer magazines), passed away on April 20 at his home in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, after a brief illness. Moss was 82.

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