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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.

Denise Rondini

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Commentary: Options for Dealing With the Technician Shortage

No matter how well-made trucks are, they are going to break down occasionally, and they will always require maintenance on a regular basis. Enter the need for finding qualified technicians and then retaining them.

Products

BorgWarner Expands Reman Turbocharger Line

BorgWarner is expanding its North American Reman turbocharger line to include turbochargers of all brands.

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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.

Products

Replacement DPFs for Light-, Medium-Duty Pickup Trucks

AP Exhaust Technologies Diesel Particulate Filters are aftermarket parts designed to replace the original factory versions.

Products

TRP Offers Repair Kit for Widely Used Fan Clutches

The TRP Fan Clutch Repair Kit includes the necessary pieces to rebuild the Horton Drivemaster and DM Advantage on/off fan drives, the first-fit drives found in many of today’s North American heavy-duty trucks.

Photo via Innova Fleet Services

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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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