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New River Valley Assembly Plant is awarding a 2009 Volvo highway tractor to Pulaski County High Schools for the creation of curriculum for high school students to learn fundamental truck systems, assembly and repair techniques. Photo: Volvo Trucks

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Volvo Assembly Plant Donates Truck to Local High Schools

Volvo Trucks New River Valley Assembly Plant is awarding a 2009 Volvo highway tractor to Pulaski County High Schools for the creation of a curriculum for students.

Products

Tool Designed to Remove Tie Rods and Ball Joints

OTC’s universal heavy-duty puller removes a wide range of tie rods and ball joints from a variety of vehicles including trucks and commercial vehicles.

The 6-Station Battery Charger is part of Purkeys' line of dual-branded products with AutoMeter. Photo: Purkeys

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Purkeys, AutoMeter Offer New Preventive Maintenance Products

Purkeys has partnered with AutoMeter, a heavy-duty electrical system testing and battery maintenance solutions provider, on a line of dual-branded preventive maintenance products.

Products

Tool Caddy Can Store 100 Pounds of Gear

Minimizer has added the Tool Caddy to its line of maintenance products, offering space to store tools and gear in a nearby location.

Bendix SmarTire monitoring system’s sensors are installed on the wheel, inside the tire, where they’re protected from road damage – something appreciated at Boyle Transportation. Photo: Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

Articles

Proper Inflation is Elementary

Keeping tires properly inflated is elementary to good maintenance, and products that aid in that quest can be valuable.

API has developed two visually different API Service Symbol Donuts so that consumers can distinguish between the two new categories of oils. Image: API

News

New API Diesel Engine Oil Categories Arrive Dec. 1

The American Petroleum Institute's new diesel engine oil-service categories, API CK-4 and FA-4, will begin appearing in the marketplace on Dec. 1.

Vania Agostinh, apprentice mechanic at Carrier Centres.

Articles

Commentary: Women in the Shop? Yes!

Women have a bigger role to play in trucking than they get to play, and there’s one spot in particular where executive contributing editor Rolf Lockwood thinks they’re badly overlooked. The shop.

Oil companies have done extensive testing of CK-4 and FA-4 engine oils to help give engine makers and fleets confidence in the ability of these oils to protect engines and even extend drain intervals. Photos: Shell

Articles

Answers to 3 Key Questions on the 2 New Oil Categories

With engine oils meeting new CK-4 and FA-4 category specs on the market, fleets need to know how best to make use of them.

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Study Explores Maintenance and Equipment Buying at Fleets

When it comes to maintenance practices and equipment replacement cycles, there are some fairly significant differences between large fleets and small fleets, according to a recent study undertaken by FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research.

Nextran has increased the percentage of five-hour jobs it was able to get out the door in 24 hours or less from 43% to 63%. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

Articles

Volvo, Mack Highlight Certified Uptime Center Progress

In Birmingham, Alabama, home to the first Certified Uptime Center dealer, Volvo Group and local dealer representatives offered more insight into the need for the program and how it works.

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