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The ContiPressureCheck Solo Trailer TPMS operates separately from a tractor's system. Image: Continental

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Continental Unveils Solo Trailer TPMS

Continental has unveiled a standalone tire-pressure monitoring system for trailers called ContiPressureCheck Solo that operates separately from a tractor’s TPMS.

SAE International is offering professinonal evelopment courses on a vaerity of engineering, technical, and business oriented topics. Screencap via SAE International

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SAE Offers Professional Development Training Programs

SAE International will be offering a portfolio of training programs aimed at supporting engineering, technical, and business professionals.

Big data, telematics, and the "internet of trucks" were discussed by a panel at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit. Photo via Today's Trucking.

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Pathways to Better Truck Data for Fleets

The future of connected trucks lies in integration and reducing the number of entry points into a truck, according to a panel of industry experts speaking on data and “the internet of trucks” at the Canadian Fleet Maintenance Summit in Mississauga, Ontario.

The Truck Dealer of the Year award honors excellence in business practices, industry leadership, and community service.

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What Top Dealers Can Tell Us About Trucking Trends

Connectivity, spec’ing trends, market disruptions, and market conditions are among the issues challenging dealers and their customers. We got insights from the nominees for the Truck Dealer of the Year award, presented by American Truck Dealers, Heavy Duty Trucking, and Procede Software.

The four-post lift has impact-resistant LED lights illuminating truck undercarriages. Photo: Stertil-Koni

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Study Shows Lighting Key to Maintenance Shop Safety

The stakes are high and the payoffs big when it comes to worker safety, notably in reducing accidents, minimizing eyestrain, and increasing overall efficiency and productivity. Stertil-Koni says professional lighting is one of the keys to enhancing overall shop safety and performance.

More than 300 of Daimler Truck North America's personnel and dealer network came together to share best practices during the CIC Summit. (Photo courtesy of DTNA)

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DTNA Raises Funds for Habitat for Humanity

During the Daimler Truck North America (DTNA) 2018 Elite Support Continuous Improvement Coordinator (CIC) Summit in Orlando, attendees raised more than $55,000 to support Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando.

Tire service providers and retreaders can be a great source of failure analysis if the unit number and wheel position are tracked. Photos: Jim Park

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What's Wrecking Your Tires?

Since tires rarely self-destruct, there is always a smoking gun, and it’s in your best interest to find it. You do that through failure analysis.

Larry Lafreniere, Houston sales manager for Beasley Tire Service, explains the retreading process to one of its customers at the grand opening celebration for the company’s 36,000-square-foot retread plant. Photo: Beasley Tire Service

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The Truck Tire Trade War

Low cost Chinese tires and other changes to the commercial tire market are forcing top-Tier OEMs and dealers to rethink the services they offer fleets today.

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Inland Truck Parts Acquires 2 New Businesses

Inland Truck Parts & Service (ITP) announced its addition of two Texas businesses to its footprint of stores. The new stores will allow the company to better meet the repair and equipment needs of truck owners in the southwest region.

Denise Rondini

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Commentary: Creating a Better Technician Training Ecosystem

If you want a better technician training ecosystem, sometimes you have to go out and make it happen. That's what some manufacturers created in California's Central Valley.

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