ACOFAS is offering training for technicians on DOT vehicle inspection compliance. Photo: Evan Lockridge


ACOFAS Presentation to Teach Technicians About DOT Inspections

ACOFAS is offering a presentation demonstrating and educating technicians on how to properly inspect a vehicle.

Mercedes Benz vans has developed potential logistics concepts involving electric vans, robots, drones, and smart autonomous loading systems. Photo: Mercedes-Benz


What Do Final Mile Trends Mean for Equipment and Maintenance Managers?

As urban centers increasingly battle problems with pollution and congestion while e-commerce grows by leaps and bounds, we’ll see changing technologies in last-mile logistics – and changing maintenance challenges.

Ever since automatic brake adjusters (ABA, also called automatic slack adjusters) were first required by law in 1994, many drivers and surprisingly, brake technicians, still respond to an over-stroking S-cam brake by manually readjusting the device rather than determining the root cause of the problem. Photo: Jim Park


TMC Developing S-Cam Brake Troubleshooting Guide

Work is underway on a long-overdue TMC Recommended Practices document addressing excessive applied stroke in S-cam brakes – a problem too often incorrectly addressed by adjusting the automatic brake slack adjuster.

Valvoline's Premium Blue One Solution 9200 engine oil is approved for use in natural gas, diesel, and gasoline engines. Image: Valvoline


Valvoline Offers Oil for Natural Gas, Diesel, and Gasoline Engines

Valvoline says its new Premium Blue One Solution 9200 is the first engine oil approved for use in natural gas, diesel, and gasoline engines.

Shane Gilliam senior vice president of sales at Noregon giving the company's presentation at the TMC Annual Meeting. Photo: Jim Park


Noregon Updates JPro Professional, Adds Educational Module

Noregon has issued a major update for its in-shop diagnostic and repair solution, JPro Professional 2018 v1.

Remote Programming allows Volvo customers to perform over-the-air powertrain software and parameter updates anywhere in the U.S. and Canada where a cellular connection is available. Photo: Volvo Trucks


Volvo Announces Remote Powertrain Programming Capabilities

Volvo customers can now remotely update powertrain configurations on select engine and truck models.

Mack Over The Air is a new addition to Mack Truck’s telematics suite that enables remote powertrain software updates. Photo: Mack


Mack Announces Over The Air Remote Powertrain Updates

Mack Over The Air is a new addition to Mack Truck’s telematics suite that enables remote powertrain software updates.


Navistar Expands Fleetrite with Radiator and Surge Tank Program

Navistar announced that Fleetrite has launched a comprehensive all-makes radiator and surge tank program, expanding the portfolio of its private label parts business.

Pulse brings not only controls and detects real-time status of vital trailer systems but also alerts drivers and fleet managers via wireless communications. Photos: Peterson


Peterson Introduces Pulse Intelligent Trailer System

Peterson wants to make fleet trailers as smart as today’s technology-rich tractors, and it has introduced the PetersonPulse intelligent trailer system, bringing CAN-bus technology and telematics capability to trailers.

The TMC/FleetNet Vertical Benchmarking Program will allow motor carriers and other types of fleets to compare their unscheduled roadside repairs with those of comparable fleets through an online dashboard. Photo: Jim Park


TMC Partners With FleetNet America on Maintenance Benchmarking Service

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council and FleetNet America are partnering on a new maintenance benchmarking program for fleets to compare operations to their peers.


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