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July 29, 2016 - Industry News

Denso to Live-Stream Tech Seminar on Duramax Fuel Systems

Denso Products and Services Americas, Inc. has announced a live online technical training seminar on how to diagnose and understand fuel system problems of GM/Isuzu Duramax diesel engines for light- to medium-duty trucks will be held on Sept. 8 at 4 p.m. EDT.

Tags: Duramax, Technician Training, Denso

July 29, 2016 - Industry News

Bendix Updates Trailer Parking Brake Valve Issue

To verify that the Bendix SR-5 valve has been repaired per the recall campaign, look for the presence of a black or green tie wrap secured to the valve body. Photo: Bendix

Bendix is making available information pertaining to its voluntary recall of some 200,000 of its SR-5 trailer spring brake valves. That May 17 action has prompted recalls of over 30,000 trailers by 11 various trailer makers.

Tags: NHTSA, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

July 27, 2016 - Industry News

New Isuzu Facility Aims to Serve Dealers and Customers

Isuzu's new Center of Excellence facility. Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

Isuzu Commercial Truck of America has opened a new complex that it is calling the Center of Excellence, comprised of a parts distribution center, training and technical assistance facility.

Tags: Parts, Isuzu Commercial Truck of America, Distribution, Truck Dealers, Training

July 26, 2016 - Industry News

Reading Group Offers Online Inventory Access

Photo courtesy of The Reading Group.

Work Truck Solutions has partnered with The Reading Group to provide up-to-date bailment pool inventory online.

Tags: Bailment Pool, The Reading Group, Work Truck Solutions, Online Inventory

July 26, 2016 - Industry News

CVSA Brake Check Puts 12% Out of Service for Violations

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance held its annual, unannounced brake check day on May 4, inspecting 6,128 vehicles in the U.S. and Canada.

Tags: Brake Safety Week, ABS, CVSA, Inspections, Air Brakes, Brakes

July 26, 2016 - Industry News

Trailer Technicians Added to TMC National Skills Competition

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council has added a new competition track for trailer technicians at its TMCSuperTech 2016 National Technician Skills Competition.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Competition, Technicians, TMCSuperTech

July 22, 2016 - Industry News

Tread Depth Violations Highlight Tire-Focused Roadcheck

The number of inspections with tire violations shows the increased enforcement activity during Roadcheck. Graph: Vigillo

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual Roadcheck inspection blitz this year focused on tires, and an analysis of inspection data shows that tread depth was by far the most common violation cited.

Tags: Inspections, Tires, Roadcheck, Vigillo

July 21, 2016 - Industry News

Petroleum Institute Campaigns to Educate About New Oils

The American Petroleum Institute is ramping up efforts to educate diesel engine users about the two new diesel engine oil standards it approved earlier this year, API CK-4 and FA-4.

Tags: API, PC-11, Engine Oils, Diesel Engine Oil

July 19, 2016 - Industry News

Shell Debuts Oils Formulated for API CK-4 and FA-4 Categories

Image: Shell Lubricants

Years of work in the lab and millions of miles of road testing has culminated in three new Rotella engine oils formulated to meet the API CK-4 and FA-4 oil-service categories that will start coming on the market later this year.

Tags: Engine Oils, PC-11, Shell Rotella

July 13, 2016 - Industry News

Mercedes-Benz Trucks Pioneering 3D Parts

Mercedes-Benz Trucks already successfully produces 30 spare parts with the latest 3D SLS printing processes. (PHOTO: DAIMLER)

Owners of Mercedes-Benz trucks will soon be installing genuine plastic replacement parts that have been produced on a 3D printer.

Tags: 3D Printing, Parts Printing, Global

July 12, 2016 - Industry News

Water Intrusion Affected Engine Control Modules, Prompting Cummins Recall

A masking mistake during pre-paint washing of assembled Cummins ISX12 and ISX15 diesels has resulted in electrical shorts and stalling problems with some of them, requiring a recall of 5,439 of the heavy-duty models.

Tags: Recalls, Cummins ISX12, Cummins ISX, Cummins ISX15

June 29, 2016 - Industry News

Report: Most Fleets Should Consider Low-Viscosity Oil for Fuel Economy

A new report concludes that most fleets should look at adopting lower-viscosity engine oils for fuel savings.

Tags: Fuel Economy, PC-11, NACFE, Engine Oils, Low-Viscosity Oil

June 28, 2016 - Industry News

Caterpillar Reaches Settlement in EPA Emissions Lawsuit

Caterpillar touted its unique ACERT technology as the answer to EPA 2007 emissions regs. HDT file photo by STF

Caterpillar has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit over allegedly defective ACERT EPA 2007-compliant engines, with owners of these engines eligible to receive $500 to $10,000 per engine.

Tags: Diesel Engines, Caterpillar, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Litigation

June 27, 2016 - Industry News

Marangoni Adds St. Louis Dealer to Retread Network

Photo: Foesel Tire

Froesel Tire of St. Louis, Mo., has become a member of Marangoni Tread North America's family of independent retreaders.

Tags: Tires, Dealers, Retreads, Marangoni

June 21, 2016 - Industry News

Power Heavy Duty Adds Ohio Location

North Dixie Truck and Trailer of Lima, Ohio, has joined the Power Heavy Duty network of independent distributors and service specialists.

Tags: Distributors, Service Center, Suppliers, Power Heavy Duty

June 20, 2016 - Industry News

TranSource Location Meets Mack Certified Uptime Center Standard

The Greensboro, N.C., location of TranSource has been designated a Mack Certified Uptime Center, becoming one of the first 15 dealers in North America to receive the distinction.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Mack Trucks, Service Center, Uptime, Dealers

June 14, 2016 - Industry News

Virtual Technician’s 200,000th Installation, 5th Anniversary

Five years after its launch, Detroit has marked the 200,000th installation of its Detroit Connect Virtual Technician integrated remote diagnostic system hardware.

Tags: DD15, DD13, DD16, Detroit Virtual Technician

June 10, 2016 - Product News

Purkeys Adds Accessory to Liftgate Double Check

Screenshot via Purkeys

Purkeys has announced that the 20 Amp Applied Load Module comes with the Purkeys' Liftgate Double Check as a free accessory to the testing tool.

Tags: Batteries, Purkey's Fleet Electric, Liftgates

June 8, 2016 - Industry News

Ford Telematics Offers Real-Time Diagnostics

Photo courtesy of Telogis.

Ford will begin offering the Telogis-powered Maintenance Connect this summer that will allow fleets to connect their vehicles to a Ford service center and provide real-time diagnostics and preventive maintenance information.

Tags: Telogis, Ford, Preventative Maintenance

June 7, 2016 - Product News

Bendix Hits Milestone With ACom Diagnostics

Technicians use Bendix ACom Diagnostics software to diagnose, repair, troubleshoot, and recalibrate components that form Bendix’s antilock braking, stability, and tire pressure monitoring systems. Photo: Bendix

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ ACom Diagnostics software hit a milestone recently, scoring its 50,000th download.

Tags: Software, Diagnostics, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

June 7, 2016 - Product News

Accuride Launches Installation and Maintenance Video Series

Image: Screenshot from Accuride YouTube Channel

Accuride has launched a new series of how-to videos to help fleet maintenance technicians properly install and service the company’s steel and aluminum wheels and Gunite-brand brake drums.

Tags: Maintenance, Video Series, Accuride, Wheel Ends

June 2, 2016 - Product News

Gates Targets Audiences With New Promotions

Photo: Gates

Heavy-duty product manufacturer Gates Corporation has announced its 2016 heavy-duty aftermarket and automotive marketing programs and promotions.

Tags: Aftermarket, Marketing, Promotions, Gates

June 2, 2016 - Industry News

Bendix Offers Maintenance Pointers Ahead of CVSA Roadcheck

Photo: Bendix

With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 29th annual International Roadcheck starting on June 7, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is offering key points on inspecting and maintaining its components.

Tags: Vehicle Safety, Inspections, CVSA, Roadcheck, Preventative Maintenance, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems

June 1, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Sets Dates for Fall Meeting, Tech Competitions

Photo: TMC

ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council will hold its 2016 Fall Meeting and annual National Technician Skills competitions from Sept. 18-22 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C.

Tags: ATA, TMC, Events, Technicians, TMCSuperTech

May 25, 2016 - Product News

Monro Muffler Brake Expands Commercial Tire Footprint

Monro Muffler Brake has acquired tire retailer McGee Tire Stores, adding 29 stores and one retread facility to expand the company’s footprint in Florida.

Tags: Tires, Monro Muffler Brake, Mergers & Acquisitions

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