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November 23, 2015 - Industry News

Marangoni Opens New Dealer in Florida

Tire Service LLC in Jacksonville, Fla., is now a member of the Marangoni Tread North America family of independent retread dealers.

Tags: Tires, Retreads, Marangoni

November 19, 2015 - Product News

Mitsubishi Fuso Launches FusoFirst Support Program

FusoFirst Mobile App homescreen, as seen on a typical mobile phone.

Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America has launched its FusoFirst product support program, aimed at providing full-service customer support for owners and operators of Mitsubishi Fuso medium-duty trucks.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mitsubishi Fuso Truck of America, Dealers, Mobile Apps

November 11, 2015 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Partnership Aims to Recruit Trucking Technicians

HDA Truck Pride is partnering with the ASE Industry Education Alliance to recruit recently trained technicians for the trucking industry.

Tags: Training, ASE, HDA Truck Pride, Technicians

November 6, 2015 - Product News

Meritor and P.S.I Produce Millionth Tire Inflation System

The Meritor Tire Inflation System by P.S.I. Image courtesy of Meritor

Meritor and Pressure Systems International celebrated the production of the 1,000,000th Meritor Tire Inflation System, the companies have announced.

Tags: Meritor, Tire Pressure, Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, P.S.I.

November 5, 2015 - Product News

Goodyear Opens Tire & Service Center in Massachusetts

The new facility includes Goodyear-Fleet HQ Emergency Roadside Service. Photo: Goodyear

A Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center has opened in Stoughton, Mass., featuring a selection of commercial tires and dedicated truck service.

Tags: New Facility, Tires, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Goodyear Commercial

November 4, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar's International Launches Top Dealer Program

Photo courtesy of Navistar.

International Truck has announced the release of its Diamond Edge Certified Program to recognize dealers for their commitment to uptime and to drive awareness of the best performing dealers to customers.

Tags: International, Awards, Customer Service, Truck Dealers

October 30, 2015 - Product News

Westport Strikes Natural Gas Parts Distribution Deal

Westport Innovations aftermarket parts division, Westport Parts + Service, has formed a distribution partnership with Alliant Power with an initial focus on Class 1-5 light-duty vehicles through select Alliant Power distributors.

Tags: Diesel, Natural Gas Vehicles, Distributors, Westport Innovations

October 29, 2015 - Industry News

Purcell Relocates Albuquerque Tire Service Center to New Facility

The new Albuquerque Facility. Photo: Purcell Tire and Service Center

The Purcell Tire and Service Center in Albuquerque, N.M., has moved its location to a new larger facility to provide its staff with additional space to accommodate customers.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Vehicle Diagnostics, New Facility, Tires

October 29, 2015 - Industry News

Bridgestone Appoints President of Speedco

Chris Ripani Photo: Bridgestone

Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations has appointed Chris Ripani as president of its on-highway preventative maintenance and tire service provider, Speedco.

Tags: Leadership, People, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations

October 28, 2015 - Product News

Continental Expands Retreading Network in Las Vegas

Continental Tire the Americas has partnered with Las Vegas-based tire dealer CMC Tire to offer retread service to the area through a new facility.

Tags: Tires, Las Vegas, Retreads, Continental Tires

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Nextran Building NGV Truck Repair Shop in Atlanta

Photo of Jon Pritchett at the ground-breaking ceremony courtesy of Nextran.

Nextran Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new regional facility in Atlanta that's set to open in the middle of 2016 with a service area for repairs to natural gas vehicles.

Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Vehicle Repairs, Medium-Duty Trucks, Repair Shops

October 27, 2015 - Industry News

Hino Trucks Offering Standard Telematics in 2017

Hino Trucks vocational truck lineup. (Photo: Hino Trucks)

Hino has expanded its Insight factory telematics platform under a partnership with Telogis, and will offer the telematics, remote diagnostics, and case management as standard equipment on its 2017 model-year medium-duty trucks.

Tags: Telogis, Hino Trucks, Medium-Duty Trucks, Telematics

October 26, 2015 - Industry News

Improving Dealer Service Key Theme at ATA

As fleets work to improve productivity in the face of a shortage of qualified drivers, the last thing they need is to have trucks sitting for days at a dealer waiting for repairs. Truck makers are responding with an array of programs and technologies to address this issue.

Tags: Dealers, Downtime, ATA MC&E, Uptime

October 20, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Offers Two-Hour Truck Repair Diagnosis

Photo courtesy of Kenworth.

Kenworth is rolling out a service program for its trucks at certified dealers that would provide a full diagnostic analysis and repair estimate within two hours, the company announced at the American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition in Philadelphia.

Tags: Kenworth, Truck Dealers

October 20, 2015 - Product News

Cooper Announces Roadmaster Fleet Service Network

Cooper Tire's Gary Schroeder by the Roadmaster display at the ATA's Management Conference and Exhibition. Photo: David Cullen

Cooper Tire and Rubber announced its Roadmaster Fleet Service Network that offers 24/7 emergency roadside tire replacement and repair for eligible commercial trucking fleets.

Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Roadside Assistance, Customer Service, Tires, ATA MC&E

October 19, 2015 - Product News

Detroit Connect Adds Over-the-Air Maintenance Updates

Detroit Connect has introduced new features for its Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system, including a new portal that lets users dig deeper into the data, and for some 2017 models the ability to "flash" software updates and parameter changes to the truck over the air.

Tags: Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E, Detroit Connect, Telematics, Freightliner

October 17, 2015 - Industry News

Kenworth Lists New Products, Services, Won’t Exhibit at MATS 2016

T880 is newly available with a compact 40-inch sleeper that provides legal bunk time for drivers of vocational trucks.

PHILADELPHIA -- Lighter sleepers to serve more segments; PremierCare Gold to speed diagnostics and repairs at certified dealers.

Tags: Maintenance, Kenworth, Dealers, MX-11, ATA MC&E

October 7, 2015 - Product News

Daimler Covers Aftertreatment System with Warranty Options

Daimler Trucks North America has announced a warranty to cover the aftertreatment system on Detroit and Cummins engines available through its used-truck retail network, SelecTrucks.

Tags: Warranty, SCR, DEF, Used Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America

October 5, 2015 - Industry News

Dealers Focus on Uptime in ACT Seminar Panel

In spite of all the changes that have occurred in the trucking industry, “fleets still want local support to keep trucks running,” according to Jim Maddox, dealer principal at Tri State Trucks. What are dealers doing about it?

Tags: Dealers, Downtime

September 30, 2015 - Product News

Stemco Changes Brake Drum Color to Counter Fakes

Stemco has switched its Genuine CentriFuse brake drum product line to a new blue color to distinguish the products from fake overseas copies.

Tags: Brake Drum, Counterfeit Goods, Stemco

September 29, 2015 - Industry News

Technician Clinic to Focus on Axle Maintenance

The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists will focus on axle maintenance during its 23rd Technician Training Clinic.

Tags: Technician Training, ACOFAS, Hendrickson

September 23, 2015 - Industry News

FedEx Freight Technicians Win 1, 2, 3 at TMC SuperTech

Eric Vos, 31, won TMC SuperTech's grand championship in testing this week near Orlando. He's standing with some of his tool prizes.

Eric Vos, Brian Blevins and Josh Nordick helped FedEx Freight sweep the top three spots in the 11th annual TMC SuperTech Competition.

Tags: Technicians, TMC SuperTech

September 21, 2015 - Industry News

TMC Hears Ideas on How to Add Members, Activities

Online tech sessions and recruiting younger fleet managers are among suggestions gleaned from a recent survey of members and non-members of the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.

Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, TMC, Technology & Maintenance Council, Associations

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

Landmark Agreement Addresses 'Right to Repair' for Commercial Vehicles

Independent shops have seen limits in what they can do when it comes to today's heavily computerized vehicles. Photo courtesy Wheeltime Network

The aftermarket repair industry and truck and engine makers have reached an agreement on the sharing of heavy-duty vehicle service information, which will give truck owners more options for diagnosing and repairing today's heavily computerized commercial vehicles.

Tags: Diagnostics, Engines, Right to Repair

September 15, 2015 - Industry News

PeopleNet Announces New Integrations

PeopleNet announced new Road Call integration features between its fleet management system and TMW’s TNT Fleet Maintenance software that automates the way drivers alert fleet managers and maintenance personnel of breakdowns.

Tags: Information Technology, Fleet Maintenance, Integration, PeopleNet, TMW Systems



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