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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

September 8, 2015 - Industry News

USPS Considers Euro Fleet Replacement Model

Photo of Royal Mail vans via Wikipedia.

The U.S. Postal Service's Office of Inspector General (OIG) has recommended four best practices and strategies for replacing vehicles based on a study of postal operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Finland.

Tags: Diesel, Vehicle Purchasing, Replacement Cycles, United Kingdom, USPS

September 2, 2015 - Industry News

Shell Updates its PC-11 Oil Website

Inage via Shell

Shell has refreshed its website with updated information about the upcoming diesel engine oil specifications.

Tags: OIl, Shell Rotella, PC-11

August 31, 2015 - Industry News

Navistar to Offer Engine Reprogramming via Wi-Fi

International Truck announced it plans to offer “over-the-air” reprogramming of engine control modules for International trucks powered by its N9, N10 and N13 diesels.

Tags: Navistar, International Truck, Diesel Engines, Wi-Fi, Engine Control Systems

August 27, 2015 - Product News

Michelin Rolls Out Regional Drive SmartWay-Verified Retread

Michelin X Multi Energy D Pre-Mold retread Image: Michelin

The new Michelin X Multi Energy D Pre-Mold retread provides high mileage, fuel efficiency and scrub resistance for regional and super-regional applications, according to the tire maker.

Tags: Michelin, SmartWay, Tires, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Retreads

August 24, 2015 - Product News

Quality Tire Joins Michelin's Service Network

Quality Tire Company will join the Michelin Commercial Service Network. with four shops located in Utah and Montana.

Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Vehicle Inspection, Tires, Michelin Americas Truck Tires

August 19, 2015 - Industry News

Murphy-Hoffman Opens First TRP Parts Store

Photo courtesy of MHC

The facility bolsters MHC's offerings of aftermarket parts for all makes and models of trucks, trailers and buses.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Parts, MHC, Dealers

August 18, 2015 - Industry News

Ford Recalls 26,400 F-650/F-750 Trucks

Photo of 2015 F-650 courtesy of Ford.

Ford Motor Company announced it is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 26,400 MY-2011-2013 and MY-2015 F-650 and F-750 vehicles in North America for a safety compliance issue with FMVSS 210 regarding seat belt anchorage.

Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Vehicle Recalls

August 14, 2015 - Industry News

Inland Truck Parts and Service Expands Fargo Facility

Photo via Inland Truck Parts

Inland Truck Parts & Service has expanded the capabilities of its Fargo, N.D., facility increasing the amount of service bays and adding Saturday hours.

Tags: Inland Truck Parts, Parts and Service, Facility Renovations

August 10, 2015 - Product News

Volvo, Mack Offer Pre-Paid Maintenance Plans

Volvo Premium Maintenance Plans are pre-paid contracts that allow customers to select and customize coverage levels and lock in current parts and labor rates. Photo: Volvo

Volvo and Mack are offering pre-paid preventative maintenance plans as an option for fleets looking to reduce operating costs.

Tags: Maintenance, Volvo, Preventive Maintenance, Mack Trucks

August 7, 2015 - Product News

Goodyear Expands Commercial Tire & Service Network

Goodyear Tire & Service Network has expanded with the opening of two new locations in Seattle, Wash., and Chesapeake, Va.

Tags: Tires, Service Center, Goodyear Commercial

August 3, 2015 - Product News

Alcoa Updates Wheel Service Manual

Alcoa will release the latest version of its Wheel Service Manual later this summer, the company announced.

Tags: Wheels, Alcoa, Parts and Service

July 29, 2015 - Product News

Eaton Beefs Up Transmission Reman Offerings

Eaton is introducing the Rebuilder Bulk Pack line of transmission components with several new Fuller transmission parts for aftermarket rebuilders.

Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket Parts, Transmissions

July 27, 2015 - Industry News

TruckPro Acquires Power Train Service

TruckPro has completed the purchase of Power Train Service, a provider of heavy-duty aftermarket truck parts, fleet maintenance, remanufacturing, and mobile repair services.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Mergers & Acquisitions, TruckPro, Parts and Service, Remanufacturing

July 27, 2015 - Industry News

Accuride Increases Second Quarter Profit

Truck component manufacturer Accuride achieved record profitability in the second quarter of the year and a big improvement from the first quarter.

Tags: Economy, Accuride, Earnings, Wheels

July 23, 2015 - Product News

GuardDog Connect Telematics in 25,000 Mack Trucks

Cresson, Texas-based 3 Star Daylighting recently took delivery of the 25,000th Mack truck model equipped with Mack GuardDog Connect. Photo via Mack

Mack Trucks has activated its GuardDog Connect integrated telematics solution in more than 25,000 models since the product launched in 2014.

Tags: Telematics, Mack Trucks, Diagnostics

July 22, 2015 - Industry News

OOS Violations Down in This Year's Brake Check

Out of service brake violations dropped slightly this year during the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance's annual, unannounced brake check day.

Tags: Brakes, CVSA, Out of Service Violations

July 21, 2015 - Industry News

Brake Safety Week Set for September

The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance has announced that this year's Brake Safety Week will take place from Sept. 6 - 12.

Tags: Vehicle Inspection, Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA

July 17, 2015 - Industry News

Mack Defense Signs Big Contracts With Canadian Military

Canadian military will get more than 1,500 "medium" 8x8 trucks in various configurations, including cargo, crane, load handling and mobile repair.

Contracts worth C$725 million include more than 1,500 heavy 8x8 trucks, 300 trailers and 150 Armour Protection Systems.

Tags: Canada, Military, Mack Trucks



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