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April 18, 2018 - Industry News

Study Shows Lighting Key to Maintenance Shop Safety

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

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.

Tags: Stertil-Koni, LED Lighting, Truck Lifts

April 13, 2018 - Press Release

DTNA Raises Funds for Habitat for Humanity

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)

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.

Tags: DTNA, Charity, Habitat for Humanity, Daimler Trucks North America, Elite Support

April 11, 2018 - Industry News

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.

Tags: Inland Truck Parts, Mergers & Acquisitions, Repair Shops, Truck Equipment

April 10, 2018 - Industry News

ATA Launches Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference

American Trucking Associations’ Technology and Maintenance Council will be hosting a new event called the Fleet Data Management and Cybersecurity Conference, addressing best practices in fleet data management and cybersecurity.

Tags: Conference, ATA, TMC, Big Data, Cybersecurity, Data Management

April 10, 2018 - Industry News

Icahn Selling Federal-Mogul to Tenneco

Carl Icahn, chairman of Icahn Enterprises. Image courtesy of Fortune

Icahn Enterprises L.P., the parent company of Icahn Automotive Group LLC, is selling auto parts maker Federal-Mogul LLC to Tenneco Inc. for $5.4 billion. Tenneco plans to split Federal-Mogul into two entities.

Tags: Mergers & Acquisitions, Federal Mogul, Tenneco

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

TMW Integrates Purchasing Software with Navistar's OnCommand System

Photo: Navistar

TMW has integrated its TMT Fleet Maintenance Purchase Order module with Navistar’s OnCommand Connection/Part Information System.

Tags: Navistar, Parts, Software, TMW Systems

April 6, 2018 - Industry News

E.L.M. Repair and Refrigeration Named HDA Truck Service Expert of the Year

E.L.M. Repair and Refrigeration of Edgar, Wis., was awarded the HDA Truck Pride Truck Service Expert of the Year at the group’s annual meeting in San Diego, Calif.

Tags: Awards, HDA Truck Pride, Parts and Service, Repair Shops

March 27, 2018 - Industry News

Fleet Advantage: 2012 MY Trucks Cost $23,100 Per Year to Operate

Shorter equipment life cycles are easier on a fleet's bottom line, according to a new study by Fleet Advantage. Photo: Arrow Truck Sales

A new report from Fleet Advantage compares the maintenance and repair costs of older trucks with those of new ones to highlight the impact older equipment can have on fleets' bottom lines.

Tags: Maintenance Costs, Preventive Maintenance, Equipment, Lifecycle Costs

March 22, 2018 - Industry News

Hino Recalls 2018-2019 Trucks for Valve Train Nuts

Photo of 2018 338 class 7 vocational truck courtesy of Hino.

Hino Motor Sales U.S.A., Inc. is recalling an estimated 45 2018 to 2019 trucks with engine codes NE8J, NJ8J, and NV8J because the screw lock nuts that secure the engine's valve train may not have been properly tightened during manufacturing, and could potentially loosen within the engine and damage it.

Tags: Hino, Diesel Engines, Recalls, 2018-MY

March 21, 2018 - Industry News

Hendrickson Adds Brake Maintenance Videos to Online Training Portal

Hendrickson added new training videos to its online portal Hendrickson-Academy.com Image: Hendrickson

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems has added more air disc brake maintenance training videos to its online training portal, Hendrickson-Academy.com.

Tags: Technician Training, Hendrickson, MATS, Air Brakes, Maintenance, Brakes

March 16, 2018 - Industry News

ACOFAS Presentation to Teach Technicians About DOT Inspections

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

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

Tags: Inspections, Technician Training, U.S. DOT, Technicians

March 8, 2018 - Industry News

TMC Developing S-Cam Brake Troubleshooting Guide

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

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.

Tags: TMC, Meritor, Brakes, Technician Training, Air Brakes

March 7, 2018 - Product News

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

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

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

Tags: TMC, Valvoline, Natural Gas Vehicles, Engine Oils

March 7, 2018 - Industry News

Noregon Updates JPro Professional, Adds Educational Module

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

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

Tags: Software, TMC, JPRO, Noregon Systems, Maintenance Management

March 6, 2018 - Product News

Volvo Announces Remote Powertrain Programming Capabilities

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

Tags: Telematics, Volvo Trucks, TMC, Remote Updates

March 6, 2018 - Product News

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. Photo: Mack

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

Tags: Telematics, TMC, Mack Trucks, Remote Updates

March 6, 2018 - Product News

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.

Tags: Work Truck Show, Navistar, Aftermarket Parts, Parts and Service

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Peterson Introduces Pulse Intelligent Trailer System

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 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.

Tags: Telematics, TPMS, ATIS, Peterson Manufacturing, TMC

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

TMC Partners With FleetNet America on Maintenance Benchmarking Service

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

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.

Tags: Benchmarking, ATA, Partnership, Maintenance Management, TMC

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

TMC Names USA Truck’s Harris General Chairman

Jeff Harris

The ATA Technology & Maintenance Council announced that Jeff Harris, vice president of maintenance at USA Truck has been elected 2018-2019 general chairman and treasurer during the organization’s Annual Meeting.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, People, USA Truck

March 5, 2018 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Digitizes Preventive Maintenance

Photo courtesy of Penske Truck Leasing

Penske Truck Leasing has implemented fully digital and voice-directed truck fleet preventive maintenance processes for its fleet of more than 266,000 vehicles.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Penske Truck Leasing, Honeywell

March 4, 2018 - Product News

Dana Updates Rhombus TireAnalytics

Rhombus TireAnalytics 2.0 is a cloud-based platform that identifies and analyzes tire wear trends to predict maintenance issues that can be pre-emptively addressed to minimize downtime and establish optimal timeframes for scheduled replacement. Photo: Dana Incorporated

Rhombus TireAnalytics 2.0 is a cloud-based platform that identifies and analyzes tire wear trends to predict maintenance issues that can be pre-emptively addressed to minimize downtime and establish optimal timeframes for scheduled replacement.

Tags: Telematics, Tires, Mobile Apps, Dana Incorporated

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Stemco Introduces Trifecta Pre-Adjusted Hub Assembly

The Trifecta Pre-Adjusted Hub Assembly from Stemco could revolutionize wheel installation.

The Trifecta Pre-Adjusted Hub Assembly from Stemco could revolutionize wheel installation. Its eye-popping simplicity has left technicians slack-jawed in surprise with its simplicity and ease of installation. The new wheel end system was developed in partnership with Webb Wheel Products and announced at TMC's annual meeting.

Tags: Maintenance, TMC, Wheels, Stemco, Bearings

March 4, 2018 - Product News

Cengage Partners with S/P2 on Transportation Training Programs

Education and technology company Cengage has partnered with S/P2, an online training provider for businesses and career tech schools, to integrate safety pollution prevention and soft skills training within its MindTap digital learning platform.

Tags: Training, TMC, Online Training, Technician Training

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Rush Service Connect Now Allows Maintenance Tracking, Analysis

RushCare Service Connect now allows fleets to easily track maintenance costs.

Mega truck dealer group Rush Enterprises is doubling down on fleet uptime with its RushCare Service Connect communications platform, taking it beyond a tool for real-time communication between the dealers and fleet customers into a maintenance tracking and management system.

Tags: Maintenance, Telematics, Maintenance Costs, TMC, Rush Enterprises, VMRS

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