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February 22, 2018 - Press Release

Snider Fleet Solutions Add TruckSeries Diagnostics

Snider Fleet Solutions, a fleet management services provider, has added Mitchell 1 diagnostic and repair capabilities to its more than 80 locations throughout the South and Midwest.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mitchell 1, Snider Fleet Solutions

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks Recalled for Transmission Gear Display

Photo of Peterbilt 567 courtesy of Paccar.

Paccar Inc. is recalling approximately 1,938 2017-2018 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks as well as Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage transmission with a right-hand stalk shifter because the transmission gear display may display incorrectly.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, Transmissions

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Truck Tire Shipments Set 2017 Records

Tread of a ULP Ultra Drive Retread Tire courtesy of Michelin North America.

The domestic tire industry reached two milestones in 2017. Replacement truck tire shipments totaled 19.2 million units, a record high.

Tags: Truck Tires, Tires, Trends, Replacement Parts

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

Witchita Inland Truck Absorbs Fleet Maintenance Employees

Image courtesy of Inland Truck Parts<br />

Inland Truck Parts & Service of Wichita, Kan., recently stepped in to offer help when nearby Wichita-based Fleet Maintenance, Inc. was destroyed in a fire.

Tags: Fire, Inland Truck Parts, Mergers & Acquisitions

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

Freightliner Offers Cascadia Detroit Connect Remote Updates

Remote Updates is enabled by the Detroit Connect platform and is part of the Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services, which also includes Detroit Connect Virtual Technician and Detroit Connect Analytics. (Image courtesy of Daimler Trucks North America)

Detroit Connect Remote Updates is now available exclusively for the new Freightliner Cascadia spec’ed with Detroit engines.

Tags: Freightliner, Freightliner Cascadia, Detroit, Remote Updates

February 8, 2018 - Product News

Cummins Offers Real-Time Filtration Monitoring

FleetguardFit is a real-time filtration monitoring system offering full visibility to filter and oil life. Screenshot via Cummins Filtration

Cummins Filtration has announced FleetguardFit, a real-time filtration monitoring system that provides customers full visibility to filter and oil life through the use of intelligent sensing and advanced data analytics.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Cummins, Oil, Filters, Oil Filters

January 31, 2018 - Product News

Love’s Expands Speedco Truck Tire Offerings

Love&#39;s is expanding the tire brand offerings at its recently acquired Speedco locations. Photo: Love&#39;s Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Stops is expanding commercial truck tire brand offerings at many of its Speedco locations across the country.

Tags: Goodyear, Firestone, Bridgestone, Tires, Love's Travel Stops, Truck Stops

January 29, 2018 - Industry News

International Increases Warranty Protection for Vocational Trucks

Image of HX Series construction truck courtesy of International trucks.

International Truck announced three plans to deliver on its uptime pledge to vocational truck customers: the extension of the International A26 Customer Uptime Assurance Program for vocational models, a new, Vocational Confidence Warranty Package, and the International A26 Barrel Protection Plan.

Tags: International Trucks, Warranty, International HX, Vocational Trucks, International A26

January 26, 2018 - Product News

Denso Announces Diesel Particulate Filter Program Improvements

Improvements include expanded coverage for diesel particulate filters and full coverage for diesel oxidation catalysts coming in the Spring. Photo: Denso

Denso Products and Services Americas has announced a series of improvements to its PowerEdge Diesel Aftertreatment Program.

Tags: New Facility, Aftermarket Parts, Diesel Emissions, DPF, Denso

January 24, 2018 - Industry News

Meritor Launches Aftermarket Air Spring Line, Expands Kingpin Portfolio

Meritor has expanded  available king pin kits through its Genuine and Mach product lines.

Meritor made a series of announcements at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas, including launching an aftermarket air spring line, expanding king pin kit offerings, and providing a corrosion-resistant coating on hydraulic brake rotors.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Meritor, Brakes, HDAW, Brake Parts, Air Springs, King Pin Lock

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Meritor Announces More Comprehensive Aftermarket Parts Portfolio

Meritor has designed its  three-tier aftermarket parts portfolio to meet a wide array of fleet requirements in terms of price and performance. Photo: Meritor

Meritor launched a more comprehensive portfolio of aftermarket parts, including distinct "good, better and best" aftermarket brands at multiple price points.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Parts, Meritor, Parts Management, Remanufactured Parts, Maintenance

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Disruption Accelerating in Commercial Truck Market

Stu MacKay delivering an  overview of the history of the heavy-duty commercial vehicle aftermarket during HDAD. Photo: Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

While globalization has been around for some time, it’s affecting the commercial truck market more than ever before, according to a session at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas Monday.

Tags: HDMA, Aftermarket, HDAD, HDAW, MacKay and Co., Global, Disruptive Technology

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Eaton Improves Access to ServiceRanger 4 Diagnostic Tool

Eaton&#39;s Endurant 12-speed automated transmission. Photo: Eaton

Eaton updated its ServiceRanger 4 diagnostic and service tool to give commercial service providers a suite of solutions that can more quickly diagnose and repair problems on Eaton automated transmission products.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Eaton, Transmissions, HDAW, Maintenance

January 23, 2018 - Product News

Bendix Expands Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Brake Shoe Line

Bendix expanded its aftermarket brake shoe line to include a new steel/coreless shoe through its Bendix Basic Friction or Bendix Advanced Friction lines. Photo: Bendix

Bendix expanded its aftermarket brake shoe line to include a new steel/coreless shoe through its Bendix Basic Friction or Bendix Advanced Friction lines.

Tags: Bendix, Brakes, HDAW, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, Aftermarket Parts, Corrosion

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Celebrates 90 Years

Hugh Wallace Phillips, founder of what was then H.W. Phillips. Photo: Phillips Industries

Phillips Industries embarked on a year-long celebration of its 90th year in business with a press conference during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

Tags: Phillips Industries, Anniversaries, HDAW, History

January 18, 2018 - Product News

Federal-Mogul Launching Heavy-Duty Tech-Training Program

Screenshot via Federal Mogul

Federal-Mogul Motorparts is launching Garage Gurus HD, a heavy-duty training program for technicians who perform heavy-duty vehicle repairs.

Tags: Technician Training, Online Training, HDAW, Technicians, Federal Mogul

January 17, 2018 - Industry News

APC Launches Replacement Parts Program for Trucks

Image via APC Automotive Technologies

APC Automotive Technologies has launched a replacement parts category program for light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Replacement Parts, HDAW, Parts and Service

January 16, 2018 - Industry News

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmissions Recalled for Software Glitch

The Eaton Cummins Endurant as unveiled at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies is recalling more than 1,300 transmissions due to a software error that could allow unintentional movement of the truck.

Tags: Cummins, Paccar, Eaton, Recalls, Transmissions

January 10, 2018 - Product News

Meritor Launches Authorized Rebuilder Program for Axle Carriers

The Authorized Rebuilder Program for axle carriers is being launched in Canadian market with plans to extend it to the U.S. this year. Image via Meritor

Meritor has launched a North America Rebuilder Program for drive axle carriers, including the company’s 145, 14X and 160 products.The program is being introduced to the Canadian market with plans to extend it to the U.S. this year.

Tags: Meritor, Remanufactured Parts, Axles, Aftermarket, Canada

January 3, 2018 - Industry News

Michelin, Sumitomo Strike Commercial Tire Deal

Logo: Michelin

Michelin North America Inc. and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) have agreed to combine their respective North American replacement tire distribution and related service operations in a 50-50 joint venture.

Tags: Michelin, Truck Tires, Tires, Sumitomo, Joint Venture

December 28, 2017 - Industry News

Michelin Sells TCi Stores, Retread Shop to Independent Dealers

Michelin North America Inc. has sold four Tire Centers stores and a TCi retread plant to two independent commercial tire dealers.

Tags: Michelin, Tires, TCI, Mergers & Acquisitions, Parts and Service

December 27, 2017 - Industry News

Freightliner Recalls 3,000 Trucks for Brake Caliper Issue

The Freightliner 108SD was one of several models recalled by Daimler Trucks North America for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts. Photo: Freightliner

Daimler Trucks North America is recalling certain 2018 Freightliner, Western Star and Freightliner Custom Chassis vehicles for an issue with improperly torqued brake caliper mounting bolts.

Tags: Freightliner, Western Star, Recalls, Brakes, Freightliner Custom Chassis

December 22, 2017 - Industry News

Accuride Expands North American Distribution Network

Photo: Accuride

Component supplier Accuride has announced a strategic expansion of its North American distribution network to provide targeted customer coverage in key regional markets.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Accuride, Distribution, Parts and Service

December 13, 2017 - Industry News

Missouri Tech Named Grand Champion of Rush Rodeo

Euler on stage accepting his award for Grand Champion of the Rush Technician Rodeo. Photo: Rush Truck Centers

At Rush Truck Centers’ 12th annual Technician Rodeo in San Antonio, Justin Euler, from Rush Truck Center, St. Peters, Mo, was named this year’s Grand Champion. Euler has been a technician with Rush for six years.

Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Awards, Technicians, Rush Tech Skills Rodeo

December 11, 2017 - Industry News

Meritor Launches First Products Through Mach Brand

Image via Mach

Meritor has announced the availability of the first products under its new Mach value brand that includes approximately 2,000 part numbers for the company's driveline, drive axle and transmission offerings.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Meritor, Parts and Service

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