August 29, 2016 - Industry News
The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) says truck and bus tire manufacturers in China are dumping tires in the U.S. at less than fair market value, and those tires should be subject to tariffs of at least 20%. The tariffs are retroactive.
Tags: China, Truck Tires, Tariffs, U.S. Department of Commerce
“By following each manual’s quality PMI program, fleets are provided a road map to follow for maximum return on assets and optimal component life of major vehicle systems,” said Carl Kirk, TMC executive director and an ATA vice president.
Tags: CSA, TMC, Continuing Education, TMC SuperTech, Preventive Maintenance, Technician Training
August 25, 2016 - Product News
Chevron unveiled its new line of Delo 400 engine oils meeting the American Petroleum Institute’s new CK-4 and FA-4 heavy-duty diesel oil specifications, offering improvements in fuel economy and engine protection.
Tags: Fuel Economy, Chevron Lubricants, Chevron Delo, PC-11, Engine Oils
August 25, 2016 - Industry News
Cummins Inc. announced the availability of two new 450-hp ISX12 ratings for linehaul and regional-haul truck markets.
Tags: Cummins, Cummins ISX12, HP Ratings
August 23, 2016 - Product News
Apex Capital is now offering access to truck breakdown assistance, road service, towing and accident dispatch services through the company’s 24/7 Roadside Rescue program.
Tags: Roadside Assistance, Parts and Service, Apex Capital
August 18, 2016 - Industry News
Silver State Truck & Trailer of Las Vegas, Nev., has signed on as an authorized service provider for Great Dane’s AdvantEdge National Parts and Service program.
Tags: Great Dane, Parts and Service, AdvantEdge
Volvo Trucks North America will offer a new factory fill engine oil for the Volvo D11, D13 and D16 engines, with Volvo's new oil spec allowing for longer oil drain intervals.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Engine Oil, Volvo Trucks North America, PC-11
August 17, 2016 - Industry News
Summit Holdings recently held its 4th annual Summit Truck Group Technician Rodeo, pitting the company’s top technicians against each other in a skills competition.
Tags: Competition, Technicians, Summit Truck Group, Truck Dealers
August 16, 2016 - Industry News
TravelCenters of America has opened a TA Truck Service Facility in Lincoln, Ala., offering four truck service bays.
Tags: Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Repairs, TravelCenters of America, Truck Stops
The Lubbock, Texas-based RTS Rig Parts and More has joined the HDA Truck Pride network of independent parts and service providers.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, HDA Truck Pride, Distributors, Parts and Service
August 16, 2016 - Press Release
Fleetio has begun offering a Web-based software module that provides an alternative to paper-based vehicle inspections for fleets, the company has announced.
Tags: Fleetio, Mobile Apps, Inspections
August 11, 2016 - Industry News
Mack Trucks has launched the Mack FleetPreferred parts and service purchasing platform, formerly known as MVPreferred or simply Preferred.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Mack Trucks, Parts and Service
JTM Truck & Trailer Service of San Antonio, Texas, has signed on as an authorized service provider for Great Dane’s AdvantEdge National Aftermarket Parts & Service program.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Great Dane, Parts and Service
August 10, 2016 - Press Release
Vehicle lift maker Stertil-Koni will continue to sponsor National Lift Week, a event highlighting the best practices in vehicle lifting safety, efficiency, durability and environmental friendliness.
Tags: Vehicle Lifts, Safety Technology, Stertil-Koni, National Lift Week
August 8, 2016 - Industry News
Recent research proves it is possible to take partial control of some truck systems via direct connection to a truck's on-board diagnostic port, or data port. Whether or not remote control is possible remains to be proven.
Tags: Vehicle Hacking
August 4, 2016 - Product News
Canadian wholesale remanufacturer of truck parts and components Mascot Truck Parts Canada has launched a secure customer portal, allowing customers to search inventory online.
Tags: Parts Inventory, Online Tool, Parts and Service
July 29, 2016 - Industry News
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
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
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
Work Truck Solutions has partnered with The Reading Group to provide up-to-date bailment pool inventory online.
Tags: Bailment Pools, The Reading Group, Work Truck Solutions, Online Inventory
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
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
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
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
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
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