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April 29, 2016 - Industry News

Paccar Parts Opens Larger Renton Distribution Center

PACCAR Parts’ new $32 million distribution center in Renton, Wash., is now fully operational. Photo: Paccar Parts

Paccar Parts has opened its new $32 million distribution center in Renton, Wash., which services dealers in the Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada.

Tags: Parts, Paccar Parts, Distribution Centers

April 25, 2016 - Industry News

GPS Insight Integrates with Fleetio

PHOTO: GPS Insight

The data integration allows customers who use both systems to receive automated odometer readings and Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Alerts from GPS Insight inside the Fleetio software application.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, GPS Insight, Fleetio, telematics

April 25, 2016 - Industry News

Great Dane AdvantEdge Gains 4 Texas Locations

Photo via Reefer Pro Plus

Great Dane’s AdvantEdge national aftermarket parts and service program has expanded in Texas with four new service provider locations in the state.

Tags: Trailers, Aftermarket, Great Dane, Repair Shops

April 18, 2016 - Product News

Purkeys Partners with Maxwell on Portable Jump Starter

Photo via Purkeys

Purkeys has partnered with Maxwell Technologies to produce a portable jump starter called CAPS that's designed for heavy- and light-duty applications.

Tags: Maxwell Technologies, Jumpstarter, Engines, Purkey's Fleet Electric

April 14, 2016 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride, Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance Team Up

HDA Truck Pride and the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance have created the Aftermarket Distributors Alliance, designed to help both groups meet the needs of fleets running a variety of equipment types.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, HDA Truck Pride

April 14, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Adds Small-Fleet Category

TMC officials open the 2016 TMC annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. File photo: Deborah Lockridge

The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations has just made it more affordable for smaller carriers to join the association and benefit from the group's information resources on spec'ing and maintenance issues.

Tags: TMC, Associations, Small Fleets

April 7, 2016 - Industry News

BestDrive Expands Midwest Presence Through Brahler’s Acquisition

Commercial tire dealer and retreader BestDrive has purchased Brahler’s Trucker Supply, significantly expanding its presence in the Midwest.

Tags: Tires, Continental Tire the Americas, Retreads, Mergers & Acquisitions

April 4, 2016 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Announces TA Truck Service Brand

Photo: TA

TravelCenters of America hjas announced that its TA Truck Service, Petro: Lube, RoadSquad Connect, RoadSquad OnSite and eShop will all now fall under the single-brand umbrella of TA Truck Service.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Repairs, Petro, TravelCenters of America

April 4, 2016 - Industry News

Great Dane Expands AdvantEdge Road Service Through Love’s

Screenshot via Great Dane YoutTube.

In a partnership with Love’s Travel Stops, Great Dane will offer AdvantEdge emergency roadside service at Love’s locations.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Love's Travel Stops, Great Dane

March 31, 2016 - Industry News

Pirelli Bringing Truck Tires to North America

Clif Armstrong, president of TP Commercial Solutions, LLC

Trading on its global presence in the commercial tire market and the tremendous success of its consumer brand in the NAFTA market over the past decade, Pirelli plans to bring several popular sizes and types of truck tires to North America later this year.

March 31, 2016 - Product News

Uniroyal Adds 2 Sizes to Commercial Truck Tire Lineup

Photo via Uniroyal Tire

The Uniroyal brand is adding two more sizes to its recently launched line of commercial truck tires, the company announced.

Tags: Tires, Uniroyal, Regional, Delivery Fleets

March 30, 2016 - Industry News

It's All About People Power for HDT's Truck Fleet Innovators

From left, Jim Park, Randy McGregor, Gerry Mead, Joyce Brenny and Bob Poulos. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

LOUISVILLE, KY — When you think of innovation, you may automatically think of technology. But a panel of HDT’s Truck Fleet Innovators Wednesday revealed that in many cases, it’s really all about people.

Tags: Fleet Forum, Driver Shortage, Fleet Innovators, Technicians, MATS

March 28, 2016 - Industry News

Peterbilt Expands Technician Institute

The Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) expanded with a third location in Exton, Pa. Approximately 100 students graduate from PTI each year.

Tags: Peterbilt, Technician Training, PTI

March 23, 2016 - Industry News

FMCSA Orders Recalled Volvo Trucks Placed Out of Service

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has determined that vehicles included in Volvo Trucks' recent safety recall that have not been repaired should not be operated and are to be immediately placed out of service.

Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, Volvo Trucks, Recalls, Out of Service

March 21, 2016 - Product News

PeopleNet Announces Tire Pressure Monitoring Integration

Fleet mobility technology company PeopleNet has announced the integration of a tire pressure monitoring system from Wabco.

Tags: PeopleNet, Wabco, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

March 21, 2016 - Industry News

GCR Tire and Service Appoints New Sales VP

Brian Cunningham has been promoted to vice president of sales for GCR Tires & Service, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.

Tags: Sales, Leadership, People, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, GCR Tires & Service

March 17, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Recalls Nearly 16,000 Trucks for Steering Shaft Problem

Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall of certain VNL, VNM and VNX truck models because some of them may have steering shafts that could separate, resulting in complete loss of steering.

Tags: Recalls, Steering System, Volvo Trucks North America, NHTSA

March 16, 2016 - Product News

Online Tool Helps Fleets Select the Right Lubricants

Screenshot via Petro-Canada

Petro-Canada Lubricants has launched the Lube 360 Product Selector, an online tool designed to help fleets make more informed decisions about the lubricants they use in their vehicles.

Tags: Lubricants, Online Tool, Petro-Canada Lubricants

March 14, 2016 - Industry News

Bridgestone Appoints GCR Tire and Service Executive Director

Bridgestone Americas has appointed Doyle Bradford its executive director, service offering for GCR Tires & Service, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.

Tags: Leadership, Bridgestone, Tires, People, GCR Tires & Service

March 7, 2016 - Product News

Goodyear Opens Tire and Service Centers in 5 Cities

Photo: Goodyear

Goodyear has opened five new Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers offering truck tires, retreads and Goodyear-Fleet HQ Roadside Service.

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

March 4, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Chairman Takes Aim at Technician Shortage

Doug White, 2016-2017 TMC chairman. Photo: Deborah Lockridge

While the technician shortage can’t be fixed tomorrow, Doug White believes it’s time for trucking to up its game when it comes to long-term solutions. Learn more in this interview with the new chairman of the Technology & Maintenance Council.

Tags: Technician Shortage, TMC

March 1, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Awards Five Members With Silver Spark Plug

American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored five trucking industry professionals with the Silver Spark Plug Award, the group’s highest honor.

Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, Awards, People

February 29, 2016 - Product News

International Adds Over-the-Air Reprogramming for Trucks

Over-the-air reprogramming of engine control modules is now available on all International Truck models powered by N9, N10 and N13 engines, the company announced.

Tags: Engine Control Systems, International Trucks, Engines, Wi-Fi

February 28, 2016 - Industry News

Haldex Re-enters North American ADB market

The first member of the ModulT family to be introduced in North America is the 22.5-inch optimized trailer brake, weighing 70 pounds including pads. It will soon be followed with 19.5-inch and 22.5-inch air disc brake sizes for trucks and buses

Tags: TMC, DISC BRAKES, HALDEX

February 28, 2016 - Industry News

Aperia's Halo Finds a Home at Over 100 Fleets

Aperia's Halo bolts on in 10-15 minutes and requires no additional connections.

Rapid adoption of thousands of tractor bolt-on inflation systems follows more than 50 fleet tests, validating Halo’s performance and ability to drive significant safety and efficiency benefits

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, Tires

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