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August 29, 2016 - Industry News

DOC Says 40% Tariffs Due on Truck Tires From China

Photo courtesy of Modern Tire Dealer

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

August 29, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Releases Updated Manuals for Technicians

The manuals guide technicians toward compliance with CSA standards and help them participate in TMC's SuperTech competition, held during the group's fall meeting. Photo: Tom Berg

“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 Unveils New Delo 400 CK-4 and FA-4 Engine Oils

FA-4 oils will be designated with yellow caps and coloring on the label. Photo: Chevron

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 Adds 450-HP ISX12 Ratings

Photo of ISX12 engine courtesy of Cummins.

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 Offers Roadside Assistance Program

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

Great Dane Adds Nevada Service Provider to AdvantEdge Network

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

August 18, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Offers Low-Viscosity Oil Fill for New Engines

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 Truck Group Technicians Compete in Skills Contest

[Left to right] Ryan Deleon, 1st Place Overall; Duke Fancher, Vice President of Service Operations; Nathan Holden, 2nd Place Overall; and Jonathan Metz, 3rd Place Overall Photo: Summit Holdings

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 Opens Alabama Service Center

Photo: TravelCenters of America

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

August 16, 2016 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Adds RTS Rig Parts and More

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 Launches Mobile Vehicle Inspections

Screenshots courtesy of Fleetio.

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 Refreshes FleetPreferred Parts & Service Platform

Photo: Mack Trucks

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

August 11, 2016 - Industry News

Great Dane AdvantEdge Adds San Antonio Service Provider

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

Stertil-Koni to Provide Briefings, Demos at National Lift Week

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

Can Big Trucks be Hacked?

Photo by Jim Park

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

Mascot Truck Parts Launches Online Inventory Portal

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 to Live-Stream Tech Seminar on Duramax Fuel Systems

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

July 29, 2016 - Industry News

Bendix Updates Trailer Parking Brake Valve Issue

To verify that the Bendix SR-5 valve has been repaired per the recall campaign, look for the presence of a black or green tie wrap secured to the valve body. Photo: Bendix

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

New Isuzu Facility Aims to Serve Dealers and Customers

Isuzu's new Center of Excellence facility. Photo: Isuzu Commercial Truck of America

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

Reading Group Offers Online Inventory Access

Photo courtesy of The Reading Group.

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

July 26, 2016 - Industry News

CVSA Brake Check Puts 12% Out of Service for Violations

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

July 26, 2016 - Industry News

Trailer Technicians Added to TMC National Skills Competition

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

Tread Depth Violations Highlight Tire-Focused Roadcheck

The number of inspections with tire violations shows the increased enforcement activity during Roadcheck. Graph: Vigillo

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

Petroleum Institute Campaigns to Educate About New Oils

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

Shell Debuts Oils Formulated for API CK-4 and FA-4 Categories

Image: Shell Lubricants

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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