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October 21, 2016 - Product News

Purkeys Partners with AutoMeter on Electrical Repair Tools

Photo: Purkeys

Purkeys has announced a new partnership with AutoMeter aimed at supplying fleets and technicians with the necessary tools to diagnose and repair electrical issues.

Tags: Tools, Battery Charger, Electrical System, Purkey's Fleet Electric

October 19, 2016 - Industry News

Fyda Freightliner Offers Mobile Diagnosis of Repairs

Fyda Freightliner Cincinnati has announced the Mobile Express Assessment Program, which offers a mobile assessment of repairs to customers in the greater Cincinnati area.

Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Diagnostics, Repair Shops, Fyda Freightliner

October 19, 2016 - Industry News

Navistar Simplifies Core Exchange Process Management

Navistar's new Core Advantage Program is designed to help fleet owners manage their core exchange process. Cores are used components, like engine blocks, that Fleets send to OEMs in exchange for credit and are used to rebuild and resell as remanufactured parts.

Tags: Navistar, Aftermarket Parts, Remanufactured Parts

October 12, 2016 - Product News

VehicleDowntimeView Helps Measure and Manage Downtime

Image via ARI

Fleet services provider ARI has developed a technology called VehicleDowntimeView that measures how long a vehicle is out of service and provides data to manage the reduction of a fleet’s total downtime.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, ARI, Vehicle Tracking, Downtime

October 11, 2016 - Product News

Oliver Rubber Website Includes Redesigned Retread Selector

Screenshot via Oliver Rubber

Oliver Rubber Company has redesigned its website,, based on customer feedback, adding features like a retread selector and dealer locator to help users better manage their business.

Tags: Website, Tires, Retreads, Oliver Rubber

October 4, 2016 - Product News

Mack Releases Asist Mobile App for Service Management

Officials from Mack Trucks made several announcement to the trucking press Monday afternoon during the American Trucking Associations' annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Mack Trucks has announced its Mack Asist mobile app that allows customers to manage service and unplanned events from any location on a mobile device.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Mack Trucks, Connected Vehicle Technology, Mobile Apps, Repairs

October 3, 2016 - Product News

SmartLinq Updates Include Improvements to Repair Management

Peterbilt introduced new technology improvements to its SmartLinq remote diagnostics platform, adding reasoning engine technology and SmartLinq Service Management.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Peterbilt, Vehicle Repairs, Parts and Service

October 2, 2016 - Industry News

Velociti Rolls Out Monitoring and Maintenance for On-Board Technologies

Deryk Powell, Velociti president, details new monitoring and maintennace program for on-board technologies. Photo: Evan Lockridge

LAS VEGAS -- Velociti, a provider of technology deployment and support services, announced its new VelociCare program for post-deployment maintenance support of on-board technologies, including ELDs, at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.

Tags: ELDs, ATA MC&E, Velociti, On-Board Technology

October 1, 2016 - Industry News

Noregon Launches TripVision Safety Management

Noregon's Director of Telematics Sales says TripVision is ideal for fleets that operate trucks from different makers. Photo: Evan Lockridge

LAS VEGAS – One day before the official start of the American Trucking Associations annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, there were several product announcements, including from vehicle data company Noregon.

Tags: Noregon Systems, ATA MC&E, telematics

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Expands Truck Maintenance Program to all Locations

Photo: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has announced it will expand its truck maintenance program at all travel stop locations nationwide.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops

September 26, 2016 - Industry News

Report: Small Fleets Keep Trucks Nearly Twice as Long as Large Fleets

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A study jointly produced by FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research is now available, examining heavy duty vehicle usage, maintenance practices and replacement parts purchasing activity.

Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Vehicle Purchasing, Survey, CK Commercial Vehicle Research, FTR

September 20, 2016 - Product News

ExxonMobil Unveils PC-11 Specification Lineup of Mobil Delvac Oils

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ExxonMobil unveiled its lineup of enhanced Mobil Delvac diesel engine oils that are designed to meet or exceed the CK-4 and FA-4 categories of API Proposed Category 11, known as PC-11, specification.

Tags: Exxon Mobil, PC-11, Engine Oils, Mobil Delvac

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Wabco Offers Maintenance Tips Ahead of Brake Safety Week

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With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week coming soon, Wabco is offering and Air Disc Brake Maintenance Care Tips Checklist for fleets, drivers and maintenance technicians.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, Wabco, Air Disc Brake

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Haldex Donates Training Equipment to Diesel Technology Program

A class from teh Northalnd Career Center Diesel Technology Program poses with Haldex's donated air brake system board. Photo via Haldex

Air brake system manufacturer Haldex has donated an air brake system board to the Northland Career Center Diesel Technology Program as a training aide for young technicians.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Technician Training, Technicians, Haldex

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

“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



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