February 13, 2015 - Industry News
Truck Writers of North America named five finalists for its 2014 Technical Achievement Award. The winner will be announced during the Technology & Maintenance Council's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.
Tags: Technology, Awards, Truck Writers of North America, Technology & Maintenance Council
February 10, 2015 - Product News
Maxwell Technologies signed an agreement with Purkeys for distribution of Maxwell’s Engine Start Module product line to the heavy-duty trucking industry.
Tags: Maxwell Technologies, Starters, ESM, Purkey's Fleet Electric, Electrical System, Batteries
February 2, 2015 - Industry News
A panel of industry leaders shared their thoughts on the current state of truck service during a discussion moderated by Gary Cummings, president and CEO of FleetNet America at the recent Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue.
Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Aftermarket Parts, Rush Enterprises, Events, Roundtable Discussions
January 29, 2015 - Industry News
Before you can talk about what’s occurring in the truck parts aftermarket, you need to first look at what happened with new truck sales in prior years. For instance, while the number of medium-duty trucks has stayed the same since 1994, the number of Class 8 trucks has nearly doubled in that time.
Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Class 8, Aftermarket Parts, Aftermarket
January 28, 2015 - Industry News
Saying that service is the key to the parts industry, Stu MacKay, president of MacKay & Co. focused on how changing service patterns are affecting the truck parts aftermarket.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Aftermarket Parts, HDAD, MacKay and Co., Parts and Service
January 28, 2015 - Product News
LAS VEGAS -- Meritor announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week that it's expanding its air disc brake product line, expanding its Euclid-branded suspension product line, and will launch a network of Meritor-approved repair shops with independent service garages across the United States and Canada.
Tags: Meritor, Brakes, HDAW, Suspensions, AIr Disc Brakes
Members of the Technology and Maintenance Council will discuss fuel efficient tires at the organization’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Expo next month in Nashville,
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Industry Event, Annual Meeting, Tires
January 27, 2015 - Industry News
Bridgestone Commercial has designed and launched a new website for its Dayton line of commercial truck tires.
Tags: Truck Tires, Bridgestone, Tires and Wheels, Online Tool, Tires
Compared with 2013, truck tire shipments in 2014 were up 1.6 million units, while the number of retreaded tires was up 800,000 units.
Tags: Truck Tires, Retreads, Tires and Wheels, Tires
January 22, 2015 - Industry News
Ryder is now using 10W-30 grade oil to service all Ryder lease, rental and maintenance customer vehicle as part of the company’s preventive maintenance program.
Tags: OIl, Ryder System, Low-Viscosity Oil, Preventive Maintenance
January 14, 2015 - Industry News
Strengthening commercial trucking safety is one of four new issues on the National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted List for 2015, including active safety systems and underride guard improvements, while distracted driving returns to the list.
Tags: Regulations, Distracted Driving, NTSB, Driver Health, Underride guard, Medical Examiners
January 9, 2015 - Industry News
A Midwest/Northeast mobile maintenance and repair company is turning to independent contractors to help it expand its trailer maintenance offerings.
Tags: Trailers, Maintenance Contract, Independent Contractors, Fleet Enterprises
January 6, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration officially notified CMA and Double Coin Holdings that Double Coin Tires missing a load rating sidewall marker are not a threat to vehicle safety.
Tags: Double Coin, Safety & Compliance, CMA, NHTSA
January 5, 2015 - Industry News
Bad components and adjustment caused inspectors to place a higher percentage of trucks out of service during 2014's Brake Safety Week than during the '13 event, says the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
Tags: Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, Safety, inspections
Heavy Duty Trucking's editors have a lot to say. Check out a few of the most popular musings from Deborah Lockridge, Jim Park and Tom Berg in 2014.
Tags: Accidents, Trailers, Speeding, Blogs
December 23, 2014 - Industry News
China Manufacturers Alliance is recalling certain Bluestar LQ225 size 8-14.5 low platform trailer tires manufactured Feb. 24, 2013, to Aug. 9, 2014.
Tags: Recalls, China Manufacturers Alliance, NHTSA, Tires and Wheels
Marangoni Tread North America manufactured the company’s 4 millionth tread at its Madison, Tennessee, facility.
Tags: Retreads, Marangoni, Tires and Wheels, Tires
December 23, 2014 - Press Release
Michelin Americas Truck Tires upgraded its dealer locator app, offering drag and drop capability, type ahead functionality, more search options and one-click access to all key dealer information.
Tags: Michelin, Information Technology, Google Maps, Mobile Apps, Tires
December 17, 2014 - Industry News
Rush Enterprises named technician Erick Lincoln of Albuquerque, New Mexico, its all-around champion for the company’s ninth Tech Skill Rodeo. The competition took place Dec. 15-16 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Awards, Technicians, Rush Tech Skills Rodeo, Dealers
December 11, 2014 - Press Release
Betts Truck Parts & Service, one of three divisions of the Betts Company, has announced the launch of its new website at BettsTruckParts.com.
Tags: New Website, Betts Company, Betts Truck Parts and Service
December 9, 2014 - Industry News
The joint Mack and Volvo Uptime Center brings all of the companies' aftermarket experts under one roof, where the support people and their expertise can get immediately to work on a customer downtime problem.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Dealers, Telematics, Downtime
As soon as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration publishes the final rule, probably on December 18, truck drivers will no longer have to file inspection reports when there are no defects in the truck.
Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Inspection, DVIR
December 5, 2014 - Industry News
The Michelin X Tweel Airless Radial Tire is a non-pneumatic tire for commercial vehicles that connects the tire and wheel with a rigid hub connected to a shear beam made of flexible, deformable polyurethane spokes.
Tags: Michelin, Tires, Skid Steer, Mowers
November 24, 2014 - Industry News
Mack Trucks recently launched a new skill contest open to technicians in its dealer network called the Mack Masters Competition. There will be 991 participants making up 263 teams in a competition of hands-on skill and knowledge of Mack systems and procedures.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Competition, Technician Training, Technicians, Mack Masters Competition
November 10, 2014 - Industry News
Goodyear Tire and Rubber added a new Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center in the Greensboro area of North Carolina.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Tires, Service Center, Goodyear Tire & Rubber
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