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
July 13, 2016 - Industry News
Owners of Mercedes-Benz trucks will soon be installing genuine plastic replacement parts that have been produced on a 3D printer.
Tags: 3D Printing, Parts Printing, Global
July 12, 2016 - Industry News
A masking mistake during pre-paint washing of assembled Cummins ISX12 and ISX15 diesels has resulted in electrical shorts and stalling problems with some of them, requiring a recall of 5,439 of the heavy-duty models.
Tags: Recalls, Cummins ISX12, Cummins ISX, Cummins ISX15
June 29, 2016 - Industry News
A new report concludes that most fleets should look at adopting lower-viscosity engine oils for fuel savings.
Tags: Fuel Economy, PC-11, NACFE, Engine Oils, Low-Viscosity Oil
June 28, 2016 - Industry News
Caterpillar has reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit over allegedly defective ACERT EPA 2007-compliant engines, with owners of these engines eligible to receive $500 to $10,000 per engine.
Tags: Diesel Engines, Caterpillar, Diesel Emissions, EPA, Litigation
June 27, 2016 - Industry News
Froesel Tire of St. Louis, Mo., has become a member of Marangoni Tread North America's family of independent retreaders.
Tags: Tires, Dealers, Retreads, Marangoni
June 21, 2016 - Industry News
North Dixie Truck and Trailer of Lima, Ohio, has joined the Power Heavy Duty network of independent distributors and service specialists.
Tags: Distributors, Service Center, Suppliers, Power Heavy Duty
June 20, 2016 - Industry News
The Greensboro, N.C., location of TranSource has been designated a Mack Certified Uptime Center, becoming one of the first 15 dealers in North America to receive the distinction.
Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Mack Trucks, Service Center, Uptime, Dealers
June 14, 2016 - Industry News
Five years after its launch, Detroit has marked the 200,000th installation of its Detroit Connect Virtual Technician integrated remote diagnostic system hardware.
Tags: DD15, DD13, DD16, Detroit Virtual Technician
June 10, 2016 - Product News
Purkeys has announced that the 20 Amp Applied Load Module comes with the Purkeys' Liftgate Double Check as a free accessory to the testing tool.
Tags: Batteries, Purkey's Fleet Electric, Liftgates
June 8, 2016 - Industry News
Ford will begin offering the Telogis-powered Maintenance Connect this summer that will allow fleets to connect their vehicles to a Ford service center and provide real-time diagnostics and preventive maintenance information.
Tags: Telogis, Ford, Preventative Maintenance
June 7, 2016 - Product News
Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ ACom Diagnostics software hit a milestone recently, scoring its 50,000th download.
Tags: Software, Diagnostics, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
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