July 26, 2016 - Industry News
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
Accuride has launched a new series of how-to videos to help fleet maintenance technicians properly install and service the company’s steel and aluminum wheels and Gunite-brand brake drums.
Tags: Maintenance, Video Series, Accuride, Wheel Ends
June 2, 2016 - Product News
Heavy-duty product manufacturer Gates Corporation has announced its 2016 heavy-duty aftermarket and automotive marketing programs and promotions.
Tags: Aftermarket, Marketing, Promotions, Gates
June 2, 2016 - Industry News
With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s 29th annual International Roadcheck starting on June 7, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is offering key points on inspecting and maintaining its components.
Tags: Vehicle Safety, Inspections, CVSA, Roadcheck, Preventative Maintenance, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems
June 1, 2016 - Industry News
ATA's Technology and Maintenance Council will hold its 2016 Fall Meeting and annual National Technician Skills competitions from Sept. 18-22 at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, N.C.
Tags: ATA, TMC, Events, Technicians, TMCSuperTech
May 25, 2016 - Product News
Monro Muffler Brake has acquired tire retailer McGee Tire Stores, adding 29 stores and one retread facility to expand the company’s footprint in Florida.
Tags: Tires, Monro Muffler Brake, Mergers & Acquisitions
May 23, 2016 - Product News
Vipar Heavy Duty has expanded its TruckForce Service Center program with added tools, resources and services to support independent service centers.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Vipar Heavy Duty, Suppliers, Repair Shops
May 18, 2016 - Industry News
The American Petroleum Institute is introducing a special Service Symbol Donut designed to help buyers differentiate between the new API FA-4 and CK-4 service categories for diesel-engine oils.
Tags: American Petroleum Institute, Diesel Engine Oil, PC-11, Engine Oils
May 12, 2016 - Industry News
Registration is open for the third annual National Student Technicians Competition at TMCFutureTech 2016, announced event sponsor Velociti.
May 11, 2016 - Product News
Industry statistics suggest only about 30% of fleets do wheel balancing, and even those fleets usually balance only the steer axle wheels. IMI Products says if fleets balanced wheels at every position. they could see fuel savings and gains in tire life that would return their investment in balancing compounds tenfold in the just the first year.
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, Tires, IMI, Tire Balancing
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