May 12, 2016 - Industry News
Registration is open for the third annual National Student Technicians Competition at TMCFutureTech 2016, announced event sponsor Velociti.
Tags: ATA, TMC, Competition, Technicians, TMCSuperTech
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
May 10, 2016 - Industry News
International Truck will be the first OEM to offer over-the-air truck programming for Cummins engines, allowing fleets to update engine control modules with a secure Wi-Fi connection.
Tags: Cummins, International, Engines, Wi-Fi
Michelin Americas Truck Tires has opened a new Oliver Rubber retread facility in El Paso, Texas, called Border Recapping.
Tags: New Facility, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Retreads, Oliver Rubber, Dealers, Texas, Tires
Navistar, Inc. announced subscriptions to OnCommand Connection (OCC), the company's open architecture remote diagnostics system, have surpassed the 200,000 vehicle mark.
Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Navistar, Navistar OnCommand
May 5, 2016 - Product News
The Automotive Distribution Network has partnered with Innova Fleet Services to provide the group’s members with a telematics solution to efficiently manage small- and medium-sized fleets.
Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Software, Vehicle Tracking
May 4, 2016 - Product News
Mitchell 1 has reached an agreement to provide repair information, diagnostics, estimating and maintenance software to the fleet management and maintenance services provider First Vehicle Services.
Tags: First Vehicle Services, Software, Mitchell 1, Technicians, Repair Shops
April 29, 2016 - Industry News
Paccar Parts has opened its new $32 million distribution center in Renton, Wash., which services dealers in the Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada.
Tags: Parts, Paccar Parts, Distribution Centers
April 25, 2016 - Industry News
The data integration allows customers who use both systems to receive automated odometer readings and Diagnostic Trouble Code (DTC) Alerts from GPS Insight inside the Fleetio software application.
Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, GPS Insight, Fleetio, Telematics
Great Dane’s AdvantEdge national aftermarket parts and service program has expanded in Texas with four new service provider locations in the state.
Tags: Trailers, Aftermarket, Great Dane, Repair Shops
April 18, 2016 - Product News
Purkeys has partnered with Maxwell Technologies to produce a portable jump starter called CAPS that's designed for heavy- and light-duty applications.
Tags: Maxwell Technologies, Jumpstarter, Engines, Purkey's Fleet Electric
April 14, 2016 - Industry News
HDA Truck Pride and the Aftermarket Auto Parts Alliance have created the Aftermarket Distributors Alliance, designed to help both groups meet the needs of fleets running a variety of equipment types.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, HDA Truck Pride
The Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations has just made it more affordable for smaller carriers to join the association and benefit from the group's information resources on spec'ing and maintenance issues.
Tags: TMC, Associations, Small Fleets
April 7, 2016 - Industry News
Commercial tire dealer and retreader BestDrive has purchased Brahler’s Trucker Supply, significantly expanding its presence in the Midwest.
Tags: Tires, Continental Tire the Americas, Retreads, Mergers & Acquisitions
April 4, 2016 - Industry News
TravelCenters of America hjas announced that its TA Truck Service, Petro: Lube, RoadSquad Connect, RoadSquad OnSite and eShop will all now fall under the single-brand umbrella of TA Truck Service.
Tags: Roadside Assistance, Vehicle Repairs, Petro, TravelCenters of America
In a partnership with Love’s Travel Stops, Great Dane will offer AdvantEdge emergency roadside service at Love’s locations.
Tags: Roadside Assistance, Love's Travel Stops, Great Dane
March 31, 2016 - Industry News
Trading on its global presence in the commercial tire market and the tremendous success of its consumer brand in the NAFTA market over the past decade, Pirelli plans to bring several popular sizes and types of truck tires to North America later this year.
March 31, 2016 - Product News
The Uniroyal brand is adding two more sizes to its recently launched line of commercial truck tires, the company announced.
Tags: Tires, Uniroyal, Regional, Delivery Fleets
March 30, 2016 - Industry News
LOUISVILLE, KY — When you think of innovation, you may automatically think of technology. But a panel of HDT’s Truck Fleet Innovators Wednesday revealed that in many cases, it’s really all about people.
Tags: Fleet Forum, Driver Shortage, Fleet Innovators, Technicians, MATS
March 28, 2016 - Industry News
The Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) expanded with a third location in Exton, Pa. Approximately 100 students graduate from PTI each year.
Tags: Peterbilt, Technician Training, PTI
March 23, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has determined that vehicles included in Volvo Trucks' recent safety recall that have not been repaired should not be operated and are to be immediately placed out of service.
Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, Volvo Trucks, Recalls, Out of Service
March 21, 2016 - Product News
Fleet mobility technology company PeopleNet has announced the integration of a tire pressure monitoring system from Wabco.
Tags: PeopleNet, Wabco, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
March 21, 2016 - Industry News
Brian Cunningham has been promoted to vice president of sales for GCR Tires & Service, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.
Tags: Sales, Leadership, People, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, GCR Tires & Service
March 17, 2016 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall of certain VNL, VNM and VNX truck models because some of them may have steering shafts that could separate, resulting in complete loss of steering.
Tags: Recalls, Steering System, Volvo Trucks North America, NHTSA
March 16, 2016 - Product News
Petro-Canada Lubricants has launched the Lube 360 Product Selector, an online tool designed to help fleets make more informed decisions about the lubricants they use in their vehicles.
Tags: Lubricants, Online Tool, Petro-Canada Lubricants
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