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March 4, 2018 - Product News

SAF-Holland Unveils Tire Pilot Plus Tire Pressure Management System

SAF-Holland¹s new Tire Pilot Plus Tire Pressure Management System has been adopted from the company¹s European TMPS offering, which has been on the market since 2013. Photo: Jack Roberts

SAF-Holland says its new Tire Pilot Plus can top off or even release air to make sure proper tire pressures are maintained across a trailer. The active tire pressure management system been engineered to work seamlessly with the company¹s suspension and axle offerings.

Tags: ATA, TMC, SAF-Holland, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, Tires, ATIS, Truck Tires, Tire Inflation

March 4, 2018 - Industry News

Technology & Maintenance Council Meeting Kicks off in Atlanta

The TMC exhibit hall show floor takes shape Sunday. Photo: Jim Park

As TMC's annual meeting kicks off this week, news on new products, maintenance procedures and emerging technology in the trucking industry will flow out of Atlanta, including sessions on hot topics such as last-mile delivery and autonomous trucks.

Tags: Maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Technology, TMC, Future Trucks, Events

March 2, 2018 - Industry News

Reyco Granning Names Dunai as Sales and Marketing VP

Dunai

Reyco Granning has appointed Arnold Dunai as vice president of sales and marketing, effective March 5. Dunai will be responsible for driving the company’s sales growth.

Tags: Reyco Granning, People, New Hire

March 2, 2018 - Press Release

Kenworth Donates $400K to Community College

SLCC President Deneece G. Huftalin (left) and Kenworth Sales Company President Kyle Treadway celebrate the donation. (Photo courtesy of Kenworth)

Kenworth announced a $400,000 donation to Salt Lake Community College’s new Westpointe Workforce Training & Education Center to invest in the students who will soon be training within the Westpointe diesel technician program.

Tags: Technician Shortage, Kenworth, Technician Training, Donations

March 1, 2018 - Press Release

SelecTrucks Launches Roadside Select

With response times under an hour, Roadside Select enables owner-operators and drivers to get back on the road as quickly as possible.

Tags: Roadside Assistance, Towing, Emergency Planning, SelecTrucks

February 22, 2018 - Press Release

Snider Fleet Solutions Add TruckSeries Diagnostics

Snider Fleet Solutions, a fleet management services provider, has added Mitchell 1 diagnostic and repair capabilities to its more than 80 locations throughout the South and Midwest.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Medium-Duty Trucks, Mitchell 1, Snider Fleet Solutions

February 20, 2018 - Industry News

Kenworth, Peterbilt Trucks Recalled for Transmission Gear Display

Photo of Peterbilt 567 courtesy of Paccar.

Paccar Inc. is recalling approximately 1,938 2017-2018 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks as well as Peterbilt 567 and 579 trucks equipped with an automated Eaton UltraShift Plus or Eaton Advantage transmission with a right-hand stalk shifter because the transmission gear display may display incorrectly.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, Medium-Duty Trucks, Recalls, Transmissions

February 15, 2018 - Industry News

Truck Tire Shipments Set 2017 Records

Tread of a ULP Ultra Drive Retread Tire courtesy of Michelin North America.

The domestic tire industry reached two milestones in 2017. Replacement truck tire shipments totaled 19.2 million units, a record high.

Tags: Truck Tires, Tires, Trends, Replacement Parts

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

Witchita Inland Truck Absorbs Fleet Maintenance Employees

Image courtesy of Inland Truck Parts<br />

Inland Truck Parts & Service of Wichita, Kan., recently stepped in to offer help when nearby Wichita-based Fleet Maintenance, Inc. was destroyed in a fire.

Tags: Fire, Inland Truck Parts, Mergers & Acquisitions

February 14, 2018 - Industry News

Freightliner Offers Cascadia Detroit Connect Remote Updates

Remote Updates is enabled by the Detroit Connect platform and is part of the Detroit Connect suite of connected vehicle services, which also includes Detroit Connect Virtual Technician and Detroit Connect Analytics. (Image courtesy of Daimler Trucks North America)

Detroit Connect Remote Updates is now available exclusively for the new Freightliner Cascadia spec’ed with Detroit engines.

Tags: Freightliner, Freightliner Cascadia, Detroit, Remote Updates

February 8, 2018 - Product News

Cummins Offers Real-Time Filtration Monitoring

FleetguardFit is a real-time filtration monitoring system offering full visibility to filter and oil life. Screenshot via Cummins Filtration

Cummins Filtration has announced FleetguardFit, a real-time filtration monitoring system that provides customers full visibility to filter and oil life through the use of intelligent sensing and advanced data analytics.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Cummins, Oil, Filters, Oil Filters

January 31, 2018 - Product News

Love’s Expands Speedco Truck Tire Offerings

Love&#39;s is expanding the tire brand offerings at its recently acquired Speedco locations. Photo: Love&#39;s Travel Stops

Love’s Travel Stops is expanding commercial truck tire brand offerings at many of its Speedco locations across the country.

Tags: Goodyear, Firestone, Bridgestone, Tires, Love's Travel Stops, Truck Stops

January 29, 2018 - Industry News

International Increases Warranty Protection for Vocational Trucks

Image of HX Series construction truck courtesy of International trucks.

International Truck announced three plans to deliver on its uptime pledge to vocational truck customers: the extension of the International A26 Customer Uptime Assurance Program for vocational models, a new, Vocational Confidence Warranty Package, and the International A26 Barrel Protection Plan.

Tags: International Trucks, Warranty, International HX, Vocational Trucks

January 26, 2018 - Product News

Denso Announces Diesel Particulate Filter Program Improvements

Improvements include expanded coverage for diesel particulate filters and full coverage for diesel oxidation catalysts coming in the Spring. Photo: Denso

Denso Products and Services Americas has announced a series of improvements to its PowerEdge Diesel Aftertreatment Program.

Tags: New Facility, Aftermarket Parts, Diesel Emissions, DPF, Denso

January 24, 2018 - Industry News

Meritor Launches Aftermarket Air Spring Line, Expands Kingpin Portfolio

Meritor has expanded  available king pin kits through its Genuine and Mach product lines.

Meritor made a series of announcements at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week in Las Vegas, including launching an aftermarket air spring line, expanding king pin kit offerings, and providing a corrosion-resistant coating on hydraulic brake rotors.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Meritor, Brakes, Air Suspension, HDAW, Brake Parts, King Pin Lock

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Meritor Announces More Comprehensive Aftermarket Parts Portfolio

Meritor has designed its  three-tier aftermarket parts portfolio to meet a wide array of fleet requirements in terms of price and performance. Photo: Meritor

Meritor launched a more comprehensive portfolio of aftermarket parts, including distinct "good, better and best" aftermarket brands at multiple price points.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Parts, Meritor, Parts Management, Remanufactured Parts, Maintenance

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Disruption Accelerating in Commercial Truck Market

Stu MacKay delivering an  overview of the history of the heavy-duty commercial vehicle aftermarket during HDAD. Photo: Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue

While globalization has been around for some time, it’s affecting the commercial truck market more than ever before, according to a session at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas Monday.

Tags: HDMA, Aftermarket, HDAD, HDAW, MacKay and Co., Global, Disruptive Technology

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Eaton Improves Access to ServiceRanger 4 Diagnostic Tool

Eaton&#39;s Endurant 12-speed automated transmission. Photo: Eaton

Eaton updated its ServiceRanger 4 diagnostic and service tool to give commercial service providers a suite of solutions that can more quickly diagnose and repair problems on Eaton automated transmission products.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Eaton, Transmissions, HDAW, Maintenance

January 23, 2018 - Product News

Bendix Expands Heavy-Duty Aftermarket Brake Shoe Line

Bendix expanded its aftermarket brake shoe line to include a new steel/coreless shoe through its Bendix Basic Friction or Bendix Advanced Friction lines. Photo: Bendix

Bendix expanded its aftermarket brake shoe line to include a new steel/coreless shoe through its Bendix Basic Friction or Bendix Advanced Friction lines.

Tags: Bendix, Brakes, HDAW, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, Aftermarket Parts, Corrosion

January 23, 2018 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Celebrates 90 Years

Hugh Wallace Phillips, founder of what was then H.W. Phillips. Photo: Phillips Industries

Phillips Industries embarked on a year-long celebration of its 90th year in business with a press conference during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.

Tags: Phillips Industries, Anniversaries, HDAW, History

January 18, 2018 - Product News

Federal-Mogul Launching Heavy-Duty Tech-Training Program

Screenshot via Federal Mogul

Federal-Mogul Motorparts is launching Garage Gurus HD, a heavy-duty training program for technicians who perform heavy-duty vehicle repairs.

Tags: Technician Training, Online Training, HDAW, Technicians, Federal Mogul

January 17, 2018 - Industry News

APC Launches Replacement Parts Program for Trucks

Image via APC Automotive Technologies

APC Automotive Technologies has launched a replacement parts category program for light-, medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Replacement Parts, HDAW, Parts and Service

January 16, 2018 - Industry News

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmissions Recalled for Software Glitch

The Eaton Cummins Endurant as unveiled at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies is recalling more than 1,300 transmissions due to a software error that could allow unintentional movement of the truck.

Tags: Cummins, Paccar, Eaton, Recalls, Transmissions

January 10, 2018 - Product News

Meritor Launches Authorized Rebuilder Program for Axle Carriers

The Authorized Rebuilder Program for axle carriers is being launched in Canadian market with plans to extend it to the U.S. this year. Image via Meritor

Meritor has launched a North America Rebuilder Program for drive axle carriers, including the company’s 145, 14X and 160 products.The program is being introduced to the Canadian market with plans to extend it to the U.S. this year.

Tags: Meritor, Remanufactured Parts, Axles, Aftermarket, Canada

January 3, 2018 - Industry News

Michelin, Sumitomo Strike Commercial Tire Deal

Logo: Michelin

Michelin North America Inc. and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA) have agreed to combine their respective North American replacement tire distribution and related service operations in a 50-50 joint venture.

Tags: Michelin, Truck Tires, Tires, Sumitomo, Joint Venture

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