June 3, 2014 - Industry News
TMC’s 2014 Fall Meeting offers a collection of educational sessions designed to keep your maintenance personnel on the cutting edge of vehicle technology with over 15 educational sessions and more than 100 Industry Task Force meetings.
Tags: TMC, TMCSuperTech
June 2, 2014 - Industry News
Brake violations are historically among the top reasons trucks are taken out of service during the Roadcheck inspection blitz. Bendix has a few ideas on how to keep your trucks out of the compound during this year's 72-hour blitz.
Tags: Bendix, CVSA, Roadcheck, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake
May 29, 2014 - Industry News
This year's Fleet Safety Conference, July 22-23 at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Schaumburg, Ill., will feature sessions aimed at heavy-duty truck fleets, such as what you don't know about truck inspections and an update on hours of service and electronic logs.
Tags: Safety, inspections, HOS, Events, ELDs
May 27, 2014 - Industry News
Sumerel Tire Service, Newport, Ky., has expanded its operation to include the middle Tennessee market area with the addition of a new Marangoni retread facility in Lebanon, Tenn.
Tags: Tires, Retreads, Marangoni
May 22, 2014 - Industry News
The Volvo Group will build a 1-million-square-foot central parts distribution center in Byhalia, Miss., to support its Mack, Volvo and UD truck brands, as well as the Volvo Construction Equipment brand and Volvo Penta marine business.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Aftermarket Parts, UD Trucks, Mack Trucks, Parts, Volvo Group
May 14, 2014 - Industry News
What do you get when you put a group of trucking journalists in a room with three tables of engine teardown parts and ask them to choose which one is from the truck running the experimental low-viscosity oil? A lot of eeny-meeny-miney-mo.
Tags: Engine Oil, Fuel Economy, Shell Rotella, API, Engines
May 2, 2014 - Industry News
Ed Shea, a retired publisher of Owner Operator and The Specialist magazines, passed away April 28 after a period of declining health. He was 91. He was a founding member of what is now the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: People, Obituary, TMC
April 29, 2014 - Industry News
Wofford Truck Parts of El Paso, Texas, has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors as a stockholder. Founded by its president Paul Wofford in 1985, Wofford Truck Parts specializes in heavy-duty and medium-duty truck parts.
Tags: Vipar Heavy Duty, Aftermarket, Wofford Truck Parts
April 23, 2014 - Industry News
Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a new parts and service facility in McKees Rocks, an industrial area and suburb four miles west of downtown Pittsburgh.
Tags: Aftermarket, Dealers, Kenworth of Pennsylvania
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
The Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute scheduled its next session of hands-on technical suspension training for the heavy-duty transportation industry.
Tags: Technician Training, Events, Hendrickson
April 1, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Mack says fuel-efficient Pinnacle tractors, along with improved customer support and a larger dealer network, will help push Class 8 market share over 10% in 2014.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 27, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- The past is gone, and technologies like SCR, multiplexed wiring and telematics, plus high build quality, are the way forward, said Navistar executives Thursday morning.
Tags: Navistar, Information Technology, Telematics, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 26, 2014 - Industry News
The Truck Renting and Leasing Association's (TRALA) Board of Directors has unanimously elected Dan Murphy, president and CEO of Idealease, Inc., as its chairman for 2014-2015.
Tags: TRALA, Leadership, Associations, IdeaLease, Technicians
March 24, 2014 - Industry News
Love’s Truck Tire Care centers has added tire brand offerings from Goodyear and Continental and is expanding the number of locations offering light mechanical services.
Tags: Tires, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops
The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau will hold a "Spot The Retreads" competition at the Mid-America Trucking Show from March 27-29 in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Tires, Retreads, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 21, 2014 - Industry News
TravelCenters of America has opened a newly built TA Truck Service facility located at I-40, Exit 283 in Holbrook, Ariz. It offers four service bays, and is open 24/7/365. The addition of this location takes the total number of truck service facilities in the TA and Petro branded chains to 236.
Tags: Maintenance, Tires, Arizona, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, breakdowns, I-40
It offers 4 service bays, and is open 24 hours. The addition of this location takes the total number of truck service facilities in the TA and Petro branded chains to 236.
Tags: Maintenance, Vehicle Repairs, Arizona, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops
March 13, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council recognized Brent Hilton, director of maintenance for Maverick Transportation, Little Rock, Ark., with its Peggy Fisher Study Group Leadership Award during the Council’s 2014 Annual Meeting, Mar. 10-13, in Nashville, Tenn.
Tags: ATA, TMC, Awards, People
March 12, 2014 - Industry News
Michelin Americas Truck Tires announced Michelin Truck Care, a national network of mechanical service providers for trucks with dedicated fleet maintenance managers and technicians, along with standardized services that are audited by Michelin.
Tags: Maintenance, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Aftermarket, Michelin Truck Care
March 11, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- Dan Umphress, vice president of maintenance and fleet services for A&R Logistics, was elected 2014-2015 general chairman and treasurer of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council during TMC’s 2014 Annual Meeting, now underway in Nashville, Tenn.
Tags: TMC, Technology & Maintenance Council, People, Associations
March 10, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- Years of service to the council and the industry earned seven industry leaders the group's highest award.
Tags: TMC, Technology & Maintenance Council, Silver Spark Plug Award
TMC, NASHVILLE -- Need to know how your fleet stacks up against your peers and competitors? Vehicle maintenance and service analytics provider, Decisiv, has rolled out a new concept in benchmarking it calls a "Service Scorecard."
Tags: TMC, Decisiv, Maintenance, Benchmarking
March 9, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- The new Battery Protect system from Idle Smart continuously monitors battery voltage levels, and will automatically start and run a vehicle’s engine to recharge batteries.
Tags: TMC, Idle Smart, Idle Reduction, Batteries, Electrical System
March 7, 2014 - Industry News
TMD Friction, manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket brands Textar and Don, announced their training class dates for 2014.
Tags: Training, Brakes, Air Disc Brake, Drum brakes, TMD Friction, Aftermartket
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
Cummins and Cummins Westport are recalling just over 25,000 Cummins Westport Model ISL G engines manufactured Sep.12, 2007, through Feb. 2, 2014, and Cummins Westport Model ISX12 G engines manufactured Feb. 19, 2013, through Feb. 2, 2014.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Recalls, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Engines
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