Maintenance

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January 28, 2014 - Industry News

TMC Introduces New Certified VMRS Specialist Program

ATA’s Technology & Maintenance Council is introducing a Certified Specialist Program for users of the Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards. VMRS is the industry standard coding convention for tracking equipment and maintenance information.

Tags: ATA, TMC, VMRS

January 28, 2014 - Industry News

Dealer-Fleet Cooperation, Driver Shortage are Vital Issues, ATA Chairman Says

Truck dealers and fleet managers need to work together to smooth maintenance on complex trucks so the industry can continue to grow, Philip Byrd, 2014 chairman of the American Trucking Associations, told an audience at the American Truck Dealers’ annual convention in New Orleans on Sunday.

Tags: American Truck Dealers, American Trucking Associations, Drivers, Maintenance, Dealers, Fleets, ATA

January 27, 2014 - Industry News

Bendix Announces 2014 Brake Training School Schedule

Bendix has announced the 2014 schedule for its in-person Bendix Brake Training School, continuing its efforts to support and educate both new and experienced technicians.

Tags: Bendix, Aftermarket, Technician Training, In the Shop

January 24, 2014 - Industry News

Tips For Keeping Your Truck Operational In Extreme Cold

Photo courtesty of MnDOT.

The recent extreme cold experienced by whole parts of the nation has put an increased burden on trucks and truckers. According to Mel Kirk, vice president of maintenance operations Ryder Systems Inc., diesel fuel and diesel exhaust fluid will freeze in extremely cold temperatures.

Tags: Winter Driving, DEF, Ryder Systems, Winter weight fuel

January 22, 2014 - Industry News

Wheel End Manufacturers Group Forms

Citing safety and a concern about counterfeit parts, Shaun Shroff, vice president of DuraBrake, says the company is forming the Wheel End Manufacturers Association, Linkedin Group.

Tags: Aftermarket, Wheels, Brakes, HDAW

January 14, 2014 - Industry News

U.S. EPA Issues Guidance Letter on Diesel Exhaust Fluid

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a guidance letter late last year to heavy-duty on-highway engine manufacturers outlining how it intends to determine the physical range of adjustment of diesel exhaust fluid quality for certification testing, according to DiscoverDEF.com.

Tags: SCR, DEF, EPA, Engines, Diesel Exhaust Fluid

January 14, 2014 - Industry News

Polar Service Centers Names Gary Murphy Director of Business Development

Gary Murphy

Polar Service Centers, a national network of tank trailer parts and service locations, has named Gary Murphy director of business development for the northern half of the United States.

Tags: Maintenance, Trailers, People, Polar, Tankers, Polar Service Centers, Polar Corp.

January 9, 2014 - Industry News

Diesel Fuel Gelling Stalls Trucks as Temps Drop

Photo via Elliot Plack/Flickr.

Fleet managers overseeing snowplows and diesel trucks in several states reported fuel gelling as a result of frigid temperatures in the Midwest and eastern U.S.

Tags: Diesel

December 27, 2013 - Industry News

The Top 13 Trucking Stories of 2013, Part 2

As we look back at 2013, here's the second installment in our annual look at the top news stories of the year. Our list was compiled on the basis of popularity on our website, Truckinginfo.com, as well as our editors' opinions on which stories have the most impact on the trucking industry:

Tags: FMCSA, Drivers, Ford, Fraud

December 23, 2013 - Industry News

Kumho Wants a Bigger Piece of U.S. Truck Tire Market

Kumho's most recent commercial truck tire introduction was the 2012 launch of the KMD41 for on and off road applications such as refuse, construction and mining and logging.

Kumho Tire U.S.A. Inc. is not a significant player in the medium truck tire market. But CEO and President H.E. “Harry” Choi hopes to change that, as he explains in an interview with HDT sister publication Modern Tire Dealer.

Tags: Kumho Tire U.S.A., Tires

December 19, 2013 - Industry News

Rush Switching from Expansion to Integration Following Dealer Purchases

From left, All-Around Grand Champion Jason Swann is congratulated by NASCAR driver Tony Stewart and company Chairman Rusty Rush at the Tech Skills Rodeo banquet on Tuesday night. Building team spirit is part of the Rush culture.

Rush Enterprises must integrate its new Navistar dealerships into the company's operations and "culture" in the coming year, Chairman and CEO Rusty Rush says.

Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, NASCAR, Technician, Parts

December 18, 2013 - Industry News

Dallas Technician Wins Grand Champion Awards at Rush Competition

Jason Swann, a technician at Rush Truck Center Dallas, had to rise from a dinner table last night and walk to a stage to accept top awards not once or twice, but three times. But those walks, and the diagnostic and repair performance he showed during Rush Enterprises’ Tech Skills Rodeo, earned him $9,500 in prizes plus a racing suit and helmet presented by Nascar driver Tony Stewart.

Tags: Rush Truck Centers

December 17, 2013 - Industry News

20 Technicians Make Semi-Final Level at Rush Skills Event

Twenty technicians have emerged from the original 106 competitors at Rush Enterprise's Tech Skills Rodeo in San Antonio. The semi-finalists are in nine testing categories, senior editor Tom Berg reports.

Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Dealers, Technicians

December 17, 2013 - Industry News

Rush Tech Skills Rodeo Hosts 106 Competitors at Annual Event

For the eighth year in a row, Rush Truck Centers has brought in its top technicians for a grand competition in mechanical and electronic problem solving. Senior editor Tom Berg files this report from San Antonio.

Tags: Competition, Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Technicians, Dealers

December 12, 2013 - Industry News

Allstate Peterbilt Group Acquires Steussy Diesel

Minnesota-based Allstate Peterbilt Group is has acquired Steussy Diesel in Alexandria, Minn., and is expanding the parts store into a full-service shop. Effective in January, Steussy Diesel will become Allstate Peterbilt of Alexandria.

Tags: Allstate Peterbilt, Mergers & Acquisitions, Dealers, Aftermarket Parts

December 11, 2013 - Industry News

Foreign Tire Sales Recalls Truck Tires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requiring Foreign Tire Sales Inc. to recall 2,659 truck tires because of inaccurate load and inflation information on the tires.

Tags: DOT, Recalls, Tires, NHTSA, Foreign Tire Sales

December 2, 2013 - Industry News

Blaine Brothers Acquires Truckaline

Blaine Brothers, a Minnesota-based parts and service company headquartered in the Twin Cities area, has acquired Truckaline in Blaine, Minn. Truckaline specializes in full-service truck alignments, frame work and suspensions, including brakes and springs.

Tags: Minnesota, Aftermarket Parts, Alignment, HDA Truck Pride, Suspensions

December 2, 2013 - Industry News

Massachusetts Right To Repair Covers Commercial Vehicles

On Nov. 22, the Massachusetts state legislature reconciled differences between two laws that were on the books in the state that mandated that vehicle manufacturers provide affordable access to all tools, software and information used to repair-late model vehicles.

Tags: Right to Repair

November 22, 2013 - Industry News

Peterbilt, Universal Technical Institute Team For Training

The first class of the Peterbilt Technician Institute.

Peterbilt Motors Co. has teamed with Universal Technical Institute to create the Peterbilt Technician Institute program, an exclusive curriculum focused on comprehensive service technician training, the company recently announced.

Tags: Peterbilt, Aftermarket, Technician Training, In the Shop, Technicians, Universal Technical Institute

November 18, 2013 - Industry News

Recalls Issued for Some Mack 2013 and 2014 Models

Two recalls, affecting nearly 1,700 Mack trucks have been issued, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Tags: Safety, Mack Trucks, Recalls

November 18, 2013 - Industry News

DTNA Aftermarket Going After 'Undisputed Leadership'

The all-makes Alliance Parts portfolio currently is made up of 32 product lines in three categories: accessories, repair/replacement and maintenance.

Daimler Trucks North America is taking steps to meet a goal of "undisputed leadership" in the aftermarket parts and service business, including revamping inventory and parts delivery and using technology to speed diagnosis and repairs.

Tags: Aftermarket, Daimler Trucks North America, Alliance Truck Parts, fleet maintenance

November 11, 2013 - Industry News

Court Rules in Favor of Apollo in Cooper Tire Suit

On Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, Judge Sam Glasscock III, vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, ruled that Apollo was not in breach of its merger agreement with Cooper, which had filed a complaint to the contrary.

Tags: Tires, Litigation, Apollo Tyre, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

November 5, 2013 - Industry News

Old Dominion Relocates Albuquerque Service Center

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. relocated its Albuquerque Service Center to a larger facility. With 43 employees, the newly constructed service center contains 41 doors – a 40% increase from the previous location.

Tags: Relocation, Old Dominion Freight Line, Expansion, Service Center, Fleets

October 30, 2013 - Industry News

Michigan Kenworth Opens Full-Service Location in Gaylord

Michigan Kenworth has relocated its parts dealership in Gaylord, Mich., to a full-service facility with expanded customer support.

Tags: Kenworth, Dealer, Michigan Kenworth

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

Wingfoot Tire Network Being Rebranded as Goodyear

Starting this month, Goodyear will begin the process of rebranding its Wingfoot locations as Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Wingfoot, Wingfoot Truck Care Center

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