February 19, 2015 - Industry News
The Technology and Maintenance Council of American Trucking Associations elected Kevin Tomlinson as its 2015-2016 general chairman and treasurer.
Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, People
Shell Rotella has a new website, WhatisPC11.com, to help educate people about the next generation of diesel engine oils known as API Proposed Category 11 (PC-11).
Tags: Shell Rotella, PC-11, Engine Oils, Low-Viscosity Oil
February 18, 2015 - Industry News
Ryder System has launched an online natural gas vehicle maintenance training program for its North American maintenance network.
Tags: Natural Gas Vehicles, Ryder System, Technician Training, CNG, LNG
A near-record setting winter storm brought below-zero temperatures and 6 inches of snow to Nashville, Tennessee, site of the 2015 Technology & Maintenance Council's Annual Meeting.
Tags: Tennessee, Technology & Maintenance Council, Winter
February 17, 2015 - Industry News
The Meritor booth at the Technology & Maintenance Council's 2015 Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition has been humming this week with word of a new inflation system for tractors.
Tags: TMC, Meritor, ATIS
February 16, 2015 - Product News
Volvo Trucks in North America extended its recommended maintenance intervals for diesel engine oil and diesel particulate filters on all model year 2011 and newer Volvo trucks equipped with Volvo’s D11, D13 or D16 engines.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Diesel Particulate Filter, Engine Oils, Oil Drain Intervals
February 16, 2015 - Industry News
Heavy Duty Trucking's editors and a panel of truck fleet executives identified the 20 best new products that appeared in our magazine and website in the past year.
Tags: Equipment, Heavy Duty Trucking magazine, Top 20 Products, Technology & Maintenance Council
February 13, 2015 - Industry News
Truck Writers of North America named five finalists for its 2014 Technical Achievement Award. The winner will be announced during the Technology & Maintenance Council's annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., on Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.
Tags: Technology, Awards, Truck Writers of North America, Technology & Maintenance Council
February 10, 2015 - Product News
Maxwell Technologies signed an agreement with Purkeys for distribution of Maxwell’s Engine Start Module product line to the heavy-duty trucking industry.
Tags: Maxwell Technologies, Starters, Purkey's Fleet Electric, Electrical System, Batteries
February 2, 2015 - Industry News
A panel of industry leaders shared their thoughts on the current state of truck service during a discussion moderated by Gary Cummings, president and CEO of FleetNet America at the recent Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue.
Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Aftermarket Parts, Rush Enterprises, Events, Roundtable Discussions
January 29, 2015 - Industry News
Before you can talk about what’s occurring in the truck parts aftermarket, you need to first look at what happened with new truck sales in prior years. For instance, while the number of medium-duty trucks has stayed the same since 1994, the number of Class 8 trucks has nearly doubled in that time.
Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Class 8, Aftermarket Parts, Aftermarket
January 28, 2015 - Industry News
Saying that service is the key to the parts industry, Stu MacKay, president of MacKay & Co. focused on how changing service patterns are affecting the truck parts aftermarket.
Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Aftermarket Parts, HDAD, MacKay and Co., Parts and Service
January 28, 2015 - Product News
LAS VEGAS -- Meritor announced at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week that it's expanding its air disc brake product line, expanding its Euclid-branded suspension product line, and will launch a network of Meritor-approved repair shops with independent service garages across the United States and Canada.
Tags: Meritor, Brakes, HDAW, Suspensions, AIr Disc Brakes
Members of the Technology and Maintenance Council will discuss fuel efficient tires at the organization’s 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Expo next month in Nashville,
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Industry Event, Annual Meeting, Tires
January 27, 2015 - Industry News
Bridgestone Commercial has designed and launched a new website for its Dayton line of commercial truck tires.
Tags: Truck Tires, Bridgestone, Tires and Wheels, Online Tool, Tires
Compared with 2013, truck tire shipments in 2014 were up 1.6 million units, while the number of retreaded tires was up 800,000 units.
Tags: Truck Tires, Retreads, Tires and Wheels, Tires
January 22, 2015 - Industry News
Ryder is now using 10W-30 grade oil to service all Ryder lease, rental and maintenance customer vehicle as part of the company’s preventive maintenance program.
Tags: OIl, Ryder System, Low-Viscosity Oil, Preventive Maintenance
January 14, 2015 - Industry News
Strengthening commercial trucking safety is one of four new issues on the National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted List for 2015, including active safety systems and underride guard improvements, while distracted driving returns to the list.
Tags: Regulations, Distracted Driving, NTSB, Driver Health, Underride Guard, Medical Examiners
January 9, 2015 - Industry News
A Midwest/Northeast mobile maintenance and repair company is turning to independent contractors to help it expand its trailer maintenance offerings.
Tags: Trailers, Maintenance Contract, Independent Contractors, Fleet Enterprises
January 6, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration officially notified CMA and Double Coin Holdings that Double Coin Tires missing a load rating sidewall marker are not a threat to vehicle safety.
Tags: Double Coin, Safety & Compliance, CMA, NHTSA
January 5, 2015 - Industry News
Bad components and adjustment caused inspectors to place a higher percentage of trucks out of service during 2014's Brake Safety Week than during the '13 event, says the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
Tags: Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, inspections
Heavy Duty Trucking's editors have a lot to say. Check out a few of the most popular musings from Deborah Lockridge, Jim Park and Tom Berg in 2014.
Tags: Accidents, Trailers, Speeding, Blogs
December 23, 2014 - Industry News
China Manufacturers Alliance is recalling certain Bluestar LQ225 size 8-14.5 low platform trailer tires manufactured Feb. 24, 2013, to Aug. 9, 2014.
Tags: Recalls, China Manufacturers Alliance, NHTSA, Tires and Wheels
Marangoni Tread North America manufactured the company’s 4 millionth tread at its Madison, Tennessee, facility.
Tags: Retreads, Marangoni, Tires and Wheels, Tires
December 23, 2014 - Press Release
Michelin Americas Truck Tires upgraded its dealer locator app, offering drag and drop capability, type ahead functionality, more search options and one-click access to all key dealer information.
Tags: Michelin, Information Technology, Google Maps, Mobile Apps, Tires
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