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
American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council is introducing a Certified Specialist Program for users of the Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards, the industry standard coding convention for tracking equipment and maintenance information.
Tags: ATA, TMC, VMRS
February 24, 2014 - Industry News
Double Coin Tires and CMA now has a second North American distribution center with the opening of a West Coast distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Tags: Double Coin, Tires, Wheels, CMA
Inland Truck Parts has reinvested in North Texas with a new, larger Denton facility just up the street from their former location. The new facility at 4321 N. Elm Street is open for truck repairs and service.
Tags: Aftermarket, Inland Truck Parts
February 22, 2014 - Industry News
Dealers are “fired up” to sell trucks, with new emphasis on highway applications. And executives will "relaunch the Mack brand" at the ConExpo-ConAgg show in March.
Tags: Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Product Support, OEM, Dealers, Vocational, Heavy-Duty Trucks
February 20, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council is accepting applications for its 2014 scholarship programs available for diesel technician studies at WyoTech, the University of Northwestern Ohio, and Lincoln Technical Institute/Lincoln College of Technology/Nashville Auto Diesel College.
Tags: ATA, TMC, Technician Training
February 5, 2014 - Industry News
The more complex, expensive and harder to replace the component is, the more likely fleets are to purchase the manufacturer’s brand, according to a recent study by MacKay & Co.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Parts, Aftermarket, HDAD, HDAW, MacKay and Co., Alliance Truck Parts, HDAW 2014, Euclid, Fleetrite
January 31, 2014 - Industry News
Components and parts are lasting longer, which means fleets will be spending less on replacement parts. According to survey results from MacKay & Co. presented at the Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas, the most significant component longevity gains have been in power transmission.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, HDMA, Aftermarket, HDAW, MacKay and Co., HDAW 2014
January 30, 2014 - Industry News
Online parts ordering is a growing trend, based on results from a recent MacKay & Company survey on fleet parts purchasing, presented during Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Aftermarket, MacKay and Co., HDAW, HDAW 2014
January 29, 2014 - Industry News
Meritor has long positioned itself as a provider of information and training, but has gone one step further developing two Nissan high-roof NV3500 trucks that will deliver onsite product and systems education to fleets, warehouse distributors and independent service garages in the United States and Canada.
Tags: Maintenance, Training, Meritor, Aftermarket, Technician Training, Brakes, Technicians, HDAW 2014, HDAW
January 28, 2014 - Industry News
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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.
December 27, 2013 - Industry News
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 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
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