March 30, 2016 - Industry News
LOUISVILLE, KY — When you think of innovation, you may automatically think of technology. But a panel of HDT’s Truck Fleet Innovators Wednesday revealed that in many cases, it’s really all about people.
Tags: Fleet Forum, Driver Shortage, Fleet Innovators, Technicians, MATS
March 28, 2016 - Industry News
The Peterbilt Technician Institute (PTI) expanded with a third location in Exton, Pa. Approximately 100 students graduate from PTI each year.
Tags: Peterbilt, Technician Training, PTI
March 23, 2016 - Industry News
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has determined that vehicles included in Volvo Trucks' recent safety recall that have not been repaired should not be operated and are to be immediately placed out of service.
Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Safety, Volvo Trucks, Recalls, Out of Service
March 21, 2016 - Product News
Fleet mobility technology company PeopleNet has announced the integration of a tire pressure monitoring system from Wabco.
Tags: PeopleNet, Wabco, Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems
March 21, 2016 - Industry News
Brian Cunningham has been promoted to vice president of sales for GCR Tires & Service, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.
Tags: Sales, Leadership, People, Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations, GCR Tires & Service
March 17, 2016 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks North America has issued a recall of certain VNL, VNM and VNX truck models because some of them may have steering shafts that could separate, resulting in complete loss of steering.
Tags: Recalls, Steering, Volvo Trucks North America, NHTSA
March 16, 2016 - Product News
Petro-Canada Lubricants has launched the Lube 360 Product Selector, an online tool designed to help fleets make more informed decisions about the lubricants they use in their vehicles.
Tags: Lubricants, Online Tool, Petro-Canada Lubricants
March 14, 2016 - Industry News
Bridgestone Americas has appointed Doyle Bradford its executive director, service offering for GCR Tires & Service, a division of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations.
Tags: Leadership, Bridgestone, Tires, People, GCR Tires & Service
March 7, 2016 - Product News
Goodyear has opened five new Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers offering truck tires, retreads and Goodyear-Fleet HQ Roadside Service.
Tags: New Facility, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Goodyear Commercial, Tires
March 4, 2016 - Industry News
While the technician shortage can’t be fixed tomorrow, Doug White believes it’s time for trucking to up its game when it comes to long-term solutions. Learn more in this interview with the new chairman of the Technology & Maintenance Council.
Tags: Technician Shortage, TMC
March 1, 2016 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council honored five trucking industry professionals with the Silver Spark Plug Award, the group’s highest honor.
Tags: ATA, Leadership, TMC, Awards, People
February 29, 2016 - Product News
Over-the-air reprogramming of engine control modules is now available on all International Truck models powered by N9, N10 and N13 engines, the company announced.
Tags: Engine Control Systems, International Trucks, Engines, Wi-Fi
February 28, 2016 - Industry News
The first member of the ModulT family to be introduced in North America is the 22.5-inch optimized trailer brake, weighing 70 pounds including pads. It will soon be followed with 19.5-inch and 22.5-inch air disc brake sizes for trucks and buses
Tags: TMC, DISC BRAKES, Haldex
Rapid adoption of thousands of tractor bolt-on inflation systems follows more than 50 fleet tests, validating Halo’s performance and ability to drive significant safety and efficiency benefits
Tags: Fuel Efficiency, TMC, Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, Tires
February 26, 2016 - Product News
Rush Enterprises has launched RushCare Service Connect, a service communication system that provides customers with an online, on-demand view of the service process for vehicles in Rush Truck Centers service departments.
Tags: Information Technology, Vehicle Repairs, Rush Enterprises, Parts and Service
February 25, 2016 - Product News
To strengthen strategic relationships and drive growth, Phillips 66 Lubricants will consolidate its Lubricant’s portfolio into two brands, Phillips 66 and Kendall Motor Oil.
Tags: ConocoPhillips, Lubricants, Branding
The all-makes heavy-duty truck parts brand Road Choice Truck Parts recently expanded its authorized locations to more than 500 dealers and expanded its product portfolio.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Parts, Road Choice Truck Parts
February 23, 2016 - Product News
The program makes Pennzoil and Quaker State motor oils and Shell Rotella engine oils available to the Bridgestone Affiliated Retailer Nationwide Network.
Tags: Shell, Bridgestone, Shell Rotella, Lubricants, Motor Oil
February 18, 2016 - Product News
The update gives technicians access to TruckSeries, the latest version of Mitchell’s repair information for Class 4-8 trucks.
Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Mitchell 1, JPRO, Software Integration
February 18, 2016 - Industry News
The domestic retreaded truck tire market was down in 2015 compared to 2014, however, the health of the truck tire market also depends on new truck tire shipments. They were up 4%.
Tags: Tires, Retreads, Replacement Tires, Economic Conditions
February 12, 2016 - Press Release
The 275,000-square-foot facility is a critical strategic component that will allow customers to receive stock and mission critical parts in record time.
Tags: DTNA, Freightliner Custom Chassis Corporation, Daimler Trucks North America
February 11, 2016 - Industry News
Modern Tire Dealer and Heavy Duty Trucking magazines have completed an in-depth research project that provides an expansive look at truck tires and their maintenance.
Tags: Tires, Wheels
February 9, 2016 - Industry News
The Cummins Connected Diagnostics application is now available to customers using Geotab's fleet management solution.
Tags: Cummins, Geotab, Diagnostics
February 8, 2016 - Industry News
Mack Trucks has announced the first four dealer locations to achieve the Mack Certified Uptime Center designation.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Dealers, Uptime, Repair Shops
Continental Tire the Americas has selected a site in Mississippi for a commercial vehicle tire plant that as part of a long term investment totaling $1.4 billion.
Tags: Mississippi, New Facility, Tires, Continental Tire the Americas
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