October 26, 2015 - Industry News
As fleets work to improve productivity in the face of a shortage of qualified drivers, the last thing they need is to have trucks sitting for days at a dealer waiting for repairs. Truck makers are responding with an array of programs and technologies to address this issue.
Tags: Dealers, Downtime, ATA MC&E, Uptime
October 20, 2015 - Industry News
Kenworth is rolling out a service program for its trucks at certified dealers that would provide a full diagnostic analysis and repair estimate within two hours, the company announced at the American Trucking Associations' (ATA) Management Conference and Exhibition in Philadelphia.
Tags: Kenworth, Truck Dealers
October 20, 2015 - Product News
Cooper Tire and Rubber announced its Roadmaster Fleet Service Network that offers 24/7 emergency roadside tire replacement and repair for eligible commercial trucking fleets.
Tags: Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Roadside Assistance, Customer Service, Tires, ATA MC&E
October 19, 2015 - Product News
Detroit Connect has introduced new features for its Virtual Technician remote diagnostic system, including a new portal that lets users dig deeper into the data, and for some 2017 models the ability to "flash" software updates and parameter changes to the truck over the air.
Tags: Engines, Daimler Trucks North America, ATA MC&E, Detroit Connect, telematics, Freightliner
October 17, 2015 - Industry News
PHILADELPHIA -- Lighter sleepers to serve more segments; PremierCare Gold to speed diagnostics and repairs at certified dealers.
Tags: Maintenance, Kenworth, Dealers, MX-11, ATA MC&E
October 7, 2015 - Product News
Daimler Trucks North America has announced a warranty to cover the aftertreatment system on Detroit and Cummins engines available through its used-truck retail network, SelecTrucks.
Tags: Warranty, SCR, DEF, Used Trucks, Daimler Trucks North America
October 5, 2015 - Industry News
In spite of all the changes that have occurred in the trucking industry, “fleets still want local support to keep trucks running,” according to Jim Maddox, dealer principal at Tri State Trucks. What are dealers doing about it?
Tags: Dealers, Downtime
September 30, 2015 - Product News
Stemco has switched its Genuine CentriFuse brake drum product line to a new blue color to distinguish the products from fake overseas copies.
Tags: Brake Drum, Counterfeit Goods, Stemco
September 29, 2015 - Industry News
The American Council of Frame and Alignment Specialists will focus on axle maintenance during its 23rd Technician Training Clinic.
Tags: Technician Training, ACOFAS, Hendrickson
September 23, 2015 - Industry News
Eric Vos, Brian Blevins and Josh Nordick helped FedEx Freight sweep the top three spots in the 11th annual TMC SuperTech Competition.
Tags: Technicians, TMC SuperTech
September 21, 2015 - Industry News
Online tech sessions and recruiting younger fleet managers are among suggestions gleaned from a recent survey of members and non-members of the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: ATA, American Trucking Associations, TMC, Technology & Maintenance Council, Associations
September 15, 2015 - Industry News
The aftermarket repair industry and truck and engine makers have reached an agreement on the sharing of heavy-duty vehicle service information, which will give truck owners more options for diagnosing and repairing today's heavily computerized commercial vehicles.
Tags: Diagnostics, Engines, Right to Repair
PeopleNet announced new Road Call integration features between its fleet management system and TMW’s TNT Fleet Maintenance software that automates the way drivers alert fleet managers and maintenance personnel of breakdowns.
Tags: Information Technology, Fleet Maintenance, Integration, PeopleNet, TMW Systems
September 8, 2015 - Industry News
The U.S. Postal Service's Office of Inspector General (OIG) has recommended four best practices and strategies for replacing vehicles based on a study of postal operations in the United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Finland.
Tags: Diesel, Vehicle Purchasing, Replacement Cycles, United Kingdom, USPS
September 2, 2015 - Industry News
Shell has refreshed its WhatisPC-11.com website with updated information about the upcoming diesel engine oil specifications.
Tags: Oil, Shell Rotella, PC-11
August 31, 2015 - Industry News
International Truck announced it plans to offer “over-the-air” reprogramming of engine control modules for International trucks powered by its N9, N10 and N13 diesels.
Tags: Navistar, International Truck, Diesel Engines, Wi-Fi, Engine Control Systems
August 27, 2015 - Product News
The new Michelin X Multi Energy D Pre-Mold retread provides high mileage, fuel efficiency and scrub resistance for regional and super-regional applications, according to the tire maker.
Tags: MICHELIN, SmartWay, Tires, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Retreads
August 24, 2015 - Product News
Quality Tire Company will join the Michelin Commercial Service Network. with four shops located in Utah and Montana.
Tags: Vehicle Repairs, Vehicle Inspection, Tires, Michelin Americas Truck Tires
August 19, 2015 - Industry News
The facility bolsters MHC's offerings of aftermarket parts for all makes and models of trucks, trailers and buses.
Tags: Aftermarket Parts, Parts, MHC, Dealers
August 18, 2015 - Industry News
Ford Motor Company announced it is issuing a safety compliance recall for approximately 26,400 MY-2011-2013 and MY-2015 F-650 and F-750 vehicles in North America for a safety compliance issue with FMVSS 210 regarding seat belt anchorage.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Ford, Ford F-650, Ford F-750, Vehicle Recalls
August 14, 2015 - Industry News
Inland Truck Parts & Service has expanded the capabilities of its Fargo, N.D., facility increasing the amount of service bays and adding Saturday hours.
Tags: Inland Truck Parts, Parts and Service, Facility Renovations
August 10, 2015 - Product News
Volvo and Mack are offering pre-paid preventative maintenance plans as an option for fleets looking to reduce operating costs.
Tags: Maintenance, Volvo, Preventive Maintenance, Mack Trucks
August 7, 2015 - Product News
Goodyear Tire & Service Network has expanded with the opening of two new locations in Seattle, Wash., and Chesapeake, Va.
Tags: Tires, Service Center, Goodyear Commercial
August 3, 2015 - Product News
Alcoa will release the latest version of its Wheel Service Manual later this summer, the company announced.
Tags: Wheels, Alcoa, Parts and Service
July 29, 2015 - Product News
Eaton is introducing the Rebuilder Bulk Pack line of transmission components with several new Fuller transmission parts for aftermarket rebuilders.
Tags: Eaton, Aftermarket Parts, Transmissions
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