October 27, 2013 - Industry News
Penske Truck Leasing has opened a facility in Neenah, Wisc., at 2301 American Drive. Financial terms of the facility were not disclosed. Situated on 4 acres, the 11,000 square-foot structure provides full-service truck leasing,commercial truck rental and contract maintenance services.
Tags: Penske, Penske Truck Leasing, Expansion
October 3, 2013 - Industry News
Allentown, Pa.--Mack Trucks today announced GuardDog Connect, a telematics system that executives said will speed servicing and enhance dealers’ ability to fix trucks correctly on the initial visit. Connect adds cellular connectivity to the existing Mack GuardDog maintenance monitoring system, and will begin going onto on trucks built in January.
September 16, 2013 - Industry News
How much tampering with exhaust emissions equipment goes on out there? No one knows for sure, but panelists at a session of the Technology & Maintenance Council’s fall meeting in Pittsburgh last week said they had seen some flagrant cases.
Tags: Emissions, TMC, DPF, Engines
September 12, 2013 - Industry News
PITTSBURGH -- Technicians from FedEx Freight finished first, second, third and fourth in the TMC’s annual SuperTech competition that ended Wednesday, with Mark McLean Jr. from New York state named grand champion.
Tags: TMC, Technicians, TMCSuperTech, FedEx
September 9, 2013 - Industry News
PITTSBURGH -- TMC is on a roll. Attendance at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s gathering this week set a record for an annual fall meeting, while council membership is likewise up and will continue to climb, officials reported.
August 30, 2013 - Industry News
The national average for DEF tote refill prices dropped six cents to $1.91 per gallon in the U.S. during the month of August 2013 compared with the previous month. In Canada prices followed the same trend and decreased by two cents to CAD$ 0.57 per liter in the same period.
Tags: DEF, DEF Tracker
August 20, 2013 - Industry News
Daimler Trucks North America’s network of Elite Support Certified dealers has expanded across North America with a number of new locations. The network of dealers committed to exceptional customer service now stands at 113 locations and counting.
Tags: DTNA, Elite Support Certified Dealers
August 19, 2013 - Industry News
This week, hundreds of the nation’s top professional truck drivers will head to Salt Lake City for the 76th National Truck Driving Championships and National Step Van Driving Championships to compete for the Bendix National Truck Driving Championships Grand Champion.
Tags: ATA, Bendix, NTDC, CVSA
August 14, 2013 - Industry News
Hendrickson has scheduled its 13th session of Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute technical suspension training for heavy-duty transportation service technicians and parts personnel.
Tags: Technician Training, Hendrickson
August 13, 2013 - Industry News
Wabco is partnering with Huf Electronics Bretten to develop Wabco’s next generation tire pressure monitoring system for trucks, buses and trailers. Wabco’s new system will be available to original equipment manufacturers and in the aftermarket in the second half of 2014.
Tags: Wabco, Tires
August 6, 2013 - Industry News
Accuride Corp. has completed the sale of substantially all of the assets of its Imperial Group business to Imperial Group Manufacturing Inc., a new company formed and capitalized by Wynnchurch Capital for total cash consideration of $30 million at closing, plus a contingent earn-out totaling up to $2.25 million.
Tags: Accuride, Mergers & Acquisitions, Wynnchurch Capital, Imperial Group, Wheels
Companies that remanufacture engines could see their customer base shrinking, according to a Frost & Sullivan analysis, as OE engines improve and interest in hybrids and alternative fuel vehicles increases.
Tags: Remanufacturing, Frost & Sullivan, Engines, Aftermarket
August 5, 2013 - Industry News
Bosselman Boss Truck Shops, Inc. is announced its newest location in Gretna, Neb., at Interstate 80, Exit 432, next to the Flying J Travel Plaza.
Tags: Boss Truck Shops, Expansion, Truckstops
Paccar is recalling a little more than 800 Kenworth model year 2010-2012 T4 and W9 series vehicles because of a risk of a vehicle fire. The trucks affected were manufactured Nov. 13, 2009, through Aug. 26, 2011.
Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Recalls, Vehicle Fires
July 24, 2013 - Industry News
Fleet interest in air disc brakes is growing, Meritor says, but time-tested and trusted drum brakes will dominate the market for some time to come.
Tags: Brakes, Meritor, Air Disc Brake
July 22, 2013 - Industry News
Continental Tire helps establish local South Carolina veteran retreader with the first first all-new ContiTread licensed truck tire retreading facility in the U.S.
Tags: Continental Tire the Americas, ContiTreads, DLS Retreading, Tires, Retreads
July 17, 2013 - Industry News
Bridgestone Commercial Solutions, a business unit of Bridgestone Americas Tire Operations LLC, is promising up to $1,200 annual savings for operators who equip their vehicles with new Firestone-brand commercial tires.
Tags: Firestone, Bridgestone, Tires
TireStamp Inc. announced the availability of the industry’s first comprehensive Tire and Wheel Maintenance Program that is customizable to each individual fleet’s operating needs.
Tags: Maintenance, Tires, Wheels, TireStamp
July 10, 2013 - Industry News
Rolf Lockwood, a highly respected and experienced trucking journalist, has a new monthly column in HDT as part of an arrangement that also will see an exchange of other content between two award-winning magazines.
July 8, 2013 - Industry News
Volvo Trucks North America is recalling certain 23,000 2007-2014 VAH, VHD, VNL, VNM, and VT models because of an omission that could lengthen stopping distances. The affected vehicles were manufactured from December 20, 2006 through May 22, 2013.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Recalls, NHTSA
July 2, 2013 - Industry News
Kenworth dealer Trans Power has opened a new parts location one mile west of U.S. Interstate 75.
Tags: Kenworth Dealer, Dealers, Parts, TRP, Aftermarket Parts
June 24, 2013 - Industry News
Accuride Corp. announced it is investing $5.8 million to expand its powder coating capacity with the installation of a new coating line at its steel wheel production facility in Henderson, Ky.
Tags: Accuride, Expansion, Wheels
June 21, 2013 - Industry News
Fleets and owner-operators will have increased access to Goodyear truck tires thanks to new agreement with TravelCenters of America and the tire manufacturer.
Tags: Goodyear, Petro Stopping Centers, Travel Centers of America, Tires, Truckstops
June 19, 2013 - Industry News
Gates adds 128 new part numbers covering late model vehicles to its line of OEM quality aftermarket products.
June 14, 2013 - Industry News
"We've opened this location because Penske has simply outgrown our previous facility," said Dan O'Boyle, Penske Truck Leasing senior vice pesident for the North Central Region.
Tags: Penske Truck Leasing, Leasing, Iowa
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