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November 18, 2013 - Industry News

Recalls Issued for Some Mack 2013 and 2014 Models

Two recalls, affecting nearly 1,700 Mack trucks have been issued, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

Tags: Safety, Mack Trucks, Recalls

November 18, 2013 - Industry News

DTNA Aftermarket Going After 'Undisputed Leadership'

The all-makes Alliance Parts portfolio currently is made up of 32 product lines in three categories: accessories, repair/replacement and maintenance.

Daimler Trucks North America is taking steps to meet a goal of "undisputed leadership" in the aftermarket parts and service business, including revamping inventory and parts delivery and using technology to speed diagnosis and repairs.

Tags: Aftermarket, Daimler Trucks North America, Alliance Truck Parts, Fleet Maintenance

November 11, 2013 - Industry News

Court Rules in Favor of Apollo in Cooper Tire Suit

On Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, Judge Sam Glasscock III, vice chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery, ruled that Apollo was not in breach of its merger agreement with Cooper, which had filed a complaint to the contrary.

Tags: Tires, Litigation, Apollo Tyre, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co.

November 5, 2013 - Industry News

Old Dominion Relocates Albuquerque Service Center

Old Dominion Freight Line Inc. relocated its Albuquerque Service Center to a larger facility. With 43 employees, the newly constructed service center contains 41 doors – a 40% increase from the previous location.

Tags: Relocation, Old Dominion Freight Line, Expansion, Service Center, Fleets

October 30, 2013 - Industry News

Michigan Kenworth Opens Full-Service Location in Gaylord

Michigan Kenworth has relocated its parts dealership in Gaylord, Mich., to a full-service facility with expanded customer support.

Tags: Kenworth, Dealer, Michigan Kenworth

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

Wingfoot Tire Network Being Rebranded as Goodyear

Starting this month, Goodyear will begin the process of rebranding its Wingfoot locations as Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Centers.

Tags: Goodyear, Tires, Wingfoot, Wingfoot Truck Care Center

October 28, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar Recalling More Than 16,000 2008-2013 Model Trucks

Navistar is recalling 16.107 model year 2008-2013 International LoneStar, ProStar, and TranStar trucks manufactured Feb. 20, 2008, through July 29 of this year, that are and equipped with an electronic fifth wheel jaw release system.

Tags: Navistar, Recalls

October 27, 2013 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Neenah, Wisc., Facility

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

Mack GuardDog Connect Adds Telematics to Its Engine Monitoring System

Mack GuardDog Connect provides an integrated telematics ssystem with instant diagnostics and proactive scheduling of repairs handled by a live agent – all while the truck is still on the job.

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

Tampering Not New, But Dirties Exhaust and Can Damage Engines, Reps Say

Tampering attempts have become more desperate and damaging since 2002, when exhaust-gas recirculation equipment first appeared on diesels, and 2007, when particulate filters were required.

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

FedEx Freight’s Techs Sweep TMC SuperTech Competition

Photos by Tom Berg

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

TMC Officials Report Record Attendance, Healthy Membership, as Fall Meeting Starts

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.

Tags: TMC

August 30, 2013 - Industry News

DEF Tote Refill Prices Slip

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

Elite Support Network Expands Across North America

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

Nation’s Top Truck Drivers to Compete in Salt Lake City

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 Announces Suspension Training Program

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 Partners with Huf Electronics Bretten

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 Completes Sale of Imperial Group

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

August 6, 2013 - Industry News

Survey: Improving Engines at OEM-level Shrink Prospects for Remanufactured Aftermarket

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

Nebraska Home to Newest Bosselman Boss Shop

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

August 5, 2013 - Industry News

Recall Issued for Some Kenworth T4 and W9 Models

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

Meritor Projects Slow, Steady Growth for NAFTA-market Air Disc Brakes

Air disc brakes are not yet the dominant choice for trailer brakes, but market share is increasing.

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

DLS Retreading Opens First ContiTread Franchise in South Carolina

Dawn Watkins inspects a tire at newly opened DLS Retreading in Fort Mill, S.C.

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's Firestone Brand Targets Small Fleets and Owner-Operators

New product development and technical research is based at the Bridgestone Americas Technical Center houses labs and testing facilities in a high-tech, environmentally friendly building.

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

July 17, 2013 - Industry News

TireStamp Develops Fleet Customized Tire and Wheel Maintenance Program

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

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