January 27, 2015 - Industry News
Compared with 2013, truck tire shipments in 2014 were up 1.6 million units, while the number of retreaded tires was up 800,000 units.
Tags: Truck Tires, Retreads, Tires and Wheels, Tires
January 22, 2015 - Industry News
Ryder is now using 10W-30 grade oil to service all Ryder lease, rental and maintenance customer vehicle as part of the company’s preventive maintenance program.
Tags: OIl, Ryder System, Low-Viscosity Oil, Preventive Maintenance
January 14, 2015 - Industry News
Strengthening commercial trucking safety is one of four new issues on the National Transportation Safety Board's Most Wanted List for 2015, including active safety systems and underride guard improvements, while distracted driving returns to the list.
Tags: Regulations, Distracted Driving, NTSB, Driver Health, Underride Guard, Medical Examiners
January 9, 2015 - Industry News
A Midwest/Northeast mobile maintenance and repair company is turning to independent contractors to help it expand its trailer maintenance offerings.
Tags: Trailers, Maintenance Contract, Independent Contractors, Fleet Enterprises
January 6, 2015 - Industry News
The National Highway Transportation and Safety Administration officially notified CMA and Double Coin Holdings that Double Coin Tires missing a load rating sidewall marker are not a threat to vehicle safety.
Tags: Double Coin, Safety & Compliance, CMA, NHTSA
January 5, 2015 - Industry News
Bad components and adjustment caused inspectors to place a higher percentage of trucks out of service during 2014's Brake Safety Week than during the '13 event, says the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
Tags: Brakes, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, inspections
Heavy Duty Trucking's editors have a lot to say. Check out a few of the most popular musings from Deborah Lockridge, Jim Park and Tom Berg in 2014.
Tags: Accidents, Trailers, Speeding, Blogs
December 23, 2014 - Industry News
China Manufacturers Alliance is recalling certain Bluestar LQ225 size 8-14.5 low platform trailer tires manufactured Feb. 24, 2013, to Aug. 9, 2014.
Tags: Recalls, China Manufacturers Alliance, NHTSA, Tires and Wheels
Marangoni Tread North America manufactured the company’s 4 millionth tread at its Madison, Tennessee, facility.
Tags: Retreads, Marangoni, Tires and Wheels, Tires
December 23, 2014 - Press Release
Michelin Americas Truck Tires upgraded its dealer locator app, offering drag and drop capability, type ahead functionality, more search options and one-click access to all key dealer information.
Tags: Michelin, Information Technology, Google Maps, Mobile Apps, Tires
December 17, 2014 - Industry News
Rush Enterprises named technician Erick Lincoln of Albuquerque, New Mexico, its all-around champion for the company’s ninth Tech Skill Rodeo. The competition took place Dec. 15-16 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Rush Enterprises, Awards, Technicians, Rush Tech Skills Rodeo, Dealers
December 11, 2014 - Press Release
Betts Truck Parts & Service, one of three divisions of the Betts Company, has announced the launch of its new website at BettsTruckParts.com.
Tags: New Website, Betts Company, Betts Truck Parts and Service
December 9, 2014 - Industry News
The joint Mack and Volvo Uptime Center brings all of the companies' aftermarket experts under one roof, where the support people and their expertise can get immediately to work on a customer downtime problem.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Dealers, Telematics, Downtime
As soon as the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration publishes the final rule, probably on December 18, truck drivers will no longer have to file inspection reports when there are no defects in the truck.
Tags: FMCSA, Vehicle Inspection, DVIR
December 5, 2014 - Industry News
The Michelin X Tweel Airless Radial Tire is a non-pneumatic tire for commercial vehicles that connects the tire and wheel with a rigid hub connected to a shear beam made of flexible, deformable polyurethane spokes.
Tags: Michelin, Tires, Skid Steer, Mowers
November 24, 2014 - Industry News
Mack Trucks recently launched a new skill contest open to technicians in its dealer network called the Mack Masters Competition. There will be 991 participants making up 263 teams in a competition of hands-on skill and knowledge of Mack systems and procedures.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Competition, Technician Training, Technicians, Mack Masters Competition
November 10, 2014 - Industry News
Goodyear Tire and Rubber added a new Goodyear Commercial Tire and Service Center in the Greensboro area of North Carolina.
Tags: Medium-Duty Trucks, Tires, Service Center, Goodyear Tire & Rubber
November 4, 2014 - Industry News
Summit Holdings opened a new truck lease and rental facility in Kansas City, Kan. It will also function as a parts and service location, housing 10 service bays as well as diagnostic equipment for repairs.
Tags: Leased Vehicles, Kansas City, Parts and Service, Fuel, Summit Truck Group
November 3, 2014 - Industry News
The Technology & Maintenance Council announced a “Fueling the Future” theme for its 2015 Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, taking place in Nashville, Tenn.
Tags: Fleet Maintenance, TMC, Alternative Fuels, Fuel Management, Events
November 3, 2014 - Product News
Betts Truck Parts & Service announced that it would be providing advanced drivetrain product support by making its drivetrain products manager available to customers.
Tags: Vehicle Maintenance, Eaton, Drivetrains, Betts Truck Parts and Service
October 30, 2014 - Industry News
Two separate recall campaigns, covering 33K light trucks in the U.S., will fix problems that can lead to false warnings from tire pressure monitoring systems.
Tags: Jeep, Jeep Wrangler, Chrysler, Full-Size Vans, Ram ProMaster, Minivans, 2014-MY, Dodge, Dodge Grand Caravan, Chrysler Town & Country, Cargo Vans
October 29, 2014 - Industry News
Testing is under way for the new API oil standard PC-11, but it could be 2017 before we see it implemented, according to an update from an oil company representative involved in developing the new standard.
Tags: Shell Lubricants, API, PC-11, Low-Viscosity Oil, Engine Oil, GHG
October 28, 2014 - Industry News
Two recalls have been issued for Volvo trucks. One involves disc brake problems on VAH, VNL, and VNM model trucks; a smaller recall affects D16 engines in VNL and VNX models.
Tags: Volvo Trucks, Recalls, NHTSA, Brakes, Engines
October 22, 2014 - Industry News
Cooper Tire and Rubber has completed builds of tires made of natural rubber sourced from the guayule plants.
Tags: Sustainability, Cooper Tire & Rubber Co., Tires, Rubber, Guayule
Goodyear will test its Air Maintenance Technology for commercial vehicles -- which keeps tires inflated without any external pumps or electronics -- on trucking fleets over the next year and a half.
Tags: Technology, Air Maintenance Technology, Tire Inflation, Tires, Goodyear, Automatic Tire Inflation Systems, Inflation
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