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December 20, 2016 - Product News

TRP Parts Catalog Offers VMRS Navigation

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TRP has introduced its new all-makes parts catalog on TRPParts.com, offering customers a more efficient experience by using the industry-standard Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards to search for parts.

Tags: Catalog, Online Tool, TRP, VMRS

December 20, 2016 - Press Release

Noregon Names VP of Sales, COO

Gilliam

Noregon has promoted Shane Gilliam to vice president of sales and Tim Bigwood to chief operating officer, Noregon founder and CEO Bill Hathaway has announced.

Tags: Noregon Systems, C-Suite, Promotions

December 19, 2016 - Industry News

Great Dane's Technician Training Program Accredited by ASE

Great Dane has received accreditation from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence for its service technician training program.

Tags: ASE, Technician Training, Technicians, Great Dane

December 14, 2016 - Industry News

Third Time the Charm for Rush Tech Rodeo Champ

Photo courtesy Rush

Rush Truck Technician Rodeo names winners, hands out more than $250,000 in cash and prizes as mega-dealer emphasizes the importance of service.

Tags: Rush Truck Centers, Technicians, Rush Tech Skills Rodeo

December 13, 2016 - Industry News

Rush Truck Center CEO Predicts Mixed Year for Truck Sales

Rusty Rush talks about the importance of service during the Rush Tech Rodeo. Photo courtesy Rush.

Rush Truck Center CEO Rusty Rush said he expects to see a flat year in Class 8 over-the-road sales in 2017, but predicts that certain market segments and medium duty sales will remain strong.

Tags: Truck Sales, Rush Truck Centers, Used Trucks

December 13, 2016 - Product News

Noregon Releases Updated JPro Training Videos

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Noregon has released an updated training video series online for the company’s JPro Professional diagnostic software.

Tags: Technicians, JPRO, Noregon Systems, Repairs, Vehicle Diagnostics, Technician Training

December 12, 2016 - Industry News

Rush Dealer Technicians to Compete in Growing Annual Rodeo

Prizes on display. Photo: Jack Roberts

San Antonio plays host to 165 technicians from Rush dealerships testing their skills against each other at the Rush Service Center Technician Rodeo.

Tags: Rush Enterprises, Technicians, Truck Dealers

December 8, 2016 - Industry News

Volvo Assembly Plant Donates Truck to Local High Schools

New River Valley Assembly Plant is awarding a 2009 Volvo highway tractor to Pulaski County High Schools for the creation of curriculum for high school students to learn fundamental truck systems, assembly and repair techniques. Photo: Volvo Trucks

Volvo Trucks New River Valley Assembly Plant is awarding a 2009 Volvo highway tractor to Pulaski County High Schools for the creation of a curriculum for students.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Awards, Donations, Assembly Plants

December 2, 2016 - Product News

Purkeys, AutoMeter Offer New Preventive Maintenance Products

The 6-Station Battery Charger is part of Purkeys' line of dual-branded products with AutoMeter. Photo: Purkeys

Purkeys has partnered with AutoMeter, a heavy-duty electrical system testing and battery maintenance solutions provider, on a line of dual-branded preventive maintenance products.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Tools, Batteries, Electrical System, Purkey's Fleet Electric

November 22, 2016 - Industry News

New API Diesel Engine Oil Categories Arrive Dec. 1

API has developed two visually different API Service Symbol Donuts so that consumers can distinguish between the two new categories of oils. Image: API

The American Petroleum Institute's new diesel engine oil-service categories, API CK-4 and FA-4, will begin appearing in the marketplace on Dec. 1.

Tags: Oil, American Petroleum Institute, Diesel Engine Oil, CK-4, FA-4

November 8, 2016 - Industry News

TMC Donates Updated Inspection Guides to Student Techs

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ATA's Technology & Maintenance Council has donated copies of its newly updated PMI Guidelines Manual for Class 7 & 8 Diesel-Powered Tractors to student technicians.

Tags: ATA, Inspections, TMC, Technician Training, Technicians

October 31, 2016 - Industry News

Eaton Launches Remote Diagnostics Tool for Automated Transmissions

Eaton recently launched IntelliConnect, a suite of connected solutions designed to improve uptime and efficiency. The initial module in the suite provides near real-time monitoring of vehicle fault codes.

Tags: Telematics, Eaton, Transmissions, Remote Diagnostics

October 21, 2016 - Product News

Purkeys Partners with AutoMeter on Electrical Repair Tools

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Purkeys has announced a new partnership with AutoMeter aimed at supplying fleets and technicians with the necessary tools to diagnose and repair electrical issues.

Tags: Tools, Battery Charger, Electrical System, Purkey's Fleet Electric

October 19, 2016 - Industry News

Fyda Freightliner Offers Mobile Diagnosis of Repairs

Fyda Freightliner Cincinnati has announced the Mobile Express Assessment Program, which offers a mobile assessment of repairs to customers in the greater Cincinnati area.

Tags: Freightliner, Vehicle Repairs, Diagnostics, Repair Shops

October 19, 2016 - Industry News

Navistar Simplifies Core Exchange Process Management

Navistar's new Core Advantage Program is designed to help fleet owners manage their core exchange process. Cores are used components, like engine blocks, that Fleets send to OEMs in exchange for credit and are used to rebuild and resell as remanufactured parts.

Tags: Navistar, Aftermarket Parts, Remanufactured Parts

October 12, 2016 - Product News

VehicleDowntimeView Helps Measure and Manage Downtime

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Fleet services provider ARI has developed a technology called VehicleDowntimeView that measures how long a vehicle is out of service and provides data to manage the reduction of a fleet’s total downtime.

Tags: Maintenance, ARI, Vehicle Tracking, Downtime

October 11, 2016 - Product News

Oliver Rubber Website Includes Redesigned Retread Selector

Screenshot via Oliver Rubber

Oliver Rubber Company has redesigned its website, oliverrubber.com, based on customer feedback, adding features like a retread selector and dealer locator to help users better manage their business.

Tags: Website, Tires, Retreads, Oliver Rubber

October 4, 2016 - Product News

Mack Releases Asist Mobile App for Service Management

Officials from Mack Trucks made several announcement to the trucking press Monday afternoon during the American Trucking Associations' annual Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas. Photo: Evan Lockridge

Mack Trucks has announced its Mack Asist mobile app that allows customers to manage service and unplanned events from any location on a mobile device.

Tags: Fleet Management Software, Mack Trucks, Connected Vehicle Technology, Mobile Apps, Repairs

October 3, 2016 - Product News

SmartLinq Updates Include Improvements to Repair Management

Peterbilt introduced new technology improvements to its SmartLinq remote diagnostics platform, adding reasoning engine technology and SmartLinq Service Management.

Tags: Vehicle Diagnostics, Peterbilt, Vehicle Repairs, Parts and Service

October 2, 2016 - Industry News

Velociti Rolls Out Monitoring and Maintenance for On-Board Technologies

Deryk Powell, Velociti president, details new monitoring and maintennace program for on-board technologies. Photo: Evan Lockridge

LAS VEGAS -- Velociti, a provider of technology deployment and support services, announced its new VelociCare program for post-deployment maintenance support of on-board technologies, including ELDs, at the American Trucking Associations’ Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas.

Tags: ELDs, ATA MC&E, Velociti

October 1, 2016 - Industry News

Noregon Launches TripVision Safety Management

Noregon's Director of Telematics Sales says TripVision is ideal for fleets that operate trucks from different makers. Photo: Evan Lockridge

LAS VEGAS – One day before the official start of the American Trucking Associations annual Management Conference and Exhibition in Las Vegas, there were several product announcements, including from vehicle data company Noregon.

Tags: Noregon Systems, ATA MC&E, Telematics

September 28, 2016 - Industry News

Love’s Expands Truck Maintenance Program to all Locations

Photo: Love's

Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores has announced it will expand its truck maintenance program at all travel stop locations nationwide.

Tags: Maintenance, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops

September 26, 2016 - Industry News

Report: Small Fleets Keep Trucks Nearly Twice as Long as Large Fleets

Photo: Evan Lockridge

A study jointly produced by FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research is now available, examining heavy duty vehicle usage, maintenance practices and replacement parts purchasing activity.

Tags: Maintenance, Vehicle Purchasing, Survey, CK Commercial Vehicle Research, FTR

September 20, 2016 - Product News

ExxonMobil Unveils PC-11 Specification Lineup of Mobil Delvac Oils

Image via ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil unveiled its lineup of enhanced Mobil Delvac diesel engine oils that are designed to meet or exceed the CK-4 and FA-4 categories of API Proposed Category 11, known as PC-11, specification.

Tags: Exxon Mobil, PC-11, Engine Oils, Mobil Delvac

September 8, 2016 - Industry News

Wabco Offers Maintenance Tips Ahead of Brake Safety Week

Source: Wabco

With the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s annual Brake Safety Week coming soon, Wabco is offering and Air Disc Brake Maintenance Care Tips Checklist for fleets, drivers and maintenance technicians.

Tags: Preventive Maintenance, Brake Safety Week, CVSA, Wabco, Air Brakes

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