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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

July 10, 2013 - Industry News

HDT Adds Another Award-Winning Trucking Journalist

Rolf Lockwood is writing a monthly column for HDT.

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

23,000 Volvo Trucks Being Recalled

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

Trans Power Opens New Parts Location in Tifton, Georgia

Kenworth dealer Trans Power has opened a new parts location one mile west of U.S. Interstate 75.

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 to Add 30 Jobs for Manufacturing Expansion in Henderson

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

More Goodyear Truck Tires Available Through TravelCenters, Petro Locations

Goodyear's G399A LHS Fuel Max steer tire

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

The Gates Corporation Releases New Aftermarket Parts

Gates adds 128 new part numbers covering late model vehicles to its line of OEM quality aftermarket products.

June 14, 2013 - Industry News

Penske Truck Leasing Opens Davenport, Iowa, Facility

Taking part in a commemoration ceremony for a new Penske Truck Leasing facility in Davenport, Iowa, are from left to right: Paul Weisner, Penske Area Vice President; Dan O'Boyle, Penske Senior Vice President; Bill Gluba, Davenport Mayor; Sam Hubbs, Penske Branch Manager; Gene Meeker, Davenport Alderman at Large; Tom Leto, Penske District Manager. (PRNewsFoto/Penske Truck Leasing)

"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

June 14, 2013 - Industry News

Navistar Recalling More Than 7,700 Trucks

Navistar is recalling more than 7,700 2012-2013 International ProStar and TranStar commercial trucks, manufactured from August 1, 2011, through July 10, 2012, that are equipped with front brake linings listed as feature codes 0504501, 0504504, or 04EWM. The brake S-Cam tube bracket assemblies made by Meritor on the steer axles may fracture.

Tags: Navistar, Recalls, NHTSA

May 30, 2013 - Industry News

TA, Petro Offer 10W-30 Synthetic Blend Engine Oil

TravelCenters of America is offering low-viscosity, 10W-30 synthetic blend diesel engine oil, which can deliver fuel economy and other benefits, at all participating 24/7/365 TA Truck Service and Petro:Lube truck service facilities.

Tags: Maintenance, Fuel and Oil, Truckstops

May 29, 2013 - Industry News

Ford: Moisture in Cooler Causing Loss of Power in F-150 EcoBoost Engines

Customer complaints about loss of power with Ford’s EcoBoost V-6 engine in its F-150 pickups, reported by the general news media over the Memorial Day weekend, stem from moisture accumulation in the trucks’ charge-air cooler, Ford Motor Co. says. Dealers have been informed of a fix and will do the work under warranty.

Tags: Ford, Light & Medium, Engines

May 23, 2013 - Industry News

TravelCenters of America Opens New 24-Hour Truck Service Center in Indiana

TravelCenters of America opened a newly built truck service facility at the TA travel center located at I-65, Exit 230, in DeMotte, Ind. This TA Truck Service location offers four service bays and is open 24/7/365.

Tags: Maintenance, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops

May 6, 2013 - Industry News

Mack and Volvo Trucks Recalled Over Parking Brakes

Problems with a parking brake have led to a recall of Volvo and Mack trucks. Volvo Trucks North America is recalling 701 model year 2011-2013 VHD and VNL trucks manufactured Dec. 13, 2010, through July 17, 2012, while Mack Trucks is recalling 331 model year 2011-2013 CXU trucks manufactured Nov. 23, 2010, through March 19, 2012.

Tags: Volvo Trucks, Mack Trucks, Recalls

April 30, 2013 - Industry News

Phillips Offers Corrosion-Fighting Instructional Materials

Phillips Industries is offering a set of instructional materials to help fleets fight the harmful effects of moisture contamination

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Kentucky Trailer Opens Detroit-Area Service Facility

Kentucky Trailer has opened its new 46,000-square-foot service and reconditioning facility at 53000 Grand River Avenue in New Hudson, Mich.

Tags: Michigan, Trailers, Kentucky Trailer

April 18, 2013 - Industry News

Wheeltime to Sell Cojali Diagnostic Tool in North America

WheelTime Network is adopting, selling and servicing a newly released all-makes, total truck diagnostics software tool from Cojali USA. Cojali, Europe’s largest multi-brand diagnostic tool supplier, developed its recently enhanced North American Jaltest tool package with product testing assistance from WheelTime.

Tags: Diagnostics, WheelTime Network, Shop Tools

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Bendix Offers Online Training for Brakes and More

Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems launched the Bendix On-Line Brake School at www.brake-school.com, providing access to its knowledge database and technical resources.

Tags: Maintenance, Training, Bendix, Technician Training, Brakes, Technicians

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