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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

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Hendrickson Training Scheduled for Dallas

Hendrickson has scheduled its next round of technical suspension training for the heavy-duty transportation industry with its 11th session of the Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute in the Dallas Forth Worth area in May.

Tags: Training, Texas, Suspensions, Hendrickson

April 8, 2013 - Industry News

Trucking Company Sues Caterpillar Over ACERT Engine Technology

Caterpillar advertised its C15 engine with ACERT technology for 2007 at an industry trade show.

Caterpillar is again facing legal action as a result of the ACERT engine technology it used to meet EPA's 2007 emissions regulations. A proposed class action suit filed last week in New Jersey federal court alleges Caterpillar sold defective engine systems that constantly failed and did not last as long as Caterpillar said they would.

Tags: Emissions, Caterpillar, Lawsuits, Engines, ACERT

April 5, 2013 - Industry News

Cummins, UTI Expand Diesel Technician Program

Universal Technical Institute is now offering a Cummins engine program at its Exton campus. To celebrate the new program, UTI-Exton will hold a grand opening on Thursday, April 4 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tags: Cummins, Aftermarket, UTI, Engines, Technicians, Training

April 4, 2013 - Industry News

Fleets Report Mixed Experiences With 2010 Engines

Results from a new poll show mixed feedback from carriers when it comes to fuel economy and maintenance costs of 2010 engines versus 2007 engines.

Tags: Fleets, Transport Capital Partners, Engines, Emissions, EPA

March 25, 2013 - Industry News

Recall Issued for Certain Kenworth and Peterbilt Models

Paccar is recalling certain model year 2013-2014 Kenworth T680 and T880 trucks and model year 2013-2014 Peterbilt 567, 579 and 587 trucks equipped with air ride seats. The cables for anchoring the seat belt buckles of both the driver and passenger seat may fray.

Tags: Kenworth, Paccar, Peterbilt, NHTSA, Recalls

March 22, 2013 - Industry News

Volvo Takes Multi-Faceted Approach to Maximizing Uptime

Ongoing Volvo dealer investments continue to improve Volvo's dealer network, while new technology features also help improve uptime.

Tags: Telematics, Volvo, Diagnostics, Dealers, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 20, 2013 - Industry News

Bendix Warns About Friction and Shorter Stopping Distance Technology

Bendix engineers are warning truck owners that if they aren't careful about the choice of replacement friction new trucks designed to meet the latest stopping distance requirements, they could negate the improved stopping distance that was designed into the trucks.

Tags: Bendix, Brakes, Mid-America Trucking Show

March 14, 2013 - Industry News

Bendix Announces MATS Tech Talks

This year’s Bendix Tech Talk Series at the Mid-America Trucking Show will include insights on air disc and drum foundation brakes, air treatment and charging systems, and advanced safety technologies.

February 14, 2013 - Industry News

Phillips Industries Names New Business Development, Fleet Sales Execs

Phillips Industries has promoted David Phillips to vice president of new business development and added Dennis Damman as national fleet sales manager.

Tags: Phillips Industries, People

February 7, 2013 - Industry News

Penske Installing Truck-Lite LED headlights

The new Truck-Lite LED headlamps Penske is adding to its rental fleet trucks were initially developed for military use.

Penske Truck Leasing is retrofitting 5,000 of its 2012 and 2013 model semi tractors in its commercial truck rental fleet with new LED headlights from Truck-Lite.

Tags: LED, Penske, Truck-Lite, Fleets

February 4, 2013 - Industry News

HDA Truck Pride Adds Fleet Friction

HDA Truck Pride is continuing to grow by adding Fleet Friction. Fleet Friction is located in San Diego, Calif. Their management team includes: Owners Mike Buscher and Richard Harrigan and General Manager Craig Dawson.

Tags: HDA Truck Pride, Fleet Friction, Aftermarket, Brakes, Distributors

February 4, 2013 - Industry News

Study: Fuel-Efficient Tires Perform in Winter Weather

Transport Canada recently released the results of a study on the safety and environmental performance of low rolling resistance tires. Low rolling resistance tires are designed to improve vehicle fuel efficiency. They are made of advanced materials and have treads, dimensions and weights that help to minimize the energy lost as the tire rolls across the road surface.

Tags: Fuel Efficiency, GHG emissions, Tires

February 3, 2013 - Industry News

Baldwin Filters Plans Expansion

Baldwin Filters’ manufacturing operations continue to grow in its Kearney and Gothenburg, Neb., and Yankton, S.D., facilities. With this growth comes the need for additional space at its Kearney headquarters location.

Tags: Expansion, Baldwin Filters

January 31, 2013 - Industry News

CVSA Offers 2013 Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook

The 2013 edition of the North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria Handbook and Pictorial is now available for order from CVSA.

Tags: CSA, CVSA, OOS, out of service, Preventive Maintenance, Compliance

January 29, 2013 - Industry News

Timken Adopts Standard Part Numbers for its Driveline Center Support Bearings

The Timken Co. simplified interchanges to Timken driveline center support truck bearings by converting its parts nomenclature to align with familiar industry part numbers.

Tags: Timken, Bearings

January 29, 2013 - Industry News

CVSA Reports Brake Safety Week Inspection Results

Brake Safety Week in North America was held Sept. 9-15 and is an annual enforcement campaign on commercial vehicle, truck and bus brake system maintenance.

Tags: Brake Safety Week, CVSA

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