May 14, 2014 - Industry News
What do you get when you put a group of trucking journalists in a room with three tables of engine teardown parts and ask them to choose which one is from the truck running the experimental low-viscosity oil? A lot of eeny-meeny-miney-mo.
Tags: Engine Oil, Fuel Economy, Shell Rotella, API, Engines
May 2, 2014 - Industry News
Ed Shea, a retired publisher of Owner Operator and The Specialist magazines, passed away April 28 after a period of declining health. He was 91. He was a founding member of what is now the Technology & Maintenance Council of the American Trucking Associations.
Tags: People, Obituary, TMC
April 29, 2014 - Industry News
Wofford Truck Parts of El Paso, Texas, has joined the Vipar Heavy Duty network of distributors as a stockholder. Founded by its president Paul Wofford in 1985, Wofford Truck Parts specializes in heavy-duty and medium-duty truck parts.
Tags: Vipar Heavy Duty, Aftermarket, Wofford Truck Parts
April 23, 2014 - Industry News
Kenworth of Pennsylvania has opened a new parts and service facility in McKees Rocks, an industrial area and suburb four miles west of downtown Pittsburgh.
Tags: Aftermarket, Dealers, Kenworth of Pennsylvania
April 17, 2014 - Industry News
The Hendrickson Vehicle Suspension Institute scheduled its next session of hands-on technical suspension training for the heavy-duty transportation industry.
Tags: Technician Training, Events, Hendrickson
April 1, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- Mack says fuel-efficient Pinnacle tractors, along with improved customer support and a larger dealer network, will help push Class 8 market share over 10% in 2014.
Tags: Mack Trucks, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 27, 2014 - Industry News
MATS, LOUISVILLE -- The past is gone, and technologies like SCR, multiplexed wiring and telematics, plus high build quality, are the way forward, said Navistar executives Thursday morning.
Tags: Navistar, Information Technology, Telematics, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 26, 2014 - Industry News
The Truck Renting and Leasing Association's (TRALA) Board of Directors has unanimously elected Dan Murphy, president and CEO of Idealease, Inc., as its chairman for 2014-2015.
Tags: TRALA, Leadership, Associations, IdeaLease, Technicians
March 24, 2014 - Industry News
Love’s Truck Tire Care centers has added tire brand offerings from Goodyear and Continental and is expanding the number of locations offering light mechanical services.
Tags: Tires, Love's Travel Stops, Truckstops
The Tire Retread & Repair Information Bureau will hold a "Spot The Retreads" competition at the Mid-America Trucking Show from March 27-29 in Louisville, Ky.
Tags: Tires, Retreads, Mid-America Trucking Show
March 21, 2014 - Industry News
TravelCenters of America has opened a newly built TA Truck Service facility located at I-40, Exit 283 in Holbrook, Ariz. It offers four service bays, and is open 24/7/365. The addition of this location takes the total number of truck service facilities in the TA and Petro branded chains to 236.
Tags: Maintenance, Tires, Arizona, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops, breakdowns, I-40
It offers 4 service bays, and is open 24 hours. The addition of this location takes the total number of truck service facilities in the TA and Petro branded chains to 236.
Tags: Maintenance, Vehicle Repairs, Arizona, TravelCenters of America, Truckstops
March 13, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council recognized Brent Hilton, director of maintenance for Maverick Transportation, Little Rock, Ark., with its Peggy Fisher Study Group Leadership Award during the Council’s 2014 Annual Meeting, Mar. 10-13, in Nashville, Tenn.
Tags: ATA, TMC, Awards, People
March 12, 2014 - Industry News
Michelin Americas Truck Tires announced Michelin Truck Care, a national network of mechanical service providers for trucks with dedicated fleet maintenance managers and technicians, along with standardized services that are audited by Michelin.
Tags: Maintenance, Michelin Americas Truck Tires, Aftermarket, Michelin Truck Care
March 11, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- Dan Umphress, vice president of maintenance and fleet services for A&R Logistics, was elected 2014-2015 general chairman and treasurer of American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council during TMC’s 2014 Annual Meeting, now underway in Nashville, Tenn.
Tags: TMC, Technology & Maintenance Council, People, Associations
March 10, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- Years of service to the council and the industry earned seven industry leaders the group's highest award.
Tags: TMC, Technology & Maintenance Council, Silver Spark Plug Award
TMC, NASHVILLE -- Need to know how your fleet stacks up against your peers and competitors? Vehicle maintenance and service analytics provider, Decisiv, has rolled out a new concept in benchmarking it calls a "Service Scorecard."
Tags: TMC, Decisiv, Maintenance, Benchmarking
March 9, 2014 - Industry News
TMC, NASHVILLE -- The new Battery Protect system from Idle Smart continuously monitors battery voltage levels, and will automatically start and run a vehicle’s engine to recharge batteries.
Tags: TMC, Idle Smart, Idle Reduction, Batteries, Electrical System
March 7, 2014 - Industry News
TMD Friction, manufacturer of OEM and aftermarket brands Textar and Don, announced their training class dates for 2014.
Tags: Training, Brakes, Air Disc Brake, Drum brakes, TMD Friction, Aftermartket
March 3, 2014 - Industry News
Cummins and Cummins Westport are recalling just over 25,000 Cummins Westport Model ISL G engines manufactured Sep.12, 2007, through Feb. 2, 2014, and Cummins Westport Model ISX12 G engines manufactured Feb. 19, 2013, through Feb. 2, 2014.
Tags: Natural Gas Engines, Recalls, Cummins, Cummins Westport, Natural Gas, Alternative Fuels, Engines
American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council is introducing a Certified Specialist Program for users of the Vehicle Maintenance Reporting Standards, the industry standard coding convention for tracking equipment and maintenance information.
Tags: ATA, TMC, VMRS
February 24, 2014 - Industry News
Double Coin Tires and CMA now has a second North American distribution center with the opening of a West Coast distribution center in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
Tags: Double Coin, Tires, Wheels, CMA
Inland Truck Parts has reinvested in North Texas with a new, larger Denton facility just up the street from their former location. The new facility at 4321 N. Elm Street is open for truck repairs and service.
Tags: Aftermarket, Inland Truck Parts
February 22, 2014 - Industry News
Dealers are “fired up” to sell trucks, with new emphasis on highway applications. And executives will "relaunch the Mack brand" at the ConExpo-ConAgg show in March.
Tags: Truck Sales, Mack Trucks, Product Support, OEM, Dealers, Vocational, Heavy-Duty Trucks
February 20, 2014 - Industry News
American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council is accepting applications for its 2014 scholarship programs available for diesel technician studies at WyoTech, the University of Northwestern Ohio, and Lincoln Technical Institute/Lincoln College of Technology/Nashville Auto Diesel College.
Tags: ATA, TMC, Technician Training
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