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HDT Announces 2017 Top 20 Products

Heavy Duty Trucking magazine announced its 2017 Top 20 Products, highlighting the most innovative, significant and useful new product announcements from the previous year.

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Commission Ends Tariffs on Truck Tires From China

The International Trade Commission upended the Chinese tire tariff investigation by voting against imposing tariffs on the products.

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Goodyear's Raw Material Costs Increase $300M in 3 Weeks

Tire makers worldwide are citing rising raw material costs as the driver of their price increases. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. painted a picture of just how extreme the increases have been so far — using words like “volatile” and “unpredictable."

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FTR, CKCVR Issue Maintenance Benchmarking Study

FTR and CK Commercial Vehicle Research have released a comprehensive benchmarking study that examines fleet maintenance practices in heavy- and medium-duty fleets.

Photo: Mack Trucks

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Mack CK-4 Engine Oil Offers Extended Drain Intervals

Mack Trucks has announced that its newly formulated genuine Mack Engine Oil EOS-4.5 will extend engine oil drain intervals for customers.

Screenshot via Hendrickson

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Hendrickson Revamps Tiremaax Pro ROI Calculator

Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems has updated its Tiremaax Pro return-on-investment calculator with a new user-friendly design.

Photo: Bridgestone

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Michelin and Bridgestone Also Increase Tire Prices

Michelin North America and Bridgestone Americas Tires have both announced price increases for their tire lines as a result of rising material costs and other market conditions.

The Yokohama 104ZR urban/regional all-position/steer tire (photo courtesy of Yokohama Tires).

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Yokohama Increases All Tire Prices

Yokohama Tire Corporation will increase prices by up to 7% on all of its tires sold in the U.S., including commercial, off-the-road (OTR), and consumer. The increase will go into effect April 1.

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Eaton Adds Direct Shipping of Lubricant Products

Eaton has expanded the company’s distribution channels for Eaton-branded synthetic lubricants and multi-purpose grease to include direct shipments to fleets and independent owner-operators.

Photo: Ryder

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Fleets Discuss Parts and Service Needs

Fleet executives representing five vocations, 63,000 power units and 130,000 trailers shared their thoughts on what they need from heavy-duty aftermarket parts and service providers at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Dialogue in Las Vegas.

USEFUL WHITEPAPERS
How the Right Diesel Fuel Additives Can Save Your Fleet Money
Diesel fuel additives are among the most powerful and cost-effective tools a fleet manager can use to keep their fleet up and running. Not every additive does the same thing—specialized formulas can help clean fuel systems, prevent gelling, or keep the fuel flowing in the coldest temperatures. Some OEMs recommend that additives be used to keep trucks operating at peak efficiency.
The True Costs of Outsourced Maintenance & How to Compare Vendors
The most inexpensive vendor isn’t always the one with the lowest bill rate. There are a number of cost factors that fleets need to consider when choosing an outsourced maintenance provider.
The True Costs of Outsourced Maintenance & How to Compare Vendors
The most inexpensive vendor isn’t always the one with the lowest bill rate. There are a number of cost factors that fleets need to consider when choosing an outsourced maintenance provider.
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